Year 11 Scholarship trial dates announced
on January 14, 2015
We are pleased to announce the dates for our Year 11 SEFA Scholarship trials.
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The trials will be held during the February 2015 half term at our three centres at Maplesden Noakes (Maidstone), Ursuline (Westgate) and Swadelands (Lenham).
The trials will take the form of a football assessment along with time exploring and planning academic options and available future pathways for players and parents.
SEFA Director Tony Browne said: “All at SEFA are looking forward to the trials which are a massively important date in ours and the players’ calendar.
“There has been unprecedented interest this year in the Scholarship – and this is no doubt down to the success we have had year after year developing players for professional and semi-professional football – and also developing successful, educated and driven young people who are fully equipped to step into the one of the many exit routes that the SEFA Scholarship maps out for them.
“The footballing side is covered by our unrivalled professional fixtures programme and superb UEFA-qualified A licence coaches who have experienced the game at the highest level. Coaches such as Andy Hessenthaler and Nicky Southall put on sessions that challenge, mould and release the potential in our young scholars.
“Our reputation for producing players ready to step into the professional game ensures the standard of player coming into each Scholarship programme is high each year. Recent players include the likes of Kaiyne Woolery, who has signed a full time professional contract at Bolton Wanderers, and Aaron Simpson and Josh Woolley who have reached the England Schoolboy squad. In addition over 40 Scholars past and present now earn money playing first team football and the quality in our squads has never been higher.
“The schools we work with are superb and offer a comprehensive array of A-Levels and BTECs enabling scholars to increase their exit route options at the end of the programme.
“Alongside this we support our Scholars through numerous non-playing pathways into University, USA Scholarships, apprenticeships and paid coaching work while we also run an in house SEFA apprenticeship scheme which sees outstanding Scholars join SEFA in a full job role at the end of their Scholarship.
“These elements combined really do set the SEFA Scholarship aside from the rest and we look forward to seeing everyone during the February half term for our trials!”
FULL TRIAL DETAILS:
Maplesden Noakes: Monday 16 February 5:30-7:30PM (registration at 5PM)
Ursuline @ Baypoint Club – Wednesday 18 February Feb 1:00-2:00PM (12:30PM registration)
Swadelands: Friday 20 February 6:00-8:00PM (5.30PM registration)
Click here to find out more about the Scholarship or secure your trial space by filling in the below form!
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED INTEREST IN THE SEFA SCHOLARSHIP WE WOULD ASK THAT YOU PLEASE ALSO CONFIRM YOUR INTENTION TO ATTEND OUR TRIALS.