Braintree Town FC have done the unthinkable and confirmed their place in the playoffs for the football league with a 3-0 win against Altrincham F.C. on Saturday and finished the season in 3rd place.
The Club is getting bigger every year and with the academy developing so many young players the future is bright. Don’t miss your opportunity to join the academy in September.
Braintree Town Academy will be running their final open trial day on Tuesday 24th May for our September 2016 intake for our full time academy.
The trial will take place at Witham Town Football Club from 6:30pm until 7:30pm, followed by a presentation from 7:30pm until 9pm.
This opportunity is available to 16-18 year olds who have a keen interest in football and would like access to good quality coaching, whilst also continuing their education within a club environment.
The club delivers a 2 year elite program, working in partnership with VLUK Learning to provide scholars with access to a full-time football & education course.
The scholars combine training with their studies every day from Monday to Friday and compete in 4 leagues, Ryman U21’s, Thurlow Nunn League, Conference Youth Alliance and VLUK League. The Academy also feed players into Ryman side Witham Town FC and Braintree Town FC first team, currently in the National League.
The program is designed to provide a blend of football & educational studies, and those scholars who don’t make the grade as footballers will still leave with academic qualifications and additional life skills.
HND Coaching and Developing Sport:
- Successful completion of this course could lead into year three of sports degree programmes at university. Career opportunities with private or local authority sports centres as sports coaches and leaders, sports development staff, fitness/gym staff, leisure centre staff, health and fitness staff. Employers may include: local authority, local sports organisations, private clubs/hotels and/or leisure trusts.
BTEC Level 3 – National Diploma in Sport: (entry level – 5 GCSE A-C grades including maths & english)
- The 180 Credit Level 3 Extended Diploma that you will gain if you complete 180 credits deepens the specialist work related focus. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.
- If you complete this qualification with a distinction star, this is worth 420 UCAS Points.
The education program and coaching experience provides the learners with the opportunity to enhance the number of pathways open to them upon completion of the course. The Academy will be on hand to speak with parents and potential scholars about the course in more detail and answer any questions raised.
This program is by far the most exciting opportunity for this age group, and provides an excellent platform for young people to gain a qualification whilst being a full time youth footballer at a National League club.
During 2015/16 – Braintree Town Academy finished in 4th spot in the Conference Youth Alliance League. In total, 10 Academy players have signed first team forms with Alife Walker making his debut and 3 players finished the season on loan to AFC Sudbury and Canvey Island in the Ryman League
To sign up for the academy please click on the TRIALS link below and complete the online form.
Date: Tuesday 24th May 2016.
Location: Witham Town Football Club, The Village Glass Stadium, Spa Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 1UN