FOOTBALL: Strachan Football Foundation


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Half-term trials for 16-19 year-olds on May 27-28

Strachan Football Foundation are holding their trials for the 2014/15 season on May 27th and 28th at Rugby Town JFC, Kilsby Lane training ground. SFF provide a government funded Football Education Programme to offer young people many opportunities.

Founded in 2011 SFF are moving into their fourth season and have seen some very positive outcomes from within the foundation. They already have had over 10 players trial at professional clubs, Peterborough United, Bradford City, Premier League Swansea City, Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest and had one player sign a professional contract at Scottish Championship side Falkirk.

SFF director Gordon Strachan is pleased with the progress the Foundation is making. “It’s great to see young people not only developing as footballers but as people,” he said. “We have seen boys earn contracts in professional football but have also seen lads go out to the USA coaching and progress onto bigger and better things in life.” Gordon isn’t the only familiar face at the training ground SFF have regular guest coaches with Premier League experience having seen former Aston Villa manager Kevin McDonald, Eddie Newton, Brian Little, Mark Robins and many more all taking sessions with the players.

In partnership with Ofsted grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ training provider Heart Of England Training, SFF have delivered over 230 qualifications to 14-19 year people who are looking to develop a career in football and sports coaching industry.

They have seen a number of their learners progress from their apprenticeship, and by July this year will have over 10 young lads coaching in the USA for six months. Another has been part time employed at Coventry City Academy. Many have found employment and a handful of lads have got offers from UK Universities.

From September SFF will be delivering an extended level 3 BTEC diploma in Sport which will provide a pathway to university in the UK or a scholarship in the USA. SFF also offer full time apprenticeships in sports coaching and sports development and a variety of full time government funded courses in Sport , Sports Coaching and FA qualifications from level 1 to Level 3.

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