FOOTBALL: Strachan Football Foundation seeking new intake

Apprentices celebrate!
Apprentices celebrate!

Trials for school leavers aged 16-18 on February 18-20

Strachan Football Foundation are hosting three days of trials at Rugby Town JFC, Kilsby Lane for school leavers and any 16-18 year olds looking for a career in football and football coaching.  The trials will include training and team based classroom activities throughout the week. Interviews with Strachan Football Foundation staff will also be part of the trial week.

You will have the opportunity to be coached by SFF coaches Gordon Strachan, George Mackie, Dan Elliott and Chay Thompson with a number of guess coach appearances from coaches with Premier League experience throughout the season.

Dan Elliott Education and Marketing Director spoke of the progress the foundation is making: “To think of the progress made in under 2 years we train at a multi-million pound purpose built football facility, we have three teams playing week in week out from u18′s to u21′s, have played in the British College Elite League Cup Final at Bristol City.

“We produced our first professional player in Luke Leahy who signed a two-year contract at Falkirk FC in Scotland. We have also qualified over 70 Level 1 students in Sports Coaching and trained 16 apprentices completing the Level 2 Sports Coaching apprenticeship framework. Working with schools in the area has been another major success our first annual primary schools tournament in May was a great experience for all involved.”

Strachan Football Foundation offers 16-18 the opportunity to continue their education and develop as a footballer gain qualifications in sports coaching and literacy and numeracy. The foundation offers young people an alternative to College and 6th form. SFF have built links with universities and coaching companies in the USA to provide jobs and opportunities of scholarships and have a number of links to professional clubs in the UK.

To book your place on the February Trial days please contact: 07840 797 500 or 07854 324857