Elite Football Academy at North Oxfordshire Academy
The programme gives students the opportunity to continue their academic or vocational education whilst continuing their pursuit of a career in football. Students will receive three sessions of training or mentoring each week which will focus on all aspects of the game including fitness, skills development, decision making and nutrition. Additionally The Elite First Team will play competitive matches on a Wednesday afternoon in the form of National Cup and County League games or friendly fixtures against other academy teams. There are similar programmes linked to other clubs like Oxford United but these generally only allow students to follow a limited vocational pathway alongside their football training. At NOA the course is designed to allow students to combine the study of football with that of other academic or vocational subjects including A levels.
On this programme, Students will have the opportunity to progress through a coaching programme. Students will attend three sessions per week where they will learn the theory behind coaching and be given the opportunity to coach others. Most students following this programme would combine it with three or four other subjects available across the Career Zone or A’ Level programmes and/or participation in the Football Elite programme.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Oxfordshire Academy directly.