The Redditch United Football Academy will be expanding for September 2017 with a new learning partner and new courses available. The programme, which is heading into its second season, will allow students to gain recognised sports qualifications with embedded performance football coaching, both of which will be delivered at the clubs Trico Stadium. The course will run in collaboration with Educate2Perform giving students the opportunity to gain an A-Level equivalent vocational sport qualification alongside a performance football programme. From Sept 2018 there will also be an offer of University level education, which will make the programme one of the biggest in the area.
Students will benefit from technical coaching, football specific fitness sessions and plenty of opportunities to test out their skills representing Redditch United in their junior and senior teams. In addition, a variety of employability opportunities will be available to the scholars with placements working for Redditch United within community coaching, performance analysis and media.
Redditch United Chairman Chris Swan said “This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to gain employment in football and sport to develop their knowledge and employability as well as provide a window into senior football. We hope to utilise the skills of our scholars to support the first team and our community coaching. Educate2Perform Director David Faulkner said, “We are really happy to have linked with Redditch United to expand their Academy offer with College and University courses. The £900,000 investment at the Trico Stadium has made this a great place to hold education and football”.