What is the Hampshire FA Academy?
The Hampshire FA Football Academy Programme is a great opportunity for school leavers (aged 16-18) to study a full-time education, delivered by SCL Education, while developing their football, with the end goal of leaving the programme with a clear pathway to a career in sport.
Students can look forward to progressing their football ability with the aid of daily training sessions from a top-quality FA coach, as well as competition in the SCL Development League, all hosted at Hampshire FA's £9 million, bespoke football facility, Stoneham Lane Football Complex.
The qualification that students will undertake is an NCFE Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity, which combines theoretical and practical learning. The course has been developed with the employer in mind, utilising Hampshire FA's extensive knowledge, resources and industry connections within football to ensure that every student has the opportunity to gain the skills and experience needed to build a future career in football or the wider sports & leisure industry, tailored to their own interests and development goals.
Future careers can include: playing professionally, coaching, refereeing, physio & sports science roles, media & journalism, events/facility management and more.
Find out more about the Academy here