Football Industry College to launch new football education program at FDC Norwich


Budding footballers and those keen to embark on a career in the football, sports or leisure industry have received a boost.

Recently graduated from Football Industry College and former Norfolk FA U18 Rep, Miles Palmer, who now plays overseas. Photo: College of the Football Industry
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Boys and girls, ages 16-19, will have the chance to study, train, play and learn at a top soccer venue from September 2020.

The Football Industry College, run by the SLT Group, has partnered with the Norfolk County FA Football Development Center in Bowthorpe, which will provide teens with the opportunity to combine post-16 education with a development program, training and football match.

Current Norwich Fellow Peter Flaxman providing community coaching sessions as part of his education

Current Norwich Fellow Peter Flaxman provides community coaching sessions as part of his education and enrichment experiences. Photo: College of the Football Industry
– Credit: Archant

Football Industry College Assistant Director of Education Andy Reynolds said: will provide fantastic enrichment and pathway opportunities to inspire our students to athletic and educational success that will launch future careers.

Combining the exciting world of the football industry with an innovative sports education and development program, students have the option of studying for a Level 2 degree in “Sport” or a Level 3 degree in “Working in the sport”.

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This will be accompanied by a maximum of nine hours per week of football development and industry enrichment.

Commenting on the Football Education Program, Mr. Reynolds said, “The college combines modern academic studies, hands-on learning and experience of the real football and sports industry.

“Our aim is to provide our students with the skills, experiences and qualifications necessary to prepare them for the pathways of progression to university, apprenticeships, scholarships for study abroad and employment in the many careers. available including coaching, scouting, athletic therapy, nutrition, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, health and fitness, physical education teacher, officiating, gaming (pro or semi-professional) and more .

On the pitch, students can develop as a player, learning from qualified FA and UEFA coaches while participating in both competitive college leagues, futsal and elite matches.

The college enrichment program develops students’ creativity, initiative and leadership skills through a range of community coaching and life skills delivery opportunities.

Depending on behavior, attendance and performance, the college offers trips to universities (including UCFB Wembley) to experience the latest sports technology and methodologies, US sports scholarship trials, tours season football, team building activities and masterclass sessions with guest speakers. .

Norfolk County FA General Manager Gavin Lemmon said: “Bringing a full-time football education program to FDC is something we have been aspiring to welcome to the center for some time now.

“We believe that hosting such a program at FDC allows us to make the best use of this fantastic facility to support the growth and development of more young people who could become the future Norfolk Football team.

“For those students joining the Football Industry College, we hope that the experience of undertaking the FDC course and the additional enrichment opportunities it offers will allow an additional dimension to each student’s personal development and further learning. classes.

“We look forward to welcoming the program, staff and students to the center from September. “

If you are completing your GCSE or have achieved a Level 2 qualification and are considering your next steps in continuing education and a potential career in the football or sports industry, then register your interest at or by email [email protected]


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