Last week, students began their first session for the newly formed Rotherham United/Wickersley Football Scholarship. Share this articleShare via: TwitterFacebook
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to launch a brand new Elite Football Development Programme in partnership with Wickersley School and Sports College.
This exciting new scholarship aims to give talented young players between the ages of 16 and 18 the chance to combine A-Level studies with a practical football experience.
Sixth form students at Wickersley School and Sports College will benefit from an extensive football development curriculum delivered by highly qualified and experienced coaches alongside specialist staff delivering other aspects of our multi-discipline training model, including Sport Science and performance analysis.
The sixth form football team will compete in the EFL Community and Education Football Alliance League (CEFA), which consists of teams represented by EFL and Premier League Clubs. The league hosts a demanding and high standard of football through which players may progress to Rotherham United FC’s official Under 18s.
In addition to the football programme, the students will have the option to study a range of A-Level courses at Wickersley School and Sports College.
Shadow Academy Ambassador Ben Wiles
Rotherham United star and Shadow Academy Ambassador Ben Wiles believes this is a great opportunity for young footballers in Rotherham:
“This is a great opportunity for young players across Rotherham who may not have been ready at 16 to sign for a Professional Club. This programme will provide them with 2 more years to develop their ability in a professional environment, whilst gaining an education that will allow them to progress into employment in the sports industry or progress to University.’’
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