A 2-year, full-time education and football development programme for 16-18 year olds.
Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport
Up to 280
Aoc college league and SCL development league.
FREE for 16-18 year olds - There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit
3 GCSES A-C or 8-4 preferably one Maths or English
Draper Norton FC
SCL Education Group
COURSE START DATE
Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus College Drive Nottingham NG118NS
Access to University, Apprenticeships, play professional and semi-professional football, Football coaching, Sport, Leisure and Fitness jobs.
If successful you will be given a conditional offer and then accepted depending on your results in August.
Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL.
Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.
SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport.
In addition to classroom based learning delivered by our outstanding teachers and training by highly qualified coaches, students will have access Pro-VLE, our Digital Learning Environment. Pro-VLE has been specifically designed to create a personalised, first class, digital learning experience for our students and has been tailored to support their education and development.
There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit at the start of the season. Further details about this will be provided upon the player’s acceptance into The Football Academy.
Draper Norton Football represents a perfect platform from which to promote new male and female talent in football. We believe that talent at all levels should be nurtured and that we should make concerted efforts to ensure players receive the recognition they deserve so that they may aspire to reach their goals.
DNF has been founded on the principle of learning by doing with the belief that to learn how to play football, players must do just that. Players will train, in brand new world-class facilities at Nottingham Trent University. Players will be taught the knowledge, attitude and skill they can apply in their professional careers making for an educational experience like no other.
NATIONAL: England under-21s, Sub for Full England Team
LEAGUE APPEARANCES: 400+
CUP WINS: Aston Villa - League Cup 1996
MATCHES PLAYED: 500
GOALS SCORED: 72
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Selection for England and cup final win at Wembley
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING COURSES: UEFA A Licence, UEFA B Licence, Youth Module 1, Youth Module 2, Sports Leaders 1+2, First Aid and Child Safeguarding
YOUNG PLAYER DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE: Notts County FC - Worked in the Academy and with youth team and reserves. Stoke City FC - Worked in the Academy. DNF Coaching - Currently runs 11 junior teams and growing
PRO CLUBS: Leicester City, Aston Villa, Southampton, Notts County and Rayo Vallecano (Spain)
NATIONAL: England Youth - 7 Caps
LEAGUE APPEARANCES: 440
CUP GAMES: 60
GOALS SCORED: 17
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Representing England in the 1983 European championships and signing my first professional contract with Aston Villa.
TEAMS MANAGED/ASSISTANT MANAGER: Forest Green Rovers, Gainsborough Trinity, Grantham Town, Tamworth (Assistant), Nuneaton Borough (Assistant) and Stafford Rangers (Assistant)
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING COURSES: FA B, FA Junior Football Organisers Tutor Training Course, FA Intermediate Treatment and Management of Injuries, FA Diploma – Treatment and Management of Injuries, Sports Massage BSY Diploma, Physical Fitness BSY Diploma, First aid and Child Safeguarding
YOUNG PLAYER DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE: 2007-2016 - Physical Education sports coach in the primary school sector, 1996-ongoing - Football coach for 3-14 years with DNF, 2008-2011 - Mentoring and football coaching 16-19 year olds and 1994-2016 - Belief in Whole Self Development
PRO CLUBS: Aston Villa, Notts County, Hull City, Northampton Town, Hereford, Cheltenham Town, Yeovil Town and Forest Green Rovers
The Football Academy will be based at Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus College Drive Nottingham NG118NS