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Acadamy partnership with Stanmore College launched

Greensnet Editor
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 10:13

Hendon FC are to launch an Academy programme in conjunction with Stanmore College which will be delivered entirely at SJP.

The programme will start in September 2017, and offers the opportunity to study either BTec Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 3 A Levels) or BTec Level 2 Award in Sport.

The entry requirements for Level 3 is 4 GCSE's A-C Grade (including English) and for Level 2 is 3 GCSE's A-C Grade (including English).

All the coaches are hold UEFA A or B licences, and games will be played in the Conference Youth Alliance, FA Youth Cup and Middlesex County Cup.

Potential exit routes include the Hendon first team, apprenticeships, coaching and sport, leisure and fitness jobs.

There is no cost, except for a subsidised cost for training kit.

John Creith, who is the head of football development with the club said, "I'm delighted that we have been able to form a partnership with Stanmore college and Hendon FC. To be able to run our own under 18 academy as Hendon FC has been a longstanding goal and lays great foundations for our club.

"With staff from Stanmore College delivering a very high level of teaching to the BTec students, and Hendon coaches developing the footballing knowledge, tactical awareness side, it promises to be a very successful partnership.

"The ethos and enthusiasm of James Duncan and his staff from Stanmore college embodies the learning environment and high standards we as a club want to create for the students that attend the course.

"My thanks to Rob Morris at Silver Jubilee Park for his continued hard work behind the scenes to help make this happen. The hard work starts now to make it a success and to keep building Hendon FC as a beacon in the community."

James Duncan, who is the head of PE at Stanmore College, said "Stanmore College are delighted to announce a new partnership with Hendon FC to form a new football academy.

"The aim of the programme is to provide young footballers aged 16-19 with opportunities for sporting and academic excellence. Boys will be able to combine an academic programme in sport with a fulltime training programme at SJP. The college look forward to working with Hendon FC"

The first trial is Wednesday 12th April at SJP and if you interested in applying or want further information please contact the academy on