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With the government requirement to stay in fulltime education until 18, you face some tough decisions to ensure you use this time to best prepare for the future ‌ Here at St Neots Town FC we encourage individuals to look at what each option provides them both academically and in terms of their personal development for a future career.

What do you need to for fill your potential?

Who is best placed to help you?

What will success look like in 2 years?

Our aim is to provide the very highest standards that will afford you the best possible opportunities to progress in your quest to establish yourself in professional sport and the world that surrounds it. For all those that are considering our Scholarship Programme may I take the opportunity to wish you every success. Lee Kearns - Chairman

Who is this Programme aimed at? The St Neots Town FC Scholarship Opportunities are aimed at passionate sports students between the ages of 16 - 18 years old. We offer you the opportunity to study academic qualifications while developing your football / sporting ability and gaining industry experience to develop as a individual.

What does a scholarship offer you? St Neots Town FC offers a path to a career in football and sports related industries as well a route through to higher education. You will have access to professional coaching, qualified teachers and industry experts in order to fulfil your potential.

We have opportunities for aspirational footballers wishing to dedicate to a full-time training programme focussed on developing their skills & intelligence as a player alongside team ethic & work mentality as a person. We offer the chance to focus on a Teaching & Coaching career with unrivalled opportunities to gain hands on experience in both secondary & primary school settings. Individuals will improve vital leadership skills required for working with young students & gain recognised coaching badges along the journey. For those interested in a role in the Fitness Industry moving forward, look no further as we have partnered with specialists to deliver a PT course equipped to ensure you have the knowledge to complement qualifications for you to step straight into the world of work.

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Integrated Football & Academic Timetable Peterborough United FC Talent ID & full-time Coaching Staff British Colleges League Fixtures & Youth Team Matches Training with St Neots Town FC 1st Team Full-time Professional Training Syllabus Individual Player Development Plans • Personal Fitness Analysis • One Leisure Gym Access • Professional Kit Package • Off the Pitch Welfare Support • Position Specific Training (incl. GKs) • State of the Art Playing Facilities + All Sixth Form Education Benefits

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Integrated Football & Academic Timetable Personal Fitness Analysis Fulltime Professional Training Syllabus Individual Player Development Plans Qualified full-time Female Specific Coaching Staff Training opportunities with St Neots Town Boys Professional Kit Package Off the Pitch Welfare Support British Colleges League Fixtures One Leisure Gym Access State of the Art Playing Facilities

+ All Sixth Form Education Benefits

In support of England Talent Pathway (FA Regional Programme)

• Integrated Coaching & Academic Timetable • Opportunity for industry qualifications in Teaching & Leadership • Regular experience of assisting PE delivery in Secondary / Primary School settings • Individual Coaching Development Plans • Lead coaching sessions with St Neots Town FC Academy • FA Level 1 / Level 2 Coaching Course • School PE Delivery Syllabus • Professional Kit Package & State of the Art Facilities • Off the Pitch Welfare Support • Playing opportunities if wished • One Leisure Gym Access + All Sixth Form Education Benefits

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Integrated Fitness & Academic Timetable Personal Athlete Analysis / Programme setting Fulltime Professional Training Syllabus Individual Performance Enhancement Plans Qualified Personal Training Experts with industry experience Performance support for Elite Programme Players Professional Kit Package Off the Pitch Welfare Support One Leisure Gym Access State of the Art Facilities Playing opportunities if interested Delivered in partnership with + All Sixth Form Education Benefits

Alongside your chosen Scholarship Option you will become a St Neots Sixth Form Student. The Sixth Form will deliver your education while with us and ensure you best for fill your potential academically in a proven high quality academic environment. The Sixth Form is part of St Neots Learning Partnership (SNLP) and their flexible approach to supporting students is what makes the relationship work so well for the programme. We believe that by partnering with an established education provider this proves our seriousness for having academic qualifications alongside sport.

The Scholarship Programme offers a perfect environment for young people who wish to develop their football or delivery skills alongside gaining appropriate vocational qualifications. The partnership with SNLP allows students to study A-Levels or BTEC qualifications or alongside the football training programme , teaching timetable or gym schedule etc... The football / sport elements are delivered by St Neots Town Football Club staff and academic lessons by SNLP Teachers to ensure specific areas of knowledge are delivered by experts in each field. The programme is aimed at any student with a genuine interest in football or sport, who may wish to pursue sports based qualifications at university, or embark on a career within the sports sector. Students can study any of the variety of courses offered at St Neots Sixth Form (subject to them being within integrated option blocks) as the academic benefits will not differ to those at the Sixth Form with no interest in Sport.

All academics for the Scholarship Programme are delivered across the partnership at St Neots Town FC (Classroom Block) and the Sixth Form Centre at Longsands Academy (10 minutes walk from the Football Club). This allows anyone wishing to study specific courses [such as A-Levels] the chance to do so without compromising on their high quality football / sport development opportunities.

3 A-Levels offered by St Neots Sixth Form (2 Years) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (2 Years) [Equivalent to 3 A-Levels] Mix of A-Level Subjects & BTEC Course (2 Years) [Equivalent to 3 A-Levels]

Access to A-Levels Course – BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Sport & Activity Leadership (1 Year APS Top Up) + GCSE Maths & English retakes if required

Friday 22nd December – Launch of Scholarship 2018 Open Day @SNTFC Wednesday 31st January – Scholarship Academic Evening @Longsands Academy

Monday 12th February – Scholarship Recruitment Day @SNTFC Friday 13th April – Scholarship Decision Day @SNTFC Wednesday 30th May – Scholarship Welcome Day @SNTFC

In addition to the mini gym and treatment room at the football club we also partner with One Leisure Gym (St Neots) to ensure we provide the highest levels of physical support and injury recovery for our Scholars. This includes sessions twice a week at the Gym / Swimming Pool where players are given specific individual training programmes dependant on their playing position or injury status.

During your Scholarship we will provide you with a number of opportunities to support your chosen career pathway including: • University Applications • Overseas Scholarship Presentations • Career Experience This will provide a number of exit routes: •

First Team Player • Professional Coach • Physiotherapist • Fitness Instructor • PE Teacher

Professional Player • Sports Scientist • Personal Trainer

Other notable mentions; Claudio Ofosu – 2 Year Pro Contract Erhan Nurettin, Zak Rudman & Andre Williams – SNTFC Step 3 First Team Evan Jeckells – USA Scholarship, Mia Cinque – England U19

Uhlsport Kit is used throughout club from U9s to the First Team and represents the professionalism we show & expect at all times.

All Scholars own & wear their kit for Training & Study to represent the club, Match Day kit is provided for Fixtures.

If you haven't already please complete the Online Application Form so you don’t miss out on the latest updates & info. From there you will be invited to an Open Day / Trial Event & then to apply for one of the following 4 scholarship opportunities‌

You will then be asked to attend a Sixth Form Interview with Teachers and Football Club Staff. Provided all goes well, you will receive your offer and be given the appropriate starting info.

See you in September!

Football Club Scholarships: Iain Parr

Tim Sergeant

Director of Football Operations Manager & Head of & Female Scholarship Scholarship Head Coach 07970 851511 07866 453511

St Neots Town Football Club, Premier Plus Stadium, Kester Way, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6SL

Sixth Form Academics: Mark Taylor Director of St Neots Sixth Form St Neots Sixth Form Centre, Longsands Road, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1LQ

St Neots Town Football Club, Premier Plus Stadium, Kester Way, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6SL @StNeotsTownFC

01480 470012

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