Just received your GCSE results and are wondering what to do in September? Or are you just about to go back to college and not sure if that course is right for you?

There are limited places left on the Matlock Town Academy, a hugely successful education and football academy where you will study for a BTEC in Sport Level 3, train full time and play for the Gladiators. The programme is ideal for anyone aged 16-18 who wants to progress with their education and develop their football.

In our first year we have had great success on the pitch with Lewis Brown becoming the first football graduate when he made his first team debut in February, several of our students have appeared for the reserve and ADS sides, two students were picked in the League’s Team of The Year and there were also four inclusions for the NPLFA inter-league squad against Oldham Athletic and Accrington Stanley. In July we were delighted to announce that Max Hunt had become the second professional graduate of the NPLFA when he moved to Mansfield Town. Off the pitch and the majority of our students are half way through their two year qualification whilst Corey Bulheller secured a four year scholarship in America at the Bacone College in Oklahoma (http://nplfa.co.uk/corey-bulheller-secures-scholarship-in-america/)

At the Matlock Town Academy you will study, train and play full time.

– Alternative to college
– BTEC in Sport Level 3
– Two year programme
– Study in the classroom with your team mates
– Opportunities to gain experience at the football club

– Experienced & UEFA qualified coaches
– Train three/four times a week
– Improve technical ability and fitness on a daily basis
– Opportunities to train with the reserves and first team

– In the NPL Football Academy League
– Opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup
– Games played at Evo-Stik League stadiums
– Opportunities to progress to the first team
– Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against professional clubs

– Trips to St George’s Park
– All matches are filmed, analysed and highlighted online every week with our video partners FilmMyMatch
– Opportunities to study, play and coach in the USA with our pathway partners Soccer Chance USA

Activate your ambition now and apply at nplfa.co.uk/register

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