Horley Town FC Football Academy reflects an ethos which combines the provision of football excellence with a full-time education.
- Compete in the Conference Youth Alliance League and FA Youth Cup
- Professional coaching by UEFA 'A' and 'B' Licence Coaches
- Emphasis on progressing Academy players into the Reserves and First Team squad
- 2-year programme
- Functional Maths and English.
- BTEC Level 2 & 3 in Sport
- Basic First Aid
- Safe guarding children
- Coaching and referee level 1 & 2 Qualifications
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What is The Football Academy?
The Football Academy is a 2-year, full-time Education and Football Development programme delivered in partnership with Professional and Non-League Football Clubs. Open to talented footballers aged between 16–18 years, the Academy Programme is a must for any football enthusiast. A playing trial will be required as places will be offered based on playing ability and academic ability.
Why Join the Academy?
Horley Town Football Club’s Academy has the simple aim of helping talented footballers make progress in their sporting careers whilst continuing with their academic studies.
The scheme enables young players to enjoy 10 hours of coaching by UEFA qualified coaches and competitive fixtures alongside their academic studies. Horley Town FC will have teams in the Conference Youth Alliance, Southern Youth League, as well as the prestigious FA Youth Cup.
The club have a history of producing young talented footballers, such as the latest player to go pro Ashley Nadesan.
Where will the Academy be held?
The Football Academy offers a unique opportunity for players to train and study in an environment that will develop their academic and sporting performance.
The Football development programme and Academic studies will be based at Horley Town FC, The New Defence, Horley RH6 8SP. Here players will benefit from an excellent range of training facilities, state of the art gym and a dedicated classroom for academic studies.
What Education Programme will I study?
Over the 2-year duration, players will study a variety of National Recognised Qualifications within the subject of Sport, Coaching & Fitness. Players will study the Diploma in Sport Level 2&3 (A-Level equivalence), FA Coaching Qualifications together with core skills in Maths and English. Successful completion of the educational programme will enable players to follow pathways into Higher Education at selected Universities and employment opportunities within the Sport and leisure industry, including coaching placements and playing scholarships in America.
Who will deliver the Education?
The club have linked with Pro Infinity, a Further Education and Work Based Training Provider, who will be responsible for the management and delivery of the educational element of the Academy. Pro Infinity currently work in partnership with many Sixth Form Schools, Further Education Colleges and Football Academies across the country.
What are the Costs?
Both the Football and Educational element of the Academy is fully funded and therefore there is no cost to join the programme. There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit and study books and technology at the start of the season. Further details will be provided upon the player's acceptance into the Football Academy.