Grantham Town give green light to Football Academy

Grantham Town’s ambitions to create a Football Academy have come to fruition.

Town this week announced the decision to launch the Academy which will commence in July this year.

The club is inviting expressions of interest from any potential students.

Students attending the Academy will work towards a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport, studying in purpose-built classrooms at The Meres stadium. This will be combined with professional football coaching on a daily basis.

The two-year course is full-time, 30 hours a week, for nine months of the year. Entry requirements are four GCSEs, including English Language, or a BTEC Level 1 at distinction grade.

The Academy will be run in conjunction with SR Education Training and Chesterfield College. SR is a high quality, private training provider, and Football Academies come under the umbrella of their Community Sports initiatives.

Tutors are provided by SR and the football club will provide its own coaches.

Grantham Town’s commercial manager Steve Cardy said: “We are currently interviewing for this, so don’t have a name at present, but they will be ex-pro with full coaching badges.”

Open days and interviews for prospective students will be held during April.

* To express your interest or for more information e-mail stephen.cardy@granthamtownfc.com