WOMEN’S TEAM | Post-16 football academy launches in partnership with local school

David Brenchley reports

Charlton Athletic Women’s Football Club can confirm details of its Post-16 Girls’ Football Academy, run in partnership with Thomas Tallis School in Eltham.

The full-time education and football course will offer attendees the chance to study for a BTEC extended Level 3 in Sports Science (or Sports), equivalent to three A-Levels, as well as giving opportunities for additional qualifications in Sports Leadership, First Aid and many more.

They will also benefit from coaching by UEFA A and B Licensed coaches working within CAWFC’s Regional Talent Club (RTC).

Moreover, it provides a future pathway into the club’s senior team, which currently boasts a number of home-grown players at its core, including club captain Kim Dixson, who has played over 220 times for the club and Kit Graham, who has netted 145 goals in 164 appearances since making her debut aged 16.

Paul McDonagh, RTC Technical Director at Charlton Athletic WFC, said: “I am pleased to announce the post-16 academy project, which will start in September this year. This will bridge the gap between the U16 team and senior football.

“Players will be able to play full-time whilst studying for qualifications that will help them in future life no matter what their career choice.

“Thomas Tallis are a forward-thinking school. We have worked together to finalise this program and I look forward to a long and successful partnership with them.”

Entry Requirements
Football ability as assessed at trials with previous playing experience also taken into account.
5 GCSE's including Maths and English at A* to C.
Good references from previous schools in behaviour, attitude and attendance.

The Course Offers
BTEC extended Level 3 in Sports Science (or Sports), equivalent to 3 'A' Levels
UEFA Licenced coaches working within CAWFC
Regular midweek and weekend fixtures
A full-time education and football course

Trial dates
Wednesday, April 5th
Wednesday, April 12th
Wednesday, May 31st
All trials take place from 6.30-8.30pm at Charlton Athletic Training Ground, Sparrows Lane, SE9 2JR

To Book your trial
Email - charltonwomen@yahoo.co.uk with the following information:
Name and address
Phone Number
Previous clubs
Playing position
Any medical conditions
The dates of the trials you wish to attend (multiple trials can be booked)

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