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What next for school leavers? Football and education offered by Trust

Join Trust post-16 education programme and kick start your career in the footballing world

14 July 2020

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is looking for talented young footballers to join its post-16 education programme. You can be involved in the sort of activity the players have taken part in.

What does the course involve?

The post-16 football education programme combines studying for A-Levels or a BTEC Level 3 sports diploma while enhancing football skills with experienced coaches. Students will take part in a rigorous training programme at Gunnersbury Park’s state-of-the-art sports facilities and compete in the prestigious Community Education Football Alliance League with the EFL.

What other benefits does the programme offer?

  • Coaching and mentoring by experienced and highly qualified coaches.
  • The opportunity to train at Brentford’s training ground and train with Brentford FC’s B Team.
  • First-hand advice and support from Brentford players on how to progress your career.
  • The opportunity to compete in national leagues such as the NYFL and CEFA.

What career opportunities does the programme offer?

So far, ten students have signed professional or semi-profiessional contracts with teams such as Leeds United, AFC Bournemouth, Stevenage and Brentford. Other students have embarked on 100 per cent scholarships in America.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for a BTEC Level 3 Sports Diploma, you can join our partner college West Thames College here.

To sign up for our A-Levels Football Education programme, sign up through the below schools:

For more information, please email

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