A FOOTBALL CURRICULUM
In association with UCFB Wembley, Opportunity Elite and the New York City Cup Showcase, St Gregory’s provides Sixth Form students with the opportunity to follow a football curriculum and the best opportunities to pursue a degree and career and in the football industry.
Please note that the Football Academy is additional to the course options and is not an option in itself. Students must choose three subjects and can choose Football Academy in addition to their main subjects. There is no qualification to be achieved.
• Training sessions delivered by UEFA B licensed coaches
• Up to 22 matches in the U19s Kent leagues
• Entry into the prestigious Kent County ‘White Cup’
• Entry into the schools/colleges ‘National Cup’
• End of season tour to compete in the New York City Cup USA in July following the examination period
• Free use of St Gregory’s Fitness suite.
FOOTBALL TOUR TO NEW YORK CITY
The NYC Cup, part of the Worldwide Showcase Series, has become a must attend event for teams from France, the UK, Canada and across America where scouts from top universities look for potential soccer scholarship players.
Over 100 college coaches have attended this event annually. There is no better place to play but right in the heart of New York City in July.
USA SOCCER SCHOLARSHIPS
St Gregory’s is working with an external company, Opportunity Elite, who assist players in their search to play at an elite level. This is an optional service which is provided for a fee.
Opportunity Elite helps take players through to the next level, providing guidance and assistance to players in their search for USA Soccer Scholarships.
Students who are accepted in the Academy must study at St Gregory’s school and therefore first and foremost meet the Sixth Form entry requirements. Students will be expected to study at least three of the courses offered at St Gregory’s Sixth Form and then complete the Football Academy program alongside their Sixth Form studies. The program will be built into the student’s timetable and not take place outside of the school day.
*Dependant on numbers
PATHWAY TO DEGREES IN THE FOOTBALL BUSINESS
St Gregory’s Sixth Form football curriculum is excellent preparation for students wishing to progress to studying at the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB).
UCFB is dedicated to the delivery of groundbreaking undergraduate degree programmes in the strategic, operational and business facets of the football business and wider sport and event industries.