The Football and Education programme gives talented young individuals a platform to continue their full-time academic studies while receiving professional football coaching three days a week, with a weekly fixture in The EFL’s CEFA League.
Coaches are on hand to provide guidance to help participants find the correct balance of being a student athlete, combining the technical, tactical, psychological and physical facets of the game to promote the development of both academic studies and football.
On the pitch, the programme looks to test the players’ ability at the highest level of play outside of academy football. Competing in regional and national leagues gives players the opportunity to also trial at local semi-professional and professional clubs.
Off the pitch, Derby’s range of education partners deliver qualifications suited to each learner’s interests and academic abilities.
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