Launch of 16+ Football Academy at Netherton a great success

The new 16+ Academy & Education Scholarship, based at The Grange, home of Netherton Utd FC (NUFC), has got off to a great start.

Over 30 students are signed on to the programme which provides 16-18 year olds an education scholarship and a BTEC level 2 or 3 in Sport, alongside daily training and regular competitive fixtures.

Academy Coach Glenn Vaughan said: “The response to joining our Academy has been really positive and the standard of players on the course is high. The hosting of the Academy by NUFC, the excellent facilities for playing and studying at The Grange and the support of our education provider Coaching Connexions have been major factors in attracting students.”

The new term saw the enrolled students benefit from quality coaching from UEFA-qualified coach Glenn Vaughan and Jony Joyce (previously a professional at Queen Park Rangers FC and a UEFA-qualified coach), playing a showcase game against Kettering Town FC U18 and ended on a high note with a visit from Peterborough Utd Manager Grant McCann with a Question and Answer session, all of which the students enjoyed massively.

If you’re enrolled on a course that isn’t exactly what you thought it would be come along to The Grange and speak with Glenn Vaughan or call 07880703784.