If you dream of a career in football, the PASE Football Academy, a partnership between, the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London and Boreham Wood Football Club may be able to take you there.
The ten year partnership, known as the PASE (Programme of Academic and Sporting Excellence) Football Academy, is a unique in that it offers construction and sports courses at the College with professional football coaching provided by Boreham Wood FC.
Trials for September’s intake of football’s future hopefuls are set for 12 April, 25 May and 5 July at Boreham Wood FC, and 19 April, 2 June and 12 July at the College’s Enfield Centre 73 Hertford Road EN3 5HA.
Successful candidates will train or study five days a week, either at the Enfield Centre or at Boreham Wood FC. They will play league and cup games on both sites, in one of eleven teams dependent on ability and the course they are studying.
One of our successful students, Bradley Fraser, sailed through his trial in 2009. After successfully gaining a place at the Football Academy and committing to his Construction BTEC Level 2, Bradley became an England Colleges international player and last year competed in an international tournament with in Italy.
Bradley also became a big part of Boreham Wood FC’s First Team which won promotion last season from the Ryman Premier League to the Conference South.
Bradley said:”Touring Italy, playing international football with England and winning promotion with Boreham Wood FC was amazing. It’s something I could not have achieved without enrolling at the Academy.
“The skills I’ve learnt, the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to, would not have been open to me without the College and Club. It’s definitely boosted my career and confidence and I encourage other young hopefuls to trial as it really is the best scheme out there.”
College Director, Kurt Hintz, said: “The six trial system we operate only comes around for a short period and they are always very popular. Successful trialists will train with some of the best coaches in the industry, have the opportunity to play at a high level of football ,get scouted by clubs across the country, while also receiving a good education.
“Professional football is very competitive, so we make it compulsory for all our learners to work towards a qualification in either sports or construction. We believe this will help them secure either a great job or University place in the future.”
Learners on the scheme also receive help with subsidised training kits, materials costs as well as expert advice and support.
For more information about the PASE Football Academy and to register for the trials, please visit www.conel.ac.uk/football or call the Course Information Line on 020 8442 3055. The College trials start at 10am with registration at 9.45am at the Enfield Centre reception.
The first trials at Boreham Wood FC will start at 10.30am on Tuesday 12 April. For more information and to register for trials taking place at the club, visit www.borehamwoodfootballclub.co.uk or call 020 8953 5716.