Dec at Accrington Stanley Football College

It’s looking like a busy December for the students at Accrington Stanley Football College with fixtures for both the Academy Development Squad and Development squad in the Community and Education Football Alliance (CEFA). They’ve all been hard at work in training with our Football College Coaches Matt Parkinson and Ed O’Neill.

Head Coach Matt Parkinson commented “All the boys are looking forward to coming out of lockdown and getting back to competitive football. We’ve got some real talent throughout the squads and can’t wait to see them back in action”

On the education side, our BTEC Level 3’s have been studying towards the “Careers in Sport” module looking at various pathways of employment within the community and elite areas. Our level 2’s have been studying Anatomy and Physiology and seeing how the body reacts physical activity.

As part of our Coaching Academy students assist our full time school coaching staff on a variety of sessions to gain experience in leadership and coaching. One of our students, Katie Chadwick, has now completed 56 hours of coaching and has earned herself a £25 gift voucher of her choice, which is perfect leading into Christmas!

Our Football College aims to provide a pathway for a career in sport whether this be as a player, coach, teacher, physio, analyst etc.…. We have several study pathways available leading into a wide range of further opportunities.

Students who enrol on the course will study a BTEC Level 2, 3 or Extended Diploma in sport, studying varied modules to give all students a wide range of knowledge and experience to ignite their interest in possible sporting careers.

If this sounds like something you or a friend may be interested in, please take a look at the following event dates below.


On Site Open Evening 16th December 6-7pm at the Stanley Sports Hub

Virtual Open Evening Wednesday 23rd 6-7pm via Zoom

Academy Development Squad Trial Date (males/females) Wednesday 23rd December 12-1pm

For further information about everything we do at Accrington Stanley Football College and to register for one of the events please get in touch with us via email or Phone us on 01254 475013