Ormiston NEW Academy

Excellence through Endeavour

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The Ormiston NEWA Football Academy, in partnership with AFC Wulfrunians Football Club, will suit you if you want flexibility in the type of course you choose to study – for example you could train in BTEC Sport, Media, ICT, Art and Design or A Levels. This academy is open to 16-19 year old males and females.

As a member Ormiston NEWA Football Academy, you will receive professional coaching by experienced UEFA A and B licensed coaches. You’ll take part in three practical coaching sessions a week (10 hours in total) to fit around your timetable, as well as having the chance to play regular competitive fixtures in the British Colleges Sport (BCS) West Midlands regional leagues and cup competitions. All teams will play their home games at AFC Wulrunians.

All players, will have the opportunity to compete in the growing sport of Futsal within BCS leagues. You will also have access to the ONA Academies Coach Education Program through provision of the FA Level 1 and Futsal coaching badges, refereeing qualifications and coaching workshops

Our link with Wolverhampton University further reinforces our academy commitment to tie into the expertise that they have developed an excellent reputation for the quality and innovation in application of sports science and international developments in the football industry. Your academic study programme will consist of selected subjects linked to your chosen career path. These subjects can have an academic or vocational focus, and are available through the North East Wolverhampton Partnership Prospectus. However, many Academy students will make selections from Sport, Public Services and Biology, which link well to being physically active and understanding how to train the human body.

The level of course will be chosen in consultation with your tutors, depending on your GCSE performance. Our Football Academy caters for various programmes including opportunities to enhance your employment potential, such as The FA National Governing Body coaching qualifications. Support will also be available for individuals who wish to apply for positions at University and Apprenticeships.

Students are appointed on a competitive football trial and also demonstration that they have the academic requirements to be successful. You will need to demonstrate your technical, tactical, social and physical skills. Fitness, attitude, motivation and commitment are paramount if you are to succeed in sport.
Football Academy applicants are expected to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above
Including, English and Maths in order to be accepted onto the course. You will undertake a combination of morning and afternoon sessions across the week, all delivered by highly qualified and professional UEFA A + B level coaches.

The Academy will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to either continue with your sporting career, progress through Further and Higher Education courses or gain employment in such fields as:

  • Football Coaching, Sports Administration, Fitness and Leisure Industry, Sports Management and Teaching.
  • Be committed and enthusiastic to both academic and practical aspects
  • Be prepared to attend every session
  • Undertake coursework and homework
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Take responsibility for your own development with the help of the lecturing and training staff

For Football Academy students, opportunities exist for you to experience the chance of a lifetime to travel, play and coach in USA, Canada and Europe.