2018 News Archive
Monday, January 22, 2018

Brentford FC Elite Under 19 Education & Football Programme Trials 2018/19

Brentford FC Elite Under 19 Education & Football Programme Trials 2018/19

What is the Education and Football Programme Trials?

Aimed at students currently studying in Year 11*, this programme caters for young people who wish to combine studying for a BTEC Level 3 in sport. Plus, they get the exciting opportunity to train and represent Brentford Football Club in The National League Under 19 Alliance.

The lessons will take place at West Thames College in Hounslow, and students will study a mixture of units that include:

  • technical & tactical skills in sport
  • fitness training and testing in sport
  • talent identification.

 Most significantly, players will train 3 times a week with highly qualified UEFA licensed coaches and potentially play for Brentford FC’s Under 19s in a regular match programme.

Student athletes will also get a chance to visit the training ground and see what it takes to get into the Club’s ‘B’ Team and beyond. The course will come alive with analysis tasks at Griffin Park – watching Brentford FC’s First Team in a league match.

The Trust has strong links with the Professional Footballers’ Association, which will help with academic and playing opportunities. 

For those players, who are at the very highest standard required, there will be a chance to train with Brentford FC’s B team. Students such as Ellery Balcombe and David Titov have progressed to the squad on a full-time basis.

When is the trials?

Due to popular demand, a third trial date has now been added on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at Swift Road in Southall. This trial is expected to fill up very quickly so early booking is advised.

To book on Click here

*Players must be in Year 11, academic year 2017/18