We are now recruiting boys and girl’ aged 16-18 for our Bees Academy Football & Education Programme (formally known as our Elite Development Programme) for the school year starting September 2020.
WHAT WE DO:
Provide a full-time football programme at the Club’s state of the art training and stadium complex, The Hive London.
Coach players to an academy standard, with highly qualified staff leading training sessions and matchdays.
Multi-disciplinary provision given to players with analysis, strength and conditioning and position specific, including goalkeeping coaching offered.
Combine student’s football with a full-time education at Canons High School. Students attend the school every day and have the opportunity to study a variety of subjects.
Student-athletes will be given an excellent education that will allow them to seek a variety of careers or further education options at the end of their second year.
Student-athletes have the option to study a variety of BTEC diplomas, at Level 2 or Level 3. They can also study a wide range of A Level subjects across multiple departments. Both options are there to give the student a clear progression towards further education if so desired.
Our partner school, Canons High School, is situated a mere five minute walk from The Hive London, allowing players to travel easily between the two sites.
The club and the school are in close and regular contact, whilst we have members of staff dual-employed by both establishments who are based at the two sites. This way we are able to cast a constant eye over the student-athletes’ education, sport and welfare.
The Bees Academy Football & Education Programme encompasses multiple squads, each training three times a week and playing matches once a week.
Fixtures are played in highly prestigious leagues such as the U19 National League Youth Alliance, the Tactic League and ECFA Women’s Premier League.
These present a close link to academy fixtures, with matches against Premier League and Football League Development Programmes as well as National League U19 squads. The Bees Academy Football & Education Programmeproudly boasts links with the Youth Team. Movement into the Youth Team is a possibility but is by no means guaranteed.
The Bees Academy Football & Education Programme has even seen its players move into the U23 and first-team squads!
MONDAY: Education (hours dependent on timetable) & Training
TUESDAY: Education (hours dependent on timetable) & Training
WEDNESDAY: Matchday (All squads partake in fixtures, played at The Hive London or away)
THURSDAY: Education (Thursday provides the players with a chance to rest and recuperate physically, and independently catch up on college work)
FRIDAY: Education (hours dependent on timetable) & Training
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