Here at Dartford Football Club we offer two separate partnerships and educational routes for our academy both offering state of the art coaching, and footballing education. Students can take up the option of studying A-levels at the Leigh Academy or partake in the SCL program earning a BTEC Level 3 in Sport. Football training offers players the opportunity to be coached by UEFA and FA licensed coaches.
Our current first team player Ben Greenhalgh coaches our Dartford FC Academy players, alongside coach Leo Mazzone and former academy students Elliot Leveson and Jim Town. It is over seen by Academy Director Tony Burman.
The Dartford Academy has produced outstanding talents in International Footballer Deren Ibrahim, Ronnie Vint and Ebou Adams, There is also first team squad graduates of Cameron Brodie, Tony Coxhall, Temi Eweke, Alfie Cue, John Ufuah and Michael Habte.
Former players playing successful pyramid level 7 football include Kaka Dembele, Ben Francis and Dajon Goulding.
Current 2nd year players to make their first team debuts this season include, Alfie Evans, Max Walsh, Dan Colmer. With further players making the bench.
The facilities offered here at Dartford FC are first class, including a state of the art full size 3G pitch where players train and play as well as a full classroom environment. Students also have access to the clubs gym facilities.
All our teams compete on a weekly basis in either the SCL Development League or The National League Football Academy South. Both leagues we have a variety of success with our SCL team winning the prestigious treble last year, and our current Dartford Whites the The National League U19 Alliance League Cup Winners and Holders.
Dartford Football Club offers students the opportunity to study A-levels in partnership with The Leigh Academy. A-Levels on offer include, Biology, Media Studies and Physical Education, with a variety of different options available dependant on the candidate interest.
Our other program we offer is the SCL 2 year full-time educational and football development programme offering students the chance to gain a level 3 BTEC in sport.
SCL PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
The BTEC based education programme is delivered by our Partners SCL, an approved BTEC Centre. Dartford FC will deliver the football training.
A 2-year, full-time education and development programme for 16-18 year olds.
Year 1 – BTEC Subsidiary diploma in sport
Year 2 – BTEC Diploma in sport
Conference Youth Alliance & SCL League
FREE for 16-18 year olds – There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit
5 GCSES A-C preferably one Maths or English
Dartford Football Club – Princes Park
SCL Education Group
COURSE START DATE
Dartford Football Club – Princes Park
Access to University, Apprenticeships, Play Professional and Semi-Professional Football, Football Coaching, Sport, Leisure and Fitness jobs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY
A Level Programme Overview
The Leigh Academy and Dartford Football Club have created a new and exciting opportunity for male and female students who wish to develop their football skills alongside a challenging academic programme in Post 16.
If you are interested in applying for a place to join Post 16 at The Leigh Academy we would like to invite you to an application meeting, where you will be able to discuss your subject choices and your intended progression route.
Our aim is to enable students to develop their skills and achieve qualifications so they can progress and successfully make the transition to the next stage of their lives, whether that is at university, apprenticeships, employment or a professional football career.
As a Leigh Academy student you will:
- Benefit from access to great facilities and high-quality teaching;
- Have high expectations and ambitious aspirations for your own success;
- Be supported to fulfil your personal potential, both academically and as a young adult.
- 5 or more GCSEs Grade A*-C (9-4) including English and Maths;
- Complete a successful football trial at Dartford Football Club.