Academy Recruiting Footballers for Elite Course

February 2018


King James I Academy is currently in the process of recruiting aspiring athletes to its elite football programme, which will begin in September 2019. The specialist sports programme is an opportunity for young people to gain a professional qualification in Sport.

As part of the Sixth Form at the Academy, students will be able to follow a Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity, which is equivalent to three A’ Levels. This will be delivered through an elite footballing programme supported by Sunderland AFC Foundation of Light and Bishop Auckland Football Club.

On Friday 23rd February, the Academy is hosting a special recruitment event for students across the County who are currently in Year 11 and who are interested in pursuing a career in the sport and leisure industry. The event will begin at 5.30pm at King James with a brief overview of what members can expect from the course, followed by a training session on the Academy 4G pitch with Bishop Auckland Football Club and a free trip to Heritage Park to view the facilities and watch Middlesbrough FC U23s take on Derby U23s.

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