Two ways to get into elite football with Luton Town
Luton Town has been recently rated as the most successful club outside of the Premier League in terms of producing players to play in the top flight, with eight graduates from their Youth Programme playing in the Premier League and two in recent England Squads.
The Hatters continue to offer this Elite Football Academy for 16-18 year-olds in conjunction with Central Beds college and Hitchin Town to ensure gifted footballers have the opportunity to further their football skills and potential career whist obtaining a Level 3 BTEC qualification
OUR RECRUITMENT PROCEDURE FOR SEASON 2013/14 HAS NOW STARTED AT CENTRAL BEDS AND AT CEDARS
Central Beds, Hitchin Town and Luton Town:
This unique partnership between Central Bedfordshire College, Hitchin Town F.C. and Luton Town F.C. allows students to complete a BTEC in sport whilst having the opportunity to play for the club in the Conference Youth Alliance League, the highest ranked league in the U.K. for this age group outside of the professional game.
The scheme is open to students currently in Year 11 at schools all around the region. Hitchin Town are one of non-league’s most progressive clubs, and has a state of the art training facility in Baldock. The course consists of a first class training and coaching programme (delivered by Luton Town’s UEFA A and B Licence coaches), with the players training daily and having the opportunities to progress to Luton Town’s Youth Team and Hitchin Town’s Under 18 and reserve team. There is an academic programme tailored around the players training schedule with a minimum BTEC Advanced National Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) delivered by Luton Town’s full-time Education Officer in the fully equipped classroom at the venue.
The Football Academy is designed for boys who want to take a vocational qualification whilst receiving a full-time football training programme. This gives players an opportunity to progress into the professional game whilst also giving them opportunities to progress to Football Scholarships in the USA or a part-time football career.
Trials will be at The North Herts Arena in Baldock on Saturday 16th March. Arrive for 10.30 am and it will last for 3 hours. At the trial (there will be a practical component), you will be assessed by Luton Town coaching staff F.C. and receive an academic presentation and profiling exercise by representatives of the club and Central Bedfordshire College.
At this point you have 2 options:
1. To confirm your attendance at the trial mentioned above
2. To find out more about the scheme
Please ensure you mark the Option 1 or 2 box Alternatively contact Adam Balletta at email@example.com For more information on Luton Town Youth Development please visit www.ltyd.co.uk, and for more information on Hitchin Town’s North Herts Arena please visit www.northhertsarena.co.uk.
Cedars Upper School and Luton Town
This exciting Cedars Upper School and Luton Town F.C. partnership allows students to study for 3 – A Levels whilst having the opportunity to play for the club in the Conference Youth Alliance League, the highest ranked league outside of the professional game for this age group in the United Kingdom. This gives players the opportunity to progress into the professional game as well as preparing them to move onto university. The scheme is open to students currently in Year 11 at schools all around the region.
Luton Town has recently signed Leighton Buzzard footballers Jordan Davis and Jerry Nash who have both joined the club full – time and follow in the footsteps of another Hatters Youth Development Graduate from the area, Kelvin Davis who currently plays in goal for Southampton.
The Cedars / Luton Town Elite Football Programme is designed for lads who want to take 3 ‘A’ – Level qualifications whilst receiving a full-time football training programme. The squad will work on a daily basis with a full-time Luton Town F.C. UEFA ‘A’ Licence Coach who is also the schemes head coach. Cedars Upper School had an A – Level pass rate of 98% in 2011 showing the school has a great academic reputation.
Students will also have access to the Cedars Coaching Academy to enable them to take their Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications over the 2 years of the course.
Football trials will be held in March 2013 (date to be confirmed) at Cedars Upper School in Leighton Buzzard followed by a presentation with time for Q and A’s for parents and candidates.
At the end of the current academic year subject to GCSE results and satisfactory football progression the student will then be invited onto the Football Scholarship Programme for school years 12 and 13 / Football Season 2013 – 2014.
At this point all you have to do is ask to be contacted for more information.
You simply need to complete the application form below and return it to Stuart Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or return the slip to the address below.