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CALLING ALL ASPIRING YEAR 11 FOOTBALLERS!

5 May 2015

Want to combine your studies with playing football? Read on!

YEAR 11 FOOTBALLERS. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF THE LUTON TOWN CEDARS UNDER 18 FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME?

The Luton Town Cedars Football Development Programme is now recruiting for players to participate in the programme during Academic Years 2015-17. 

This Programme is one of a very small number in the country that offer a joint Football / A Level Programme giving players the opportunity to study for  a minimum of  3 'A' Levels whilst training for eight hours a week under the guidance of a Luton Town 'A' and 'B' Licence Coach. Players will also have the opportunity to participate in games in the Football Conference Youth Alliance and the Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League.

Ultimately the aim of this programme is to provide a continued football and academic education for Under 18 players who might not yet have reached their full potential physically or technically, who have been missed by other clubs, or have shown signs of being a late developer. This programme gives its participants another two years in a professional club environment where they can strive to achieve their goal of becoming a full time scholar or professional player at Luton Town. 

If you perform well; then opportunities will be given to train and play with the clubs full-time scholars. Success stories so far include Harry Tamplin's move from the programme back into a full-time scholarship at Luton Town. Also, Gabriel Oakley, Beni Crilley and Sean McMonagle have earned Day release where they have trained with the Pro Scholars and also participated in Luton Town F.C. Youth Team League Fixtures on a regular basis.

To be considered for the programme you need to be a current School Year 11 pupil who Academically will achieve: 5 GCSE passes at A* to C. The 3 chosen 'A' Level Subjects must have GCSE passes A* to B. If you are unable to undertake 3 'A' Levels you will not be accepted. Final grades are not a guarantee of acceptance; because of the additional pressures we may require students to have higher than A* to C for particular 'A' Level Courses. Cedars Upper School will ultimately have the discretion whether they decline or accept any individual application.

If you meet these criteria then we would be happy to see you at the trial where we will assess your ability as a footballer and judge whether you are of the standard to participate in this programme.
 
If you would like to register for the trials, or receive more information including a course prospectus please email Stuart Smith on: stuartsmith.ltfc@hotmail.co.uk.



YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

LANDLADIES REQUIRED FOR LUTON TOWN UNDER-18 PLAYERS

Luton Town Cedars Football Development Programme are currently for landladies in the Leighton Buzzard area to host talented young footballers who participate in the Clubs Under-18 Elite Football Programme which is delivered in conjunction with Cedars Upper School. 

Prospective landladies would need to be able to offer Bed, Breakfast and an Evening Meal for the young players along with a suitable environment for the players to rest and relax and obtain a reasonable amount of privacy.

Players would typically stay with the landlady for four or five days per week and accommodation is usually required from September through to the end of July.

Landladies will receive payment for this service, payment coming direct from the player’s parents. They would also need to be CRB checked which the club can arrange.

If you would like to help a young player continue his ‘A Level’ Education and Football Career please e-mail Stuart Smith on stuartsmith.ltfc@hotmail.co.uk


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