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15 May 2019

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This new exciting Shared learning Trust and Hatters Community Trust partnership allows students to study in Luton for a BTEC Sport qualification which is the equivalent of 3 A-Levels whilst having the opportunity to play for the club in the EFL Education National League as well as the local Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League.

The Shared Learning Trust (TSLT) operate two Academy sites in Luton at Chalk Hills and Stockwood Park and both will have brand new sixth form blocks and newly surfaced astro pitches from September following a multi-million pound investment programme. Both sixth forms received Ofsted rated ‘Good’ post 16 provision across both sites with excellent exam results.

The TSLT Football Academy/Luton Town FC programme is designed for boys who want to take a sports qualification whilst receiving a full-time football training programme. Additional GCSE support is available in Maths and English. Football training will work around your study on a daily basis with two full-time Luton Town FC coaching staff from the club's Community Trust.

This gives players the opportunity to progress into the professional or semi-professional game as well as preparing them to move onto university or USA Scholarships. The scheme is open to students in Year 11 from September 2018 at schools all around the region and beyond.

Head of Trust Kevin Thoburn said: "We are delighted to finally bring an education+sport opportunity for 16+year olds into the heart of the Town with two centres in North and South Luton. It means local boys can now study and train with us without travelling outside of the county at two brand new sixth form facilities. It’s an exciting addition to post 16 education opportunities in Luton for local boys and one we hope will lead to further opportunities for girls in 2020-21."

Is this for me? Quality is expected and effort demanded.

If you meet one of the following this course could be for you:

  • I have played a good standard of competitive football
  • I am keen to study sport and achieve a qualification
  • I want to start a career in football, sport or leisure management
  • I want to continue my education blending football & sport.

Our next trial will be on Thursday 30th May from 6.30 pm at Chalk Hills Academy, Leagrave High Street, Luton LU1 0NE To register your interest and arrange an interview and trial email

Pre-season training starts on Tuesday 2nd July.

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