SUNDERLAND College is looking for talented young footballers to become part of an exciting new era of Men and Women’s football.

Following our proven track record of success we have teamed up with the ground-breaking Improtech Soccer Elite coaching company, which specialises in developing the skills and abilities of young players looking for a career in the game.  This partnership will support our ambitions of becoming the ‘go to’ provider for Football in the North East, providing players at Sunderland College with the very best educational experience alongside the highest of professional coaching and competitive games.

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If you are aged between 16-19 and have the desire, the dedication and the potential, we want you to be part of the brand new Elite Football Development Centre in partnership with Improtech.

Learners will develop advanced skills under the guidance of a UEFA Pro Licence holder – the highest coaching qualification in the game and the one needed to coach at Premier League level.  You will receive up to 10 hours of first-class coaching to develop advanced football skills and awareness, technical and tactical knowledge and personal growth, as well as enhanced fitness and physical well-being supported by one of the country’s leading strength and conditioning coaches.  Our Elite Football Development Centre runs as a professional academy would, combining educational studies with professional training and competitive games.

You will also gain access to fully qualified sports physiotherapists to support your rehabilitation and recovery and have regular individual player performance profile meetings including video analysis.  Academic studies are built around your training and games programme to provide a timetable that supports both academic and footballing excellence.

Our players compete in regional, national and international competitions as part of their weekly competitive games programme.  Games against professional clubs also allow players to showcase their talents at the highest level.

The Football Development Centre offers a unique method of coaching for the elite footballer, improving their technique in a professional, relaxed educationally-based environment with coaches of the highest standard.  The innovative system aims to develop promising young players to professional football club standard through intense and focused practice, coaching and playing.

Devised by UEFA Pro Licence holder and former Sunderland Football Club Premier League player Martin Scott, the programme has been successfully running for over five years with players regularly moving on to football academies at Sunderland, Newcastle United, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.

Improtech will now build on the strong foundations at Sunderland College, with the aim of making Sunderland College’s Football Development Centre, a beacon of excellence and their learners an example to others.  The very first Improtech student, Ethan Robson, is now a first-team squad member at Sunderland Football Club, and our Football Development Centre will support you with progressing into professional and semi-professional football as well as international scholarships.

At the core of an Sunderland College’s Elite Football Development Centre is the determination to maximise a young player’s footballing potential. To that end, more than 1,500 bespoke training sessions have been designed to improve the abilities and techniques of students over time. Improtech always highlights the importance of the team and the value of a set of players working in harmony for a common cause. Coaches regard each student as an individual project – who each require personal attention to their own particular game in order to progress.

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For those who compete at a national level you will receive up to an additional £500 per person* to help pay for competition entry costs, travel costs, training kit, routing physiotherapy appointments and a strength and conditioning programme.

Join the growing list of Sunderland College athletes who we have supported in achieving regional and national success, including the England’s Men’s Football Association, Team GB and National championship appearances.

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