Ossett Town FC Football Academy

We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new Football Academy in partnership with Ossett Town Football Club!

The academy will provide fantastic opportunities for students to develop their sporting talents with a professional sports club, whilst gaining valuable and industry-specific sports qualifications and take advantage of potential career paths and progression opportunities within professional sport.

The Football Academy will be delivered at Ossett Town Football Club and Dearne Valley College, taking advantage of some of the best sporting facilities in the region, including a FIFA 2-Star 3G all-weather Astroturf pitch, two outstanding grass pitches, a fully-equipped fitness suite for comprehensive Strength & Conditioning and access to the latest sporting technology such as GPSports vests, used by professional sports clubs.

Football Academy students will also benefit from a fantastic team of highly-qualified Coaches, with experience of playing both professional and semi-professional football, and a UEFA-A qualified Head Coach and UEFA-B qualified football Coaches.

Students who are with the Academy will study one of the following industry qualifications:

  • Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure Level 1
  • Certificate in Sports Coaching Level 2
  • Diploma in Sport Level 2
  • Subsidiary Diploma in Sport Level 3
  • 90-Credit Diploma in Sport Level 3
  • Diploma in Sport Level 3

All of our Academy students are coached as professional athletes, with fixtures against other professional academy teams and within the British Colleges League, and participation in local, regional and national leagues and competitions at College, academy and club level.

Students will benefit from regular, individual performance reviews and match analysis, access to sports massage and physiotherapy sessions, a full academy uniform free of charge, access to additional coaching qualifications to add to their skillset and opportunities to gain scholarships in the USA through our links with Pass4Soccer.

To enquire about applying for a place in the Academy, contact the Admissions team on 01709 513355, or at learn@dearne-coll.ac.uk!


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