Dearne Valley College Launch Football Academy in Partnership with Ossett Town FC

Date: 09/04/2015

Dearne Valley College are excited to announce an exclusive partnership with West Yorkshire-based Ossett Town Football Club to launch a Football Academy that will provide young athletes in the region with a pathway to sporting success!

The Academy offers the opportunity for students to study towards a valuable, industry-specific qualification, whilst also developing their sporting talents and taking advantage of opportunities for progression within the professional sports sector.

Students who are with the Academy will study one of the sports courses on offer, which include qualifications from Level 1-3, and they will also train within some of the best sporting facilities in the region, both at Ossett Town FC’s ground, and at Dearne Valley College, with free transport provided. Students can also undertake additional qualifications such as football coaching to boost their portfolios.

Trained as professional athletes, the students will be coached by a team which includes semi-professional and professional football players, and UEFA-A and UEFA-B qualified Coaches, and will participate in local, regional and national leagues, at academy and club level, and within the British Colleges League.

James Rogers, Chairman of Ossett Town FC said: “The launch of the new Ossett Town FC and Dearne Valley College Academy is a fantastic step for the club in supporting and developing the next generation’s athletes, and it provides young people in the region with an alternative option to traditional routes of education after leaving school. We look forward to working with Dearne Valley College to make this Academy a success.”

Deputy Principal at Dearne Valley College, Jason Austin added: “We are extremely proud to have launched an opportunity to allow sports-minded young people to not only increase their knowledge and skills for their future career, but also to develop their footballing skills, all under the Ossett Town FC name.”

For further information about the Ossett Town FC and Dearne Valley College Football Academy, or to enquire about applying for a place in the Academy, contact the College on 01709 513355, or at For more information, visit the College’s website at

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