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Meridian Sports Club Academy

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Meridian Sports Club are now proud to offer further education opportunities to boys and girls aged between 16 and 19 years old, at our newly formed Meridian Sports Club Academy.

This 2 year, Full-Time, Btec Level 3 Education and Sports Development programme, held at the Meridian Sports Club, is designed to provide students with a solid academic education coupled with excellent football and sports development career progression opportunities.

Our Academy programme is delivered in partnership with Knights Sports, a nationally recognised and renowned independent training provider with a proven track record of excellence. Knights Sports were the honoured training provider to the London 2012 Olympic Games, responsible for the training of 70,000 volunteers at the UK’s greatest games.

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Learners at the Meridian Academy will study towards the Btec Level 3 Diploma in Sport, providing them with an introduction into the sports sector and a solid foundation towards a career in sport.

As part of the course, students will spend their time working on academic and theoretic elements as well as training on our superb 3G Astro-Turf and bespoke grass training facility and also playing Academy League matches under the guidance of our experienced UEFA A and UEFA B coaches.

Areas in which this qualification is extremely valuable include: playing, coaching, leadership, exercise, fitness, nutrition and sports development.

Upon completion of the Btec, Meridian Sports Club will host exit trials and showcase events providing graduates with opportunities to demonstrate the skills and techniques they have learnt to representatives from professional and semi professional football clubs and sports companies, with a view to building a career in sport.

Working closely with the Knights Training Academy, at the end of the course there are also numerous apprenticeship qualifications and USA scholarships which can be offered.

In addition to the Btec Level 3 Diploma in Sport, the Academy course at Meridian Sports Club also includes the following qualifications:

• FA Level 1 Coaching Award
• FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate
• FA Level 2 Leadership through Football Award
FA Coaching Disabled Footballers
• Basic First Aid for Sport

To find out more, please call us on: 0208 856 1923 or e-mail us at:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Meridian Sports Club, Charlton Park Lane, Charlton, London. SE7 8QS

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