Football Education Programme
Football Academy for Sixth Form Students
Combine your passion for football with a full-time education and development programme, and benefit from an outstanding learning and teaching experience which will push you to be the best you can be, and set you on the path to establishing yourself within the sports industry.
Wiltshire FA has partnered with Devizes School & Sixth Form College to launch a post 16 education program which will be based at Green Lane Playing Fields in Devizes.
From September 2023, we are recruiting a squad of male players, in years 12 and 13 (ages 16-18), to be coached by a UEFA qualified coach and to compete in fixtures on a weekly basis.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity for local players to take their game to the next level with an outstanding learning experience led by Devizes School. The programme offers a unique timetable for each student which is complemented by a football program delivered by UEFA-qualified coaches at Green Lane Playing Fields, the £ 2.4 million home of Wiltshire FA.
Students will be coached for a minimum of 5 hours per week and complete in a competitive national league alongside their studies. The program also offers a recognised coaching or refereeing qualification delivered by FA Tutors, a unique player pathway for every individual with local senior teams, full Nike training and match kit, and opportunities to develop personal skills both in and outside of the game.
Students be required to have a place at Devizes School and 6th form college accepted prior to the 2023/2024 academic year starting in September. School admissions info can be found here
What we offer...
✅ Train and play at our £2 million bespoke football facility
✅ High quality UEFA coaching and weekly competitive matches
✅ Nike playing and training kit
✅ Unique player pathways overseen by FA staff for all players
✅ Introduction to coaching or referee’s qualification funded with tutor support
Register now for our upcoming trials
Date: Thursday 6 July
Venue: Green Lane Playing Fields (SN10 5EP)
Students that are successful at trials will be provisionally offered a place on the football education program, they must then have a place confirmed and enrolled as a student at Devizes School 6th form. Each student’s unique class timetable runs alongside the football program so that they can attend training and fixtures.
Parents must contribute £200 to the cost of the program. This covers league and cup registration with the AoC, a Coaching course, Refereeing Course and full Nike training and match kit which usually costs £645.00. Devizes School and Wiltshire FA will cover the remainder of the costs for every student.
To register for trials please use the following link to declare your interest -
To register with the 6th form please use the following link -
The next trial date is Friday 12th May. At 7:00 pm staff will give a detailed overview of the program with the chance for parents and students to ask questions. Trials will start at 8:00 pm on the 3G with our coaching team.
All subjects that are on offer to students at Devizes School 6th Form are available for student-athletes partaking in the football education program. A full list with details in the school prospectus can be found on the following link
The team will play fixtures weekly and will be coached 5 hours per week by UEFA-qualified coaches. Each player will get a unique player pathway with opportunities to play the level best suited to their ability and potential.
The first year of the program which is launching in September 2023 is currently male-only, intending to add a female team in September 2024.
get in touch
For questions or more information about the Wiltshire FA and Devizes School Football Academy, please contact:
David Ridley, Facility Manager on David.Ridley@WiltshireFA.com