New Football Scholarship Programme

After some months of planning, Ormiston Forge Academy are delighted to be able to announce the launch of a new football scholarship programme in association with Gornal Athletic FC.

The programme is designed for students from the local area aged 16 to 18 to combine high calibre football education with A level / BTEC education courses, whilst also undertaking FA accredited qualifications in various areas of the game.

The programme will be led and directed by former professional footballer Richard Forsyth, who has 15 years playing experience, 15 years teaching experience and is a UEFA B licensed coach.

Ormiston Forge Academy scholarships have previously helped many students attain A levels, places with universities, degree apprenticeships, places of work with football clubs and football scholarships in the USA and Canada.

A presentation evening will be held for interested parties on Wednesday 10th April at Ormiston Forge Academy, B64 6QU at 17.30 -18.30 where Richard Forsyth, Andrew Burns (Executive Principal), a representative from Gornal Athletic and current scholars will be on hand to discuss the new programme in more detail.

There will also be a football trials day on Wednesday 17th April 11am -2pm at Forge where students will be put through their paces.

Jason Tonks, head of football at Gornal Athletic Football Club said: “This is another very important move for the restructure of the football club, and is a partnership we are very excited about.”

The minimum entry criteria for students is current year 11, turning 16 before September 1st. Anyone interested should make contact using the details on the scholarship flyer or via the clubs website and social media (Twitter, Facebook).

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