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This is the first time both the Trust and the college have started a football programme and for the students aged between 16-18 years old they get to live the life similar to the QPR scholars.
The players train with QPR coaches as a professional would, using excellent training facilities both on and off the college campus site. They play in the British Colleges Sport Elite League once a week and train 3 times a week.
The students study a range BTEC, NVQ and VRQ qualifications in football and sport (development, coaching and fitness). They gain FA coaching qualifications, First Aid and Sports Leaders qualifications as well as gaining work experience and paid employment within the football industry.
The trials for the 2012-13 academy teams will be starting this month and continuing until July.
If you'd like to become part of the Football Academy contact or would like information on trial dates contact either
Mark Sullivan (EHWLC) firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the college website: http://www.wlc.ac.uk/sportsacademy/football_academy.asp