Accrington Stanley Community Trust start our third year of our Futsal Education Scholarships on Monday 1st September 2014. We have a couple of places remaining for our new first year cohort.

If you are interested or want some more information please get in touch with us here at the Community Trust on 01254 304071 or email

Staying at School or going to college is not always the right choice for everyone, but you can still gain a first class education that will get you to university by choosing neither of those. If the idea of staying on at school or going to college is not for you, then why not consider studying your education here at Accrington Stanley and playing Futsal for the club?

The course is based at Accrington Stanley Football Club in the newly refurbished hospitality lounge, with all matches taking place at the regional Futsal Arena in Leeds. The hospitality lounge is a non-traditional learning environment situated in the football stadium and is equipped with the latest laptop computers and other digital equipment to aid learning in unique ways.


• Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport – Equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

• Full time 2 year course based at Accrington Stanley Football Club.

• 10 hours of education per week.

• 4/8 hours of Futsal per week including training and matches.


• Available to males aged 16, 17 or 18 who have achieved their GCSE’s.

• A minimum of 4 GCSE’s or equivalent at C or above. Special dispensation may be available to people who don’t quite achieve this.


  • Exit routes into University or foundation degrees
  • Potentially undertake coaching and refereeing qualifications
  • Work experience opportunities in the Sport and Leisure industry
  • The opportunity of becoming a Futsal player and playing in the FA Futsal National League
  • Fixtures versus other Futsal clubs such as Blackpool, Morecambe, Preston and Carlisle
  • Professional coaching by Accrington Stanley coaches
  • Become part of Accrington Stanley Football Club, represent the club and study at the Stadium
  • Free entry to watch the 1st team play in league matches at The Crown Ground

Fill out an expression of interest form here: