Accrington Stanley Community Trust will be running an open evening tonight for people wanting more information on our popular Football Education Scholarships.

The event will start at 6:15pm from the Hospitality Suite at Accrington Stanley FC’s Wham Stadium. Parents and students are welcome to attend on the night.

Accrington Stanley Community Trust introduced a Football Education Scholarship programme in September 2012.

This is a unique opportunity for 16-18-year-olds who enjoy football to pursue a two-three year Scholarship. We have a maximum of 30 places each year which will see us produce four Futsal teams and an 11-a-side English Colleges Category 3 team.

The Scholarship also includes a full-time education package incorporating BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport – worth up to three A-Levels. This allows access to university and further study as well as opening the door to a coaching career.

For students who don’t achieve the minimum GCSE requirements we also run a BTEC Level 2 in Sport as a pre-course for 12 months before studying for the BTEC Level 3.

During the Scholarship, you can also earn qualifications that will help you gain employment in the sport and leisure industry as well as training and completing in a professional football environment for Accrington Stanley against other clubs in the Premier League and Football League. Each year we will also send two scholars to represent Accrington Stanley at England national team trials.

The course is based at Accrington Stanley Football Club in the hospitality lounge, with all of the 11-a-side matches taking place at Hyndburn Leisure Centre and the Futsal matches at Leeds Arena.

Please arrive in plenty of time tonight so that we can start the presentation at 6:15pm. For those wanting to sign up on the night we will be conducting a series of interviews which will determine if you are offered a scholarship.

If you would like any more information prior to this event please contact 01254 304071 or email Information is also available on our website by following this link: