Football Development Programme Penwith

The Football Development Programme at our Penwith campus offers you coaching, competitive matches, fitness training and theory sessions to help you progress in every aspect of the game.

All students will have the opportunity to compete for places in any of the teams that play weekly, although players in the First Team squad will normally be of county standard or higher. There will also be the opportunity to play recreational football through the Team19 initiative and a weekly six a side tournament.

Players will have up to six hours a week of football related activities, which will include theory sessions, coaching, fitness sessions, skills work and post-match analysis, in addition to competitive matches.

The College enters teams in all major ESFA and Association of Colleges Sport leagues, cups and tournaments, as well as the Cornwall Schools Leagues and Cups, and friendlies. There are normally more than 15 games per season, depending on the level of team and success in the cups.

Footballers aiming for the top of the game will work with top UEFA A and B licensed coaches and use some of the best facilities in the region. Players will also be given the chance to develop leadership, coaching and officiating skills through additional qualifications and experience in local schools.

There may be the opportunity to participate in a variety of trips and tours, with a focus on playing and developing skills. Past tours have included the Sanix World Championship Tournament in Japan, Valencia CF in Spain as well as a range of English venues. In 2015 and 2016, the team was invited to play in the Dallas Cup, USA.

Team honours

  • 2015/16 – Cornwall Schools FA U18 League Cup Winners

Player honours

  • Callum George – Cornwall U18s, 2012/13
  • Harry Corin – Cornwall U18s, 2012/13
  • Finn Scott – Cornwall U18s, 2013/14
  • Dom Angove – Cornwall U18s, 2015/16

Alumni

  • Cody Cooke signed a semi-professional contract with Truro City on completion of his BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence.
  • James Ward, an ex-student who studied BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness, represented Welsh Universities v England.
  • Kieran Conibear-Trathen and Danny Carne signed professional contracts with Bodens BK in Sweden.
  • Chloe Richards has recently been voted top female player in the North American Colleges League (at University of Alabama), and signed a professional contract with SC Sand in the German Bundesliga.