The Cheltenham Town FC Player Pathway Programme is designed to...
1. Identify and develop talented footballers and provide direct opportunities for a pathway into Cheltenham Town FC.
2. Provide an alternative playing pathway for players into semi professional football/scholarships in the USA.
3. Support students pathway into the sports industry into careers such as coaching, personal training, sports therapy and sports development etc
4. Provide a pathway into higher education at University.
We deliver an elite football experience that replicates a professional football club scholarship environment, within a college setting.
We operate an education first ethos, ensuring students fulfil both their academic and football potential. Students study the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport course alongside their football provision.
Football training takes place daily within college hours, with matches taking place on Wednesday afternoons in both the EFL Community Education Football Alliance League & Cup (featuring teams representing Premier League and EFL Clubs across the country) and English Colleges League/Cup.
We also play matches against professional Academy teams where students are selected to showcase their ability to professional club scouts and coaches.