The Football Open Study Programme is for young people, both male and female, who have a passion for football and who wish to pursue their football development alongside developing and enhancing their academic status.
It is for those students who want to play football at St Brendan's but do not want to study a full programme of Sport alongside this.
You can choose your 3 A-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects and still access football training, matches, etc.
The programme is unique in that its primary focus is one of ‘Academics First’ which is strongly supported by a professional academy standard training programme that allows students to develop as a player.
Training is planned in to the students’ timetable to allow for them to train two to three times per week and play on a Wednesday afternoon. Students will play in either Category 2 or 3 of the British Colleges League. They will also represent the college in the British Colleges Cup and English Schools Football Association Cup. Where appropriate, students will also be nominated for trials with the County, South West and England Schools Trials.
Sports and Academy students at St Brendan's have access to an excellent range of facilities which are used to support your learning and football development. These include: A multi-purpose sports hall and outdoor facilities; fitness suite; access to GOALS; the use of South Bristol Sports Centre and Keynsham Town FC; teaching rooms and IT facilities.
If you are interested in being part of the TPS Football Open Study programme, please complete the email form below: