Both male and female students have the opportunity to take their football to the next level through the Scholarship’s successful football programme.
Training takes place three days a week meaning students are on the pitch for training six hours per week with weekly fixtures played on top, meaning that students get approximately 10 hours of football experience per week.
Every training session and home match for the male college fixtures and the females programme are played at the the state-of-the-art Flamingo Land Stadium on the 3G pitch. This gives all students regular stadium experience.
The male programme has three teams, one plays in the National Under-19 League against teams like Carlisle United and Halifax Town. and two represent us in the ECFA leagues.
We also play a part in running the Scarborough Athletic Under-19s. They play in the Northern Alliance Football League. Home matches are played under the floodlights at Flamingo Land Stadium. This is a 3,500-capacity stadium and the home of Scarborough Athletic’s first team. Several students have made their debuts for the first team over the past couple of seasons.
Pickering Town manager Denny Ingram and striker/coach Ryan Blott are on the Scholarship coaching staff and they are always keeping an eye out for emerging talent for the Pickering Town squad. The Scholarship is the only educational establishment run locally to offer a range of different routes in to semi-professional football.
The 2017/2018 season saw the girls programme compete in their first ever eleven-a-side college league. No other college in Scarborough and the surrounding area offers this. The girls play against teams from across Yorkshire and Durham.
In the 2018-19 season the girls were involved in fixtures against teams from Leeds United, Sheffield United, Bishop Burton and many more.
There is no cost involved for any of the students for any of our college league fixtures as transport is provided.