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The Scarborough Football Scholarship brochure
Looking for a future in sport? Find out more about our football & education programme based at Scarborough Athletic’s Flamingo Land Stadium.
The Scarborough Football Scholarship was formed in 2013. The idea behind the Scholarship was to give young local people a fresh approach to education…one where students could reach their potential in education while working on improving in an area that they love – football.
By summer 2015 we had outgrown our then base at Scarborough Cricket Club and were in need of a new home. This is when we moved to the University Campus on Filey Road. Here we had use of university-standard classrooms, Scarborough’s only 3G pitch at the time and all the other great assets that come with a university.
During our second year at the university we launched our Women’s Scholarship, which is still going strong today. This was the first of its kind in the area and a full girls team would train on their own 10 hours a week while studying the same BTEC course as the men students.
After two years at the university an unmissable opportunity was presented to us. We were able to move to Scarborough’s brand new, state-of-the-art Sports Village, from where we now conduct classes and training sessions. This coincided with the launch of our BTEC Level 2 course, which gives students who haven’t enough grades for the Level 3 course an entrance route onto the Scholarship.
Since the launch of the Scholarship we have seen students go on to study at some top universities, get paid to coach abroad and play at semi-professional level.
We still maintaining the same aim of educating students to their full potential, at the same time as improving on something that they love.
In recent years we have linked up with Scarborough Athletic Football Club. Boro play in the Pitching In Premier League. Our role is to help bridge the gap between first-team football and the junior section. We are delighted to be able to offer a pathway for our players into the upper echelons of non-league football. To help local players playing for their home-town team is one of our main aims of the programme.
Over the past year we have had a number of players that have gone on through the Under-19 section to train and make their debuts for Darren Kelly’s first team.
They have featured in first team games for both Scarborough Athletic and Pickering Town.