Monday 2nd October 2017
Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s (CACT) Coaching Academy is looking for young, enthusiastic individuals keen to start a career in coaching in the autumn of 2018.
A must for any aspiring coach, the Coaching Academy is a two-year, full-time education and coaching development programme open to boys and girls aged between 16 and 18.
CACT has a proven track record of nurturing and producing talented players who go from community programmes to the Academy to the first-team at various professional clubs. Recent examples include Rob Elliot, Scott Wagstaff and Karlan Ahearne-Grant.
These would not have been possible without CACT’s highly educated and enthusiastic team of coaches.
The Coaching Academy aims to develop and enhance each individual coach’s technical and tactical knowledge. It looks to ingrain these coaching philosophies among its students and help them produce the stars of the future.
Students on the programme, which is run in partnership with further education and work-based training provider SCL, gain a wide range of football and multi-sport qualifications and a BTEC Diploma in Sport, delivered at Level 2 and Level 3 (A-level equivalent).
They receive daily training from highly qualified CACT coaches and FA tutors, and deliver programmes themselves across South East London and Kent.
The Coaching Academy allows students to train and study in an environment that will develop their academic and sporting abilities. They benefit from an excellent range of training facilities and a dedicated classroom for academic studies.
The course is fully funded and therefore free at the point of use. The only costs are for the purchase of subsidised training kit at the start of the season.
Open days for 2018 will take place at CAFC’s Sparrows Lane Training Ground in New Eltham.
Sean Daly, CACT's Head of Football & Sports Development, said:
"CACT's Coaching Academy has a great record of producing excellent players who benefit from quality coaching from individuals who also continue academic studies in a classroom environment.
"We encourage anyone with an interest in going into coaching to get in touch about attending one of our open days."
To register your interest or find out more, please call 0208 850 2866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.