Football Development Programme

Learn – Train – Play


All Saints’ Academy Sixth Form works in partnership with Cheltenham Town Football Club.

The development programme is open to students aged 16 – 18. Students wishing to be part of the CTFC partnership will also need to attend trials for Cheltenham Town Football Club. 

Students join the Sixth form as full-time students, studying 3 qualifications. Outside of their studies, players benefit from up to 10 hours of additional football a week and play their fixtures in the English Football League Community and Education Football Alliance League or the AoC College League. The EFL League played in is the South-West league which includes teams like Swindon Town, Exeter City, Bristol City and AFC Bournemouth. Students will also benefit from free match tickets to selected Cheltenham Town FC home games. Students will have the opportunity to support the club in a variety of roles such as acting as match day stewards and refereeing U7-12 schoolboy academy fixtures. It is important to note players on the programme can still play for their grassroots team which would not collide with Cheltenham Town FC representative fixtures.

The programme includes:

  • Individual learning plans for each player, with individual feedback
  • Strength and conditioning programme
  • Free access to physiotherapy and rehab from the club
  • Nutritional advice and plans
  • Opportunities to train and play with the U18 Youth Team
  • Work experience with adult teams on the football pyramid

If players exhibit particularly outstanding ability, there is the possibility of being scouted by the Academy and into the professional game, although this is a by-product of the programme rather than its aim.

For more information about applying please contact:

Calum Wands at Cheltenham Town FC:

Ctfcacademy@ctfc.com or 07768770996



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