Elite Football Programme Trials

The Henley College Elite Football Programme, which reflects an ethos which combines the provision of football development with a full-time education in a college environment.

When

Trial Dates Football for both Ladies & Men's football teams will be held across three dates as followed:

  • Monday 17th Feb
  • Monday 6th April
  • Tuesday 26th May

 

Where

All trials will take place at:

Henley Outdoor Sports Centre
Reading Road
Henley-on-Thames
RG9 4HA

 

How

To register for a trial, please email head coach Tom Guy at tguy@henleycol.ac.uk.

Additionally you can register for the trial on April 6th here.

Or, register for the trial on May 26th here.

 

Costs

Both the Football and Educational element of the programme is fully funded at the college and therefore there is no cost to join the programme. There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit at the start of the season and the opportunity to go on tour with the squad of which there will be additional costs (tbc). Further details will be provided upon the player’s acceptance into the Football programme.

 

Academic Programme

Whilst the football programme requires a high level of commitment, the academic programme comes first. Students are encouraged to stay on top of their studies, with the football staff providing pastoral support in helping the students to manage their time effectively.

A unique selling point for the programme is that the college offers a diverse range of academic courses to suit the needs of the student. Including 32 different A levels and a wide range of BTEC and vocational courses.

Our football students have always balanced the demands of the programme with their academic studies exceptionally well. We have seen many players exit onto American scholarships and play for top universities.

 

Football Programme

We currently compete in the Tactic League and enter a host of college competitions from 11 a side to futsal. The football programme is a 2/3-year, part-time Education and Football Development programme. We strive to give all of our players more opportunities and greater experiences designed to help them progress on and off the pitch. The programme aims to not only develop the players as footballers, but as whole individuals.

 

New Girls Programme

This season we have decided to offer female students the opportunity to hone and improve their skills in the Henley College Elite Environment. We aim to enter into the Aoc College League or similar, cup competitions and futsal tournaments! Keep on the lookout for trial dates.

 

Pathways

A career in professional/semi-professional football

Scholarships in America

University Links

Jobs in the football/sporting industry (Coaching, Media, Sports Therapy etc)

 

Coaches

Our coaches follow a comprehensive syllabus designed to encourage young players to develop their technique, skill, creativity and game understanding across the board in a positive learning environment.

All players will receive informative reviews across the season which we see as invaluable for the players.

 

Head Coach Tom Guy joins us from national league side Eastleigh Football Club where he helped to develop one of the best and successful non league programmes in the country. Tom has experience coaching within premier league clubs and across all age ranges and variants of football.

Jack Woodley - Jack has worked with the college for 3 seasons overall now and has helped many players push on into the semi professional/professional game. Jack is the lead development squad coach and he also see’s many of his players pushed on into the elite squad.

Tyrone May – Our new Ladies programme will be coached by Tyrone May who a vast amount of experience within youth and girls football. He is currently a coach at Oxford United’s academy.