SCHOLARS

FULL-TIME FOOTBALL EDUCATION PROVISION FOR 16 TO 19 YEAR OLDS

 

BACK AND BETTER – RECRUITING NOW FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

AFTER FIVE YEARS, WE ARE RE-LAUNCHING OUR HIGHLY-SUCCESSFUL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE, OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NUMBER ONE FOOTBALL EDUCATION OPTION WITHIN THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE AREA.

 

WHO IS THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME FOR?

THE SCHOLARSHIP IS PERFECT FOR THOSE WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT FOOTBALL, RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGH QUALITY COACHING AND WANT TO PROGRESS INTO SEMI-PROFESSIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTS.

HISTORICALLY, OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME HAS PRODUCED A NUMBER OF PLAYERS WHO HAVE MOVED INTO THE PROFESSIONAL GAME – COULD YOU BE NEXT? 

TO BE A PART OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME, YOU MUST TICK THE FOLLOWING BOXES;

  • SUITABLE GRADES FOR YOUR CHOSEN ACADEMIC COURSES

  • DUE TO SIT YOUR GCSES THIS YEAR OR SAT THEM IN 2020

  • AN ATTITUDE TO BE BETTER AND A HUNGER TO ACHIEVE THE BEST FOR YOURSELF

 

ALL OF OUR EDUCATION COURSES ARE BASED AT LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

ABOUT LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE IS A WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE SPECIALIST SIXTH FORM COLLEGE IDEALLY SITUATED CLOSE TO CAMBRIDGE CITY CENTRE AND THE EDGE OF THE CAMBRIDGE BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS, SURROUNDED BY ITS OWN PICTURESQUE GREEN CAMPUS.

STAFF ACROSS THE COLLEGE ARE COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING AND MOTIVATING ALL OF THEIR STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE THEIR VERY BEST AND PROGRESS ONTO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER.

ALL STUDENTS ON THE HISTON FC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME WILL STUDY HERE. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO PICK FROM A VARIETY OF COURSE OPTIONS, WHICH MEANS YOU ARE ABLE TO SELECT AN ACADEMIC PROGRAMME THAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT.

 

KEY FACTS

  • 97% PASS RATE FOR A LEVEL COURSES

  • TOP 5% NATIONALLY FOR DIPLOMA COURSES

  • OFSTED RATING OF ‘GOOD’

 

COURSES AVAILABLE TO STUDY

LEVEL 3 COURSES

A LEVELS

Art, Craft & Design -Biology – Business Studies – Chemistry – Design Technology – Drama & Theatre – Economics – English Language & Literature – English Literature – Film Studies – French – Geography – History – Mathmatics – Mathmatics (Further) – Media Studies – Photography – Physical Education – Physics – Politics – Psychology – Religion, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics – Sociology – Spanish.

DIPLOMAS (LEVEL 3)

Applied Science – Art & Design – Business – Computing – Criminology – Graphic Design – Health, Social Care & Early Years – IT – Media – Music – Musical Theatre – Psychology – Sport.

LEVEL 2 COURSES

APPLIED DIPLOMAS & CERTIFICATES

Art & Design – Health & Social Care – IT – Media – Sport

GCSE PROGRAMMES

English Language – Double Science – Film Studies – Mathmatics – Sociology

 

SUPPORTING YOUR GROWTH

WE KNOW THAT MOVING FROM SCHOOL TO COLLEGE IS A BIG CHANGE: A NEW CAMPUS, NEW FACES AND A NEW LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE.

TO MAKE SURE YOU FEEL AT HOME YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED A PROGRESS COACH, A DEDICATED MEMBER OF STAFF WHO WILL HELP AND SUPPORT YOU AS YOU SETTLE INTO LONG ROAD LIFE. 

WORKING TOGETHER WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM THE MOMENT YOU JOIN OUR LONG ROAD COMMUNITY THEY WILL ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO COLLEGE LIFE. 

THEY WILL BE ON HAND TO GUIDE YOU, HELPING YOU TO STAY ON TARGET AND REACH YOUR GOALS.

 

LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE DETAILS

ADDRESS: Long Road Sixth Form College, Long Road, Cambridge. CB2 8PX.

TEL NO:  01223 631 100

EMAIL: admissions@longroad.ac.uk

WEBSITE: www.longroad.ac.uk

 

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR CURRENT TEAMS TO BE A PART OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

 

EDUCATE THE PLAYER

TO SUPPORT YOUR PROGRESS UP THE FOOTBALL LADDER, WE HELP BY CREATING A PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR SCHOLARS. THOSE IN OUR PROGRAMME WILL TRAIN FOR BETWEEN 6 – 10 HOURS A WEEK, AND WILL GET TO BENEFIT FROM:

– UEFA LICENSE COACHING SESSIONS

– GOALKEEPER COACHING

– GYM SESSIONS

– QUALIFIED SPORT THERAPISTS

– VIDEO ANALYSIS SESSIONS

IN ADDITION, YOU WILL ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO:

– PERSONALISED PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

– LATEST PLAYER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

– RECORDED MATCHES

– GUEST SESSIONS WITH INDUSTRY LEADING EXPERTS

– LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOPS

 

PLAY TO PERFORM

AS A MINIMUM, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO COMMIT TO OUR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FIXTURES; HOWEVER, FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO PURSUE THE BENEFITS OF HISTON FC FURTHER, THEN WE HAVE A PLAYER PATHWAY THAT LEADS ALL THE WAY TO OUR 1ST TEAM.

WITHIN OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER YOU GAMES WITHIN THE FOLLOWING COMPETITIONS:

– NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE (STEP 4 OF THE NON-LEAGUE PYRAMID)

– FA CUP

– FA TROPHY

– FA YOUTH CUP

– THURLOW NUNN EASTERN COUNTIES U18 YOUTH LEAGUE

– FRIENDLIES AGAINST PROFESSIONAL OPPOSITION

 

STAFF STRUCTURE

WE HAVE A WELL-STRUCTURED STAFFING MODEL WITHIN OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROVISION.

WE WILL BE RECRUITING FOR SOME OF OUR COACHING POSITIONS; HOWEVER, THIS WILL HAPPEN OVER THE SUMMER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE MADE UPON APPOINTMENT.

FIRST TEAM MANAGER: Lance Key

SCHOLARSHIP LEAD COACH: TBC

HISTON FC U18 TEAM MANAGER: Mark Pleasants

GOALKEEPER COACH: TBC. Applicant will hold a Level 2 in Goalkeeping as a minimum.

SPORT THERAPIST: TBC. Applicant will hold a Degree in Sports Therapy as a minimum.

ASSISTANT COACH: TBC. Applicant will hold an FA Level 2 in Coaching as a minimum. Not recruiting until Summer 2022.

FITNESS COACH: TBC. Applicant will hold a Degree in Strength & Conditioning as a minimum. Not recruiting until Summer 2022.

 

PROGRESSION ROUTES

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OPTIONS THAT BECOME AVAILABLE TO YOU ONCE YOU COMPLETE YOUR FURTHER EDUCATION COURSE. THE MOST POPULAR ‘NEXT STEPS’ TEND TO BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

– UNIVERSITY

– AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS

– APPRENTICESHIPS

– WORK PLACEMENT

– SEMI-PROFESSIONAL/PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR PROGRESSION BUT EACH ROUTE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO BE DEDICATED TO ACHIEVING YOUR GOAL. THE REASSURANCE THAT WE CAN GIVE YOU IS THAT BOTH HISTON FC AND LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE STAFF WILL SUPPORT YOU ALONG YOUR WAY.

 

USING THE SCHOLARSHIP AS A SPRINGBOARD TO PROGRESS

 

NO STRANGERS TO SUCCESS!

WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF SCHOLARS MOVE ON TO PROFESSIONAL CLUBS. HERE ARE JUST A FEW;

– NICK FREEMAN I WYCOMBE WANDERERS

– JAMES STEVENSON I LUTON TOWN FC

– ZAK MILLS I OLDHAM ATHLETIC AFC

– DAN SPARKES I BARNET FC

IN ADDITION, WE CURRENTLY HAVE A NUMBER OF CURRENT AND EX-SCHOLARS WITHIN OUR HISTON FC 1st TEAM.

MAX YORK (Club Captain), SAM ROACH, ALFIE LAWRENCE, LEWIS MAIR, DANIEL PIETERSON, FINLEY WILKINSON

WE LOVE TO RECRUIT FROM WITHIN, SO IF YOU WANT TO UTILISE OUR 1st TEAM PATHWAY, THEN WE THOROUGHLY BELIEVE IF YOU’RE GOOD ENOUGH, YOU’RE OLD ENOUGH.

 

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO JOIN OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

WHAT TO DO NEXT

WE DON’T WANT COVID RESTRICTIONS TO BE AN EXTRA CONCERN FOR YOU, SO FOR THIS SEASON WE WILL BE ADJUSTING OUR FOOTBALL TRIAL PROCESSES. INSTEAD OF A PHYSICAL TRIAL, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO DO THE FOLLOWING;

  1. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM BELOW

  2. WE WILL THEN CONTACT YOU TO ARRANGE A 1:1 ONLINE CALL TO MEET YOU, DISCUSS YOUR APPLICATION, HELP YOU APPLY FOR YOUR ACADEMIC COURSE AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

 

TO APPLY FOR YOUR EDUCATION COURSES

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE TREATED ON THE SAME BASIS; HOWEVER, THE APPLICATION PROCESS DIFFERS BASED ON THE SCHOOL YOU CURRENTLY ATTEND.

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE BELOW BEFORE SELECTING WHICH APPLICATION FORM YOU SHOULD COMPLETE.

APPLICANTS WHO CURRENTLY STUDY AT A Cambridge Academic Partnership (CAP) SCHOOL SHOULD apply online via MyChoice@16.

A list of all CAP schools can be found here.

IF YOUR SCHOOL IS ON THIS LIST please click here to start your application.

APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT CURRENTLY STUDY AT A CAP SCHOOL MUST APPLY DIRECTLY TO LONG ROAD. Please click here to start your application.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU IN YOUR 1:1 ONLINE CALL; HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC QUESTION, WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

histonscholars@gmail.com

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS ANSWERED

HOW IS THE PROGRAMME DELIVERED?

LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE DELIVER THE EDUCATIONAL SIDE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP WITH HISTON FC PROVIDING THE FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

WHERE WILL MY FOOTBALL TRAINING AND GAMES TAKE PLACE?

TRAINING WILL TAKE PLACE AT LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE, WHILST GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT HISTON FC’S GLASSWORLD  STADIUM.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

THE ONLY FEE REQUIRED WILL BE TO PURCHASE YOUR TRAINING KIT.

HOW MANY SPACES ARE AVAILABLE?

WE WILL ONLY BE OFFERING A MAXIMUM OF 25 SPACES EACH YEAR.

HOW MANY TEAMS ARE THERE?

AS OF 2022, WE WILL RUN WITH A MAXIMUM OF 2 TEAMS. OUR SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE ONE THAT IS SMALL AND BASED ON A PROVIDING QUALITY.