SCHOLARS

RECRUITING NOW FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 & BEYOND

The Histon FC Education Scholarship is our two year u19 full-time football programme for male footballers who show the required football and academic talents needed to excel.

An exciting new partnership with Long Road Sixth Form College means we now have the perfect structure to be Cambridge’s leading Football Education provider.

A student that enrols onto our Scholarship will be ensured the following two things;

  1. AN EDUCATION TO HELP YOU TO PURSUE THE CAREER OF YOUR DREAMS.

  2. A FOOTBALL PATHWAY THAT ENCOURAGES YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INTO OUR 1ST TEAM & BEYOND. 

We have a proud and proven history of producing professional football players, and you could be next.

To be a part of our Scholarship, you must have the following;

  • SUITABLE GRADES FOR YOUR CHOSEN ACADEMIC COURSES

  • DUE TO SIT YOUR GCSES THIS YEAR OR SAT THEM IN 2019.

  • THE RELEVANT FOOTBALLING ABILITY REQUIRED.

  • 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

KEY FACTS ABOUT LONG ROAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

  • 97% PASS RATE FOR A-LEVEL COURSES

  • TOP 5% NATIONALLY FOR DIPLOMA COURSES

  • OFSTED RATING OF ‘GOOD’

Long Road 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 our students to achieve their very best and progress onto a successful career.

 

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

 

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

Our Scholarship Programme will cater for a maximum of 50 players, with recruitment being capped at 25 each year.

NOTE: You also do not have to stop playing for your current weekend teams in order to join this Programme.

 

TEAM STRUCTURE & COMPETITIONS

If you are good enough, then you are old enough!

No less than 8 of the current Histon Scholars represented our 1st Team this season, so you will have the opportunity to play in all of the following competitions:

1st TEAM COMPETITIONS

Southern Central Divison
FA Cup
FA Trophy
Southern League Cup

SCHOLARSHIP TEAM COMPETITIONS

FA Youth Cup
Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Youth League
Cambridgshire FA Under 18’s Youth Cup
Cambridgeshire FA representative football

 

TRAINING TIMETABLE

We will provide you with up to 8 hours training each week, and sessions will consist of:

  • TECHNICAL & TACTICAL DEVELOPMENT

  • PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT (INCLUDING GYM-BASED SESSIONS)

  • INJURY CLINIC

  • INJURY PREVENTION/REHABILITATION

  • PSYCHOLOGY SESSIONS

  • VIDEO ANALYSIS OF MATCHES

  • INDIVIDUAL TRACKING ANALYSIS OF TRAINING & MATCHES

  • TERMLY PLAYER REPORTS

 

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.

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL: Tommy Taylor

FIRST TEAM MANAGER: Lance Keys

HEAD COACH: TBC. Applicant will hold a UEFA B Licence as a minimum.

SCHOLARSHIP 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 2021.

FITNESS COACH: TBC. Applicant will hold a Degree in Strength & Conditioning as a minimum. Not recruiting until Summer 2021.

 

BENEFITS

Additional benefits you will gain from being a Histon Scholar;

  • INDIVIDUAL VIDEO CLIPS OF YOU PLAYING IN GAMES.

  • PERSONAL TECHNICAL, TACTICAL & PHYSICAL DATA FROM WITHIN GAMES AND TRAINING THROUGH BLUETOOTH SOFTWARE TO HELP TRACK YOUR DEVELOPMENT.

  • LINKS TO US SOCCER SCHOLARSHIPS.

  • FRIENDLIES AGAINST PROFESSIONAL OPPOSITION.

  • MATCHES IN 1ST TEAM STADIUM.

  • 3G ASTRO, GRASS AND GYM-BASED FACILITIES.

The Histon FC Scholarship Programme is no stranger to developing football players.

GRADUATES OF THE HISTON FC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME WHO MOVED INTO PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

  • NICK FREEMAN: WYCOMBE WANDERERS

  • JAMES STEVENSON: LUTON TOWN FC

  • ZAK MILLS: OLDHAM ATHLETIC AFC

  • DAN SPARKES: BARNET FC

 

CURRENT HISTON FC 1st TEAM SCHOLARSHIP PLAYERS

Max Yorke (Club Captain), Sam Roach, Lewis McDonald, Danny Gould, Dylan Pearce, Alfie Lawerence, Lewis Mair, Daniel Pieterson, Cory Marshall, Christian Carter, Ben Landshoff.

 

TEAM AWARDS

TBC

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we are facing, we are unable to perform any ‘traditional’ type trials, so therefore, we have moved to an online webinar until further notice.

These will be used as an opportunity to inform you in more detail of our Scholarship, as well as an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

 

ONLINE TRIAL DATES

All will be held from 6pm to 7pm. Select the date that suits you best.

  • THURSDAY 14th MAY

  • THURSDAY 28th MAY

  • THURSDAY 11th JUNE

  • THURSDAY 25th JUNE

 

TO APPLY FOR YOUR FOOTBALL TRIAL

Simply complete this form: https://forms.gle/By81z9TwqPv3MheQA

We will then be in touch to confirm details for your chosen Online Trial.

 

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.