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Following the success of winning the U19 Somerset FA County Cup competition, the College has seen real potential in their footballers and wants to help continue their improvement.
The West Somerset College Football Academy gives students the chance to experience a professional football academy set up and take part in a competitive team sport while they continue their Post 16 education.
Training for Academy players will be timetabled as part of the College day which will guarantee consistency and provide plenty of time for the team to get together and improve both individually and as a team. The Football Academy are part of the ESFA Cup, the ESFA South West League and the County Cup which results in a high number of fixtures so a large squad is necessary.
Football Academy Manager Mr Jeffs works with two external coaches to provide tactical, skill-based, fitness and video analysis training for all Academy players, the Football Academy have invested in all new Nike Football training equipment and have high tech video equipment using a GoPro for home fixtures and training.
The Football Academy provide more opportunities than just being a footballer. All players can access other opportunities such as coaching youth football, being in charge of football journalism, ground keeping duties, photography and more.
West Somerset College Football Academy are also building links with professional clubs such as Yeovil Town and Swansea City, who help provide developmental days. Players will get opportunities to visit professional stadiums and training facilities as well as having training sessions with coaches from those clubs.