Lewes FC Girls Academy to expand and Boys Academy to reopen in 2020.

Lewes FC Girls Academy to expand and Boys Academy to reopen in 2020.

Plumpton College is to join the Lewes FC Girls Academy set-up alongside Newman College. And a Boys Academy will reopen from 2020.

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Lewes FC is announcing the expansion of its Girls Academy from this September.

Currently, the club partners with Newman College in Brighton. But to meet demand from more easterly areas and nationally (as Plumpton College has accommodation) and to offer an even wider range of courses, the club is delighted to welcome Plumpton College into the partnership too.

The existing Girls' Academy has progressed incredibly well, but with Lewes FC Women now in the FA Championship, the club wants to bring even more girls into the player pathway. And successful applicants will now have the opportunity to study at any level, encompassing A-Levels and BTEC across a very wide range of subjects.

This year, there will be three training sessions every week with Lewes FC Women coaches plus matches most Wednesdays. This is an intensive course suitable for girls who are as dedicated to their studies as they are to football.

To apply for the September 2019 intake, Year 11 girls need to contact either academy@lewesfc.com or Newman or Plumpton College.

Please state:

  • Name
  • Email, mobile
  • Where you live
  • Date of birth
  • Current school
  • Current club (if applicable)
  • Number of years playing football
  • Favoured position on pitch
  • PLEASE ALSO CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE PARENTAL CONSENT TO APPLY AND SUPPLY THE ABOVE INFORMATION, GIVING NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE PARENT/GUARDIAN

Football trials will be held for all applicants.

For Newman College, Head of College, Paul Miller said: "The partnership with Lewes FC has been very successful. Our girls have benefitted enormously, not just in terms of football development, but also in their academic studies. We welcome Plumpton College into this newly expanded Academy and to building on what is already one of the finest Girls Academies in this region. We have been actively recruiting for the September 2019 intake and would invite any girls interested to contact us or the club."

More about Newman College

Plumpton College Jeremy Kerswell commented: “Having Lewes FC as a partner celebrates equal opportunities for young people to improve their skills at a high performing club, whilst gaining qualifications taught by an outstanding teaching team at our 800 hectare campus. Students will also have the option to gain additional qualifications including football coaching and professional development to guide them into a career pathway.

More about Plumpton College

Newman Lewes FC Girls Academy after beating BHASVIC 4-2 in the Sussex Schools FA U19 Ladies Cup Final

Boys Academy

In 2018, the club was unable to continue its Boys' Academy due to funding changes from central Government.

However, we are now in a position to reopen our Boys Academy from September 2020. This will also be in partnership with Plumpton College, so if you are currently in Year 10, please contact academy@lewesfc.com and we will get back to you later this year when details are in place.

Harry Reed scores in the FA Cup

Harry Reed is a recent graduate from the Lewes FC Boys' Academy and now a first team regular:

"When I joined the Boys Academy, I was told that there was a pathway for the best all the way through to the First Team. And that is exactly what has happened for me. I'm now a regular in the men's First Team and the sky's the limit.”

Lewes FC is announcing the expansion of its Girls Academy from this September.

Currently, the club partners with Newman College in Brighton. But to meet demand from more easterly areas and nationally (as Plumpton College has accommodation) and to offer an even wider range of courses, the club is delighted to welcome Plumpton College into the partnership too.

The existing Girls' Academy has progressed incredibly well, but with Lewes FC Women now in the FA Championship, the club wants to bring even more girls into the player pathway. And successful applicants will now have the opportunity to study at any level, encompassing A-Levels and BTEC across a very wide range of subjects.

This year, there will be three training sessions every week with Lewes FC Women coaches plus matches most Wednesdays. This is an intensive course suitable for girls who are as dedicated to their studies as they are to football.

To apply for the September 2019 intake, Year 11 girls need to contact either academy@lewesfc.com or Newman or Plumpton College.

Please state:

  • Name
  • Email, mobile
  • Where you live
  • Date of birth
  • Current school
  • Current club (if applicable)
  • Number of years playing football
  • Favoured position on pitch
  • PLEASE ALSO CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE PARENTAL CONSENT TO APPLY AND SUPPLY THE ABOVE INFORMATION, GIVING NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE PARENT/GUARDIAN

Football trials will be held for all applicants.

For Newman College, Head of College, Paul Miller said: "The partnership with Lewes FC has been very successful. Our girls have benefitted enormously, not just in terms of football development, but also in their academic studies. We welcome Plumpton College into this newly expanded Academy and to building on what is already one of the finest Girls Academies in this region. We have been actively recruiting for the September 2019 intake and would invite any girls interested to contact us or the club."

More about Newman College

Plumpton College Jeremy Kerswell commented: “Having Lewes FC as a partner celebrates equal opportunities for young people to improve their skills at a high performing club, whilst gaining qualifications taught by an outstanding teaching team at our 800 hectare campus. Students will also have the option to gain additional qualifications including football coaching and professional development to guide them into a career pathway.

More about Plumpton College

Newman Lewes FC Girls Academy after beating BHASVIC 4-2 in the Sussex Schools FA U19 Ladies Cup Final

Boys Academy

In 2018, the club was unable to continue its Boys' Academy due to funding changes from central Government.

However, we are now in a position to reopen our Boys Academy from September 2020. This will also be in partnership with Plumpton College, so if you are currently in Year 10, please contact academy@lewesfc.com and we will get back to you later this year when details are in place.

Harry Reed scores in the FA Cup

Harry Reed is a recent graduate from the Lewes FC Boys' Academy and now a first team regular:

"When I joined the Boys Academy, I was told that there was a pathway for the best all the way through to the First Team. And that is exactly what has happened for me. I'm now a regular in the men's First Team and the sky's the limit.”