Football Centre of Excellence in Partnership with Halifax Town FC

Football Centre of Excellence in Partnership with Halifax Town FC

The Halifax Town and Calderdale College Centre of Excellence for football is a unique training scheme for young talented footballers aged 16-19. The centre provides the perfect environment for young athletes to develop in their chosen sport whilst studying towards a nationally recognised qualification. Through our partnership with Halifax Town Football Club, athletes who reach the desired level of play have the opportunity to progress to professional standard.

Students enrolled on the programme will benefit from training on site, in state of the art facilities at the Inspire Centre, Calderdale College. These include a grass pitch, 3G pitches and an elite strength and conditioning and fitness suite shared with elite athletes from a range of clubs including Halifax Rugby League and Halifax Town Football Club.

Students will receive ample contact time with UEFA B accredited coaches in a timetable which is structured around their academic learning, ensuring the correct balance of time to complete academic work and training. Benefits also include a weekly strength and conditioning session with qualified coaches along with nutritional seminars and advice throughout their study. 

All players will have the opportunity to play competitive football in either AOC leagues of ECFA leagues. Video analysis is a key element to the centre. Coaches ensure that games are analysed and players receive regular video and written feedback on their performance. 

To support player development, all students will complete their FA Youth module and a level 1 coaching qualification as well as a range of volunteer coaching opportunities which have the potential to lead to employment either in college or through one of our many key partners in the industry.

The centres success is celebrated through their annual tour which combines training with a relaxed and social atmosphere allowing players and coaches to reflect on past performance and plan for the next academic year. 

The centre provides a fantastic offer to any talented footballers wishing to develop their skills in the game and build towards a career in professional football.

 Recruitment events will commence in late May. There are limited places available, so if you are interested in receiving more information about the development centre or would like to sign up for upcoming recruitment events please contact edwardw@calderdale.ac.uk. Equally there are opportunities for local clubs to receive specialist coaching and development days in our state of the art facilities with our experienced coaches. For more information, feel free to contact us via the email address above. 

Newsletter Signup