Football

New deal with Dorking Wanderers

VLUK and Dorking Wanderers have today announced an extension to the education partnership until 2023. The Dorking Wanderers Football Academy (DWFA) only began in 2017 and now has over 80 students for the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year. The students initially study for two years on a Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports…

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Tooting & Mitcham react to ‘virtual learning’

Tutor, Kelly reflects on the past few weeks of virtual learning with her students at Tooting & Mitcham On Monday 23rd March as I set up my laptop for my first ever Zoom lesson with the First Year group at Tooting & Mitcham, I felt a sense of pure panic. ‘How will the boys deal…

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Ex-student, Cameron achieving success at Kingstonian & East Grinstead

Cameron Reardon, who studied at Crystal Palace Foundation with VLUK, has now featured with semi pro clubs Kingstonian & East Grinstead this season after achieving a triple Distinction in his BTEC.  Following completion of his BTEC, Cameron, went on to study a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of East London. He is also…

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F2 Academy to stage London Marathon

F2 Academy will be staging their own version of the London Marathon on Sunday 26th April to raise money for the NSPCC, the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK. F2’s scholars are going to run a marathon in a relay format, each person running 1 mile of the 26 miles needed…

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Dorking Wanderer’s student proves hard work pays off

Dorking Wanderers academy student, George Membrillera, is proving that hard work really does pay off. George joined Dorking Wanderers after leaving Coventry City FC for personal reasons and has gone on to be a great success both on and off the pitch. George is a model student who has great attendance and works hard across…

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JB Sports Coaching making waves in Horncastle

New VLUK education partner, JB Sports Coaching, has been making waves in it’s home location of Horncastle. Ollie Johnson and Steve Brown, directors of the club, launched their new venture this academic year with its first cohort of 12 students enrolled on their BTEC Level Three Extended Diploma in Sport. After first hand experience of…

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Higher Education programme pays off

After spending 4 years as a VLUK student himself, Sam Crane, has recently been offered the opportunity to tutor on our Level 3 programme at Tranmere Rovers which he has gratefully accepted. Sam joined VLUK as a BTEC student in 2015 and following this decided to continue his education through VLUK’s higher education programme, successfully…

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Great praise from Cobbler’s boss

VLUK education partner, Northampton Town FC, have been praising their football and education programme. Keith Curle, Northampton Town’s Manager, is delighted with the club’s player pathway which is supported by VLUK through the education element of the academy. Keith Curle, who became manager at Northampton Town just over a year ago, has given seven of…

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VLUK partner, Dorking Wanderers FC, offers HE courses

VLUK education partner, Dorking Wanderers FC, will be offering a new HNC/HND course from September 2019. Dorking Wanderers have made this decision because they want to greater enhance the learning of students from the BTEC level three course which they currently offer and to give all students the chance to continue to develop their football ability…

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New club Sutton FC offers HE courses

Sutton United FC have recently joined forces with VLUK to be able to offer their students a brand new ‘BSc Sports Coaching’ degree course from September 2019. Bobby Childs, Business Development Manager at Sutton United FC, feels that this big step will benefit both the players and the club. He said “This course helps players…

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