Alvechurch link with Bournville College

By John Shaw


Bournville College and Alvechurch FC have ‘teamed’ up!

Get a truly first class education with a clear, defined pathway which can take you to University.

Gain qualifications to work in all aspects of the sports industry including Sports Media, Sports Performance analysis, nutrition & fitness, sports psychology, physiotherapy and many more.

Train and compete under guidance from UEFA qualified coaches.

Represent a local non league football club with the realistic opportunity of earning a semi-professional contract by progressing onto the first team and up through the non league pyramid and even onto professional clubs for the elite players.

Get the opportunity to deliver coaching overseas in Europe and/or in Soccer camps in the US

We are interested in receiving applications from both Male AND Female 16-19year old students wishing to advance their football skills.

First Trials:
10th May 2014
Alvechurch FC, Lye Meadow, 53 Redditch Rd, Alvechurch, B48 7RS
For further information and to register for trials please call FOOTBALL ACADEMY or register via email:
0121 477 1314 or email

Running side by side with the BCAFC Football Programme, Alvechurch FC is a local non league club that celebrated 100 years
last year. The club has produced several players who have gone on to successful professional careers including 3 internationals. Our most famous ‘son’ and current Club Patron is ex Leicester, Arsenal and England forward, Alan Smith who now regularly commentates on Sky live football games and is widely recognised as the ‘voice’ on EA Games’ FIFA 14.

The club plays in the Baker Joiner Midland Football Alliance League which is tier 5 of the English footballing pyramid.

The players are ‘semi professional’ which means they are paid on a part time basis for representing the first team.

We believe that education is best delivered by professional educators and NOT by football clubs and that football coaching is best delivered by professionally trained coaches and NOT by educators.

Enrolling on the BCAFC programme means you will be able to utilise the latest in technology IT suites and study in a brand new facility which is an environment designed specifically for learning and you will train on the best technology 3G/4G all weather surface training pitch.

You will play competitive weekly matches on Wednesday afternoons in the British Schools and Colleges (BSC) League.

All home fixtures will be played at Lye Meadow, the home of Alvechurch FC.

For your chance to enroll on this exciting but challenging football education programme please register your interest for trials which will be held firstly in May and then subsequently on other dates throughout the summer.

BCAFC Education Programme

We are committed to producing well rounded sports men and women who have enjoyed a robust football based programme whilst achieving the equivalent of 3 ‘A’ levels on completion of the course.

The full time programme has an emphasis on education and the courses incorporate:
- Level 1 Diploma in Sport
- Level 2 Diploma in Sport
- Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

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