FOOTBALL - Racing Club Warwick to run academy trials during October half-term - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Racing Club Warwick to run academy trials during October half-term

Leamington Editorial 25th Oct, 2023 Updated: 25th Oct, 2023   0

RACING Club Warwick are holding trials during October half-term for their scholarship programme which is due to begin in September 2024.

Students in year 11 and year 12 are hoping to gain entry to the programme which the club took in-house two years ago with great success.

The programme allows scholars to play at the highest level outside of professional football in the national under-19 league alongside the ECFA College League and the Midland Floodlit Youth League.

Warwick chairman, Gary Vella, said: “We could not be happier with how things have gone since we took the step to run a programme in-house.

“With our brilliant coaches here, including a full time goalkeeper coach, physiotherapist and a strength and conditioning coach, we ensure that all education money goes back into the programme to the benefit of the players and this includes fantastic media coverage for the lads from our partner On The Ball Media.

“We currently sit top of the National League having beaten Solihull Moors, Kidderminster, Redditch and Stourbridge and the development team remain unbeaten in the league so far as well as beating Nuneaton Borough in the ECFA Cup.

“The club provides education with a BTEC Level 3 up for grabs, equivalent to three A Levels, the education is of paramount importance and so we continue to offer the course with the highest level of UCAS points available, instead of choosing, for example, an NCFE course.

“This will give more options at the end of the scholarship and several lads went off to university at the end of last season proving you really can get the best of both worlds in playing football and gaining a great education via our partners HOET.

“The club also now employs more than ten academy lads directly, or via our partners, delivering coaching lessons for the community and junior sides so has become a real valuable local asset that we are very proud of.”

The trials take place at Townsend Meadow on Tuesday, October 31 from 9am until 3.30pm, e-mail: [email protected] for more information.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.


We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Leamington Observer newspaper.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Leamington Observer.