North Herts Football Academy 

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Delivered by Watford Football Club's Community Sports and Education Trust in partnership with North Herts college, this course offers promising  young players the chance to train and study as professional athletes whilst making the transition  into the senior level / professional game.

North Herts Football Academy gives players, who find themselves outside of the professional game, access to UEFA qualified coaching  and guidance. Also offering a range of showcase opportunities for all players, whether it’s participation in games within the PLFL U19 Development League against other professional club's schemes or organised showcase matches. Applicants should be keen to learn and develop to give them the very best possible chance of recognising their potential. 

Alongside player development, Trust staff aim to ensure all squads continue their academic studies to give them opportunities away from playing proffessionally. 

The Academy currently offers a number of benefits: 

o     Level 2 and 3 BTEC Sport qualifications
o     6 Hours professional coaching plus competitive weekly games programme  
o     Full Watford Training and playing kit
o     Professional/Semi-professional/American scholarships links
o      Coaching badges, DBS checks, First Aid qualification
o      Opportunity to gain paid working hours within the Watford FC CSE Trust