New Sport Academies at Reaseheath College

Do you want a career in the football or golf industries?  Reaseheath College has teamed up with Crewe Alexandra Football Club and the Ian Woosnam Golf Academy to offer great opportunities for talented young athletes to train in football or golf with the opening of three new sport academies.

The college, just across the Shropshire border at Nantwich, will welcome students into its Ladies’ and Men’s Football Academies from this September, while young golfers can enrol for the new Ian Woosnam Academy at Malkins Bank Golf Club near Sandbach.

The footballers will receive specialised training from Crewe Alex Football Club coaches and other professionals while studying at Reaseheath for a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in sport. The golfers will spend almost half of their course learning golf related skills at the Ian Woosnam Academy and the remainder at Reaseheath, where they will study for a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in sport.

All three academies are aimed at 16 – 19 year-olds and include college training in relevant subjects like sport psychology, physiology and nutrition, along with opportunities to develop coaching and technical skills.

All students will receive personalised fitness programmes incorporating strength and conditioning, and will be encouraged to use Reaseheath’s state-of-the-art gym and other sporting facilities. Relevant work experience is also a key part of the course.

Reaseheath has delivered the academic programme for the famous Crewe Alex Football Club for many years, with apprentice players combining training sessions at the club with college studies. Some have progressed onto sport related degrees to widen their career prospects.

“Said Head of Sport Sophie Evans: “Reaseheath’s football academies have been a natural progression from our long standing partnership with Crewe Alex and we are delighted that professionals from the club are supporting the programmes. We are also confident that our new links with the Ian Woosnam Academy will open exciting career paths for young golfers.

“All three academies will provide unique opportunities for young athletes to improve their own sporting ability while gaining a recognised sport qualification. Students will receive great preparation for a career in their chosen field.”

For further details on the academies visit the sport section on our website  or contact Reaseheath College on 01270 613242.