“E.S.P.A. has been set up with the aim of oﬀering an Elite Level College Football Programme similar to that of professional clubs in the UK. Through structured tutoring and mentoring, our UEFA licenced and ex-professional coaches, combined with high-quality teaching, aim to help players reach their potential as a player on the ﬁeld and a student oﬀ of it. We aim to ensure that all student-athletes are provided with a number of exit routes and opportunities to either play football, gain employment or continue onto further education. Life skills, good conduct, high values, strong morals and all round professional discipline will all be part of the sporting education to be implemented at E.S.P.A.
Managing time accordingly, to accommodate both educational and footballing requirements, is a key part of the programme as well as learning to ensure a winning mentality and an ability to be gracious in defeat are fundamental and vital factors to our programme. E.S.P.A. strongly supports equal opportunities. We also implement policies which govern anti-bullying, safeguarding, welfare, emergency aid and codes of conduct. The staﬀ, as well as students, will be expected to meet these high standards and will regularly be assessed to ensure the delivery of high-quality coaching sessions. Students will be expected to meet the minimum requirements of up to 10 hours per week of coaching sessions and matches, and up to 15 hours of education time. This will take place at the Three Rivers Academy. Students will represent E.S.P.A. in the Colleges and Tactics League”
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