WHO ARE THE SUCCESS STORIES?
When a student make his semi-professional first team debut they are classed as a footballing graduate. Since 2014 we have had a large number of debutants make their bow with several others receiving call ups.
In February 2015, we were proud to announce our first ever professional graduate when Yohan Rutty-Smith signed scholarship forms for Notts County.
The majority of these students have come from local junior football to semi-professional level in the space of a year which is down to the opportunities provided to them in the NPL Football Academy and also the standard of quality coaching they are receiving on a daily basis.
A professional graduate is a student who transfers to a professional football league club.
FIRST TEAM GRADUATES
A first team graduate is a student who makes his semi-professional first team debut in a competitive game.