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CPFC Foundation Education & Futsal Programme

Now recruiting for September 2014

Crystal Palace Futsal Squad and Coach Michael Harrington at Selhurst Park Stadium

Crystal Palace FC has teamed up with St Joseph’s College in Norwood to offer a fantastic opportunity for talented young footballers to benefit from academic study.

The Education & Futsal Scholarship will see 16 to 18 year olds study a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports at St. Joseph’s College, worth up to 3 A Levels, whilst playing for and training with the Eagles in the Football League Trust National Futsal League. If you are currently in Year 11 or 12 then this is the course for you.

Football Development Officer Michael Harrington, who is heading up the program, said ‘This is a great opportunity for young people to further develop their football skills in the fast moving and highly technical futsal game. The modern game is clearly moving to produce young highly gifted technical players, and we at Crystal Palace FC fully support this and see this program as an ideal pathway for this development.’

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) is a full time two year course and carries the same UCAS points as 3 A- levels. Students do not have to sit any exams; rather they will complete a number of assignments through the two years covering diverse sports science-related areas. This quali?cation is designed to provide pupils with the specialist sports science related knowledge, understanding and skills that are required for career or higher education advancements. The quali?cation offers an exciting and engaging academic program for those who are keen to advance their sports science expertise as well as being challenged to work well with others, manage their own development and learn to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.

Student places on this Scholarship are expected to be popular.

So, what are you waiting for?

If you will be 16 or 17 on September 1st 2014 and want to join us contact Michael Harrington at the CPFC Foundation FC on 020 8768 6047 or

Alternatively go to to apply on line.