THE New Saints’ Football Scholarship in partnership with Walford and North Shropshire College has been operating since 2003, and has enjoyed enormous success.

The two year course consists of 60% classroom study and 40% football coaching and has allowed the students to achieve a variety of sports awards and qualifications. The programme is based mainly on a BTEC Extended Diploma at Level 3 in Sport Performance and Excellence (the equivalent of three A Levels).  The Diploma can also be taken at Level 2 for those who do not possess the equivalent of four GCSEs at Grade C.

As part of the course programme, scholars will study Community Sports Level 2 in addition to other fitness/football qualifications.  Students are taught by UEFA qualified coaches from the college and The New Saints FC.

Previous graduates have gone on to University, into full time employment, USA Football Scholarships or full time professional football.

Scholarship football is the final progression in the youth development model at The New Saints FC. Competing in a number of competitions between the ages of Under-17 to Under-21, it provides the  perfect platform before stepping up to the first team.

For more information or to apply, please contact: Simon Smith, The New Saints FC Youth Team Manager and North Shropshire College Football Co-ordinator at