Traineeships in Football

We work in partnership with GBMET College and deliver Traineeships for young people aged 19+ who are either out of work or need to retake their GCSEs. Through this scheme, they not only retake subjects but also , but take their level 1 Btec in sport as well as gaining their level 1 in football through VYD’s partner club, Montpelier Villa FC.

We provide Traineeships in football which includes workplace and mentoring opportunities in coaching and playing football and through education, delivered in collaboration with GBMET college.

The local community benefits from us providing expertise in football coaching and mentoring as well as business, marketing and football administration. Access to these opportunities and skills, enables this community to gain confidence, learn new skills such as communication and teamwork and learn about how to run and market a football club.

At the end of the placement, they will have nationally recognised qualifications, including their FA level 1 coaching badge, meaning they can seek paid employment as qualified football coaches along with their studies and outcomes achieved with the college. They can also then move into the Player Development Centre that VYD manage, to enhance their coaching skills and continue their football education.

Player Development Centre

Montpelier Villa FC’s Player Development Centre is a fresh new approach to youth football development in Sussex – and England.

With a new lead professional academy coach, Kevin Green from Zona Football joining the club and the new 3G with stand and lights at Falmer Sports Complex, it has allowed the club to take a look at how the coaching is executed right across the club with a view to feeding into the u18s and, ultimately, the first team, both of whom are in the Southern Combination League.

The PDC provides many benefits to Villa players, parents and members, below we list just a few of the main highlights:

  • At least two training sessions per week and league matches at weekends – one extra session a week with Kevin
  • Structured individual learning plans for each player monitored by Kevin with the managers
  • Cohesive playing philosophy and coaching plan for all teams running through the club
  • Fun, safe, engaging and high quality environment for players to develop their footballing skills