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Posted on / April 1st 2021
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Press release

Millwall FC and The Archbishop’s School Canterbury Launch Post 16 Football Academy

Millwall FC and The Archbishop’s School have put pen to paper in an exciting new programme aimed at developing footballers along with studying academic qualifications.


The programme will run at The Archbishop’s School site and is aimed at Post 16 male and female students. The academy programme is a mix of high quality football coaching and training along with a bespoke academic pathway.


The Millwall FC Post 16 Academy is open to talented footballers aged between 16-18 years, and is a must for any football enthusiast. A playing trial is required, as places will be offered based on playing ability. The students will have a choice of the full range of Sixth Form qualifications on offer at the Archbishop’s School where they will study as fully integrated sixth form students.


Millwall FC welcomes the partnership, and sees this as a major extension to its development of setting up education and football related programmes.


Millwall Community Trust CEO Sean Daly said: “We are excited about the prospect of working with The Archbishop’s School and developing a Post 16 education and football academy in the area, something that we have been very successful with in the last 5 years. The football related element of the programme will help develop students’ leadership and coaching skills, as well as increasing their knowledge of sports injury management and many other subject areas related to sport and the gaining of a professional coaching qualification”.


David Elliott, Headteacher of The Archbishop’s School said: “This is an exciting partnership for Archbishop’s; we are always keen to ensure our students have an interesting and engaging curriculum with depth. The Post 16 football academy provides a great opportunity for students to reach their full potential both academically and within the wider world of sport and specifically football.”


2021 dates and information:
Saturday 10th April 10.30AM – Trial and Open Morning (register for trials at
plyrfa.com/millwall-p16)
Venue: The Archbishop’s School, St Stephen's Hill, Canterbury CT2 7AP

Note to editors:
The Millwall FC-Archbishop’s School partnership will be formally launched Saturday 10th April at The Archbishop’s School during the trials. Photo opportunities are available.
Press Contact Details: admin@archbishops.kent.sch.uk
Millwall Football Club
in partnership with
The Archbishop’s School, Canterbury