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New academy to nurture Frome’s footballing talent

Frome Town Football Club and Frome College are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new partnership with the creation of the Frome Town Football Academy.

This exciting new initiative will commence in the new academic year, September 2015, and will offer a maximum of 20 Post 16 students the chance to study a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport – equivalent to three A Levels.

Frome Town FC’s community development director, Gary Collinson, was thrilled with the partnership. He said, “This is great news for the club, the college, the town and, most importantly, the students themselves.

“The academy idea has been discussed for some time and after many constructive meetings we are delighted to be able to move forward with the launch of the Academy; the passion shown for the idea from the senior staff at the college has made things very easy.

“One of the key parts of our agreement is that the course will be based at the stadium, unlike the majority of similar schemes run by other non-league clubs. We believe it’s crucial to get the students out of their usual learning environment and into a football-oriented one – after all, it’s what the course is about.”

Frome College principal, Gavin Ball commented, “For some time now, students have been asking for a football-dedicated course, and with the enthusiasm shown by Frome Town Football Club we believe it’s a perfect match.

“We have been running a hugely successful BTEC Sport course for some time now and we are excited about combining our expertise with the football club’s to create an environment that will develop the players’ footballing skills whilst completing a recognised qualification. We are committed to seeing this partnership grow year-on-year to nurture a wealth of footballing talent within the region.”

Frome Town Football Club will be hosting an Open Evening for parents and students in the main function room at the club on Monday 23rd March at 7.00pm where there will be lots of information and the opportunity to talk to representatives of the college and the football club.

Details of the application process and the trial dates will be published in the press and on the club and college websites.

For more information log onto, email: or phone Gary Collinson on 07595 650414.