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Academy Scholarship Packages - Bronze, Silver & Gold

The EDC Scholarship Programme is designed to develop individuals to ensure they reach their full potential, both on the field of play and in the classroom.

Bronze Package

Eligibility criteria: Available to all students that apply.

  • Discount on player kit, worth up to £350 (Means tested)
  • Free gym membership, worth £450
  • 8 to 12 hours a week of coaching led by ex-professionals and our highly qualified coaching staff
  • Free on-site physiotherapy
  • Free bus pass worth £800
  • Attendance bursary cash reward of £100 a year,rising to £360 (£10 a week) for students from households with an income of £25,000 or below.
  • Progression Coach to help you develop academically and to support you with course progress, careers advice and UCAS application

Silver Package

Eligibility criteria: Club player, with potential to develop higher.

In addition to the BRONZE package benefits you will also receive:

  • Extra strength and conditioning training with our fully-qualified staff
  • Pilates and exercise classes designed to improve fitness and flexibility
  • Sports nutrition and psychology workshops designed to help athletes reach their goals

Gold Package

Eligibility criteria: County standard or above.

In addition to the SILVER package benefits you will also receive:

  • Full training kit sponsorship for your specific sport
  • Opportunity to study towards relevant coaching or officiating awards
  • Fitness testing and performance analysis
  • Opportunities with professional or semi-professional sporting organisations via our great network of links and partnerships

Depending on performance, students have the opportunity to progress through the scholarship levels.

For further information please email: or call 0191 518 8222 or 0191 518 5565.

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