Stanley Park launches new girls’ football academy in partnership with AFC Wimbledon – trials in April

London Borough of Sutton secondary school, Stanley Park High, is delighted to announce the launch of a new girls’ football academy in partnership with AFC Wimbledon.

The Post 16 Academy will open its doors in September 2019 and will offer a combination of full time, professional level coaching with a wide choice of academic and vocational subjects at all levels.

Stanley Park High has made a name for itself in female football with the school’s under 15s girls’ team winning the National Schools Cup in 2018 and reaching the quarter finals in 2017. .

David Growns, Chair of AFC Wimbledon Ladies said “AFC Wimbledon provides opportunities for over 300 women and girls to receive coaching and play competitive football every week. Our teams are successful, having won a multitude of cups and league championships over the years. Academic partnership is a natural progression along that successful path and we are delighted to be working with Stanley Park High.”

Mr Amit Amin, Headteacher, said: “Stanley Park High has a heritage of excellence in female football with our girls’ teams achieving great success at national level. With this in mind, we made the decision to launch a female academy and are delighted that AFC Wimbledon will be our professional partner. We are confident the combination of specialist football coaching with our academic and vocational qualifications will be a unique offer in the area.

Trial for students currently in year 11 will take on April 3rd at Stanley Park High from 5 pm.

For further information, please contact Rebecca Carter at Stanley Park High. [email protected]

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