Football Development Programme

Working in association with the Chelsea FC Foundation, we bring you a comprehensive and powerful football training programme designed to develop you physically, technically and psychologically.

What can I expect?

You will work with UEFA A and B licensed coaches, using the FA's Four Corner Model of Learning, and will take part in around six hours of football-related activities per week. 

The Four Corners cover practical and theoretical learning across a wide range of topics such as: strength and conditioning; nutrition and hydration; sports injury/physiotherapy. Those selected to be in the Chelsea FC Foundation Truro squad will usually be of county standard or higher, and compete in the National U19 Football Youth Development League. The team plays against AFC Bournemouth, Chelsea FC Foundation (Dartmoor), Cheltenham Town, Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle and Swindon Town.

You'll play in official Chelsea kit and will also take part in Chelsea FC Foundation's annual Competitions Day where all of their college academies are invited to compete. 

Both students and coaches involved in the programme benefit from world-class training at Chelsea FC's Training Centre throughout the year. Students not selected for the Chelsea squad will be in the AoC Sport or Cornwall League depending on standard.

Playing football with my friends and peers day in day out, every week gives me the drive and desire to want to play at the highest level that I possibly can.

JORDAN, SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA ALUMNI AND FORMER FOOTBALL ACADEMY 1ST TEAM CAPTAIN

At Penwith, all students will have the opportunity to compete for places in any of the teams that play weekly, although players in the First Team squad will normally be of county standard or higher. There will also be the opportunity to play recreational football through the Team19 initiative and a weekly six a side tournament.

The College enters teams in all major ESFA and Association of Colleges Sport leagues, cups and tournaments, as well as the Cornwall Schools Leagues and Cups, and friendlies. There are normally more than 15 games per season, depending on the level of team and success in the cups.

Footballers aiming for the top of the game will work with top UEFA A and B licensed coaches and use some of the best facilities in the region. Players will also be given the chance to develop leadership, coaching and officiating skills through additional qualifications and experience in local schools.

There may be the opportunity to participate in a variety of trips and tours, with a focus on playing and developing skills. Past tours have included the Sanix World Championship Tournament in Japan, Valencia CF in Spain as well as a range of English venues. In 2015 and 2016, the team was invited to play in the Dallas Cup, USA.

Team Honours

Truro

2010 – Cornwall Schools and Colleges League Semi Finalists
2010 – County Cup Semi Finalists
2011 – County Cup Finalists
2012 – County Cup Winners
2012 – BCS South West Division 2 Champions
2017 - National Football Youth League (U19 - South West Division)

Player Honours

Harry Evans Final BCS England trial – 2013.
Joe Stone and Harry Evans SW Colleges team – 2013.

Penwith

2015/16 – Cornwall Schools FA U18 League Cup Winners

Player Honours

Callum George – Cornwall U18s, 2012/13
Harry Corin – Cornwall U18s, 2012/13
Finn Scott – Cornwall U18s, 2013/14
Dom Angove – Cornwall U18s, 2015/16

Alumni

Callum George – Cornwall U18s, 2012/13
Harry Corin – Cornwall U18s, 2012/13
Finn Scott – Cornwall U18s, 2013/14
Dom Angove – Cornwall U18s, 2015/16