Academy Director: Michael O'Shea
Phone: 07762 636015


Barking FC and Sydney Russell school have come together and joined forces to create a top of the league A level and BTEC education football scholarship programme for 16 to 18 year olds and commencing in September 2018.

Barking FC Chairman Rob O’Brien, Sydney Russell Principle Janis Davies and Head of Sixth form Sofie Dryden (pictured above) are all delighted. “We’ve had a few meetings but quickly established that both parties wanted to develop a ‘Top of the league’ education and sporting scholarship programme”.

The Programme will deliver most of the sought after ‘A’ level subjects and combine these with UEFA coaching sessions and National League matches.

A BTEC Extended diploma in Sporting subjects are also available and will be 3 x A level equivalent.

Contact either our Academy Director Michael O'Shea or the Sydney Russell School for further details.


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