In partnership with


The Platform Way

Platform Sports Coaching in partnership with Glenthorne High School is offering a fantastic opportunity for players post  16 to join our football academy and gain a total football education alongside their academic studies. 

The Academy

The academy programme will be led by Nick Ford & Matt Dilger who are both UEFA B quaified coaches and offer a wealth of experience at different levels of the game. Having previously attended the school as a pupil Nick is "absolutely delighted to be able to offer this programme to the pupils of GHS which did not exist when I was a pupil here. The school has oustanding teaching and is the perfect establishment to host our elite academy programme"

The Programme

Players that join our academy will be exposed to an insight into a professional football environment with 6 hours of contact time across the week . The programme will offer high quality technical & tactical sessions,  indiviudal player programmes, 1 to 1 player reviews using clips, competitive calendar of fixtures in multiple competitions & provide a football education with potential exit routes. 

The Player

The academy is open to any players that are attending GHS sixth form and the programme comes at no additional cost. Each player that joins the academy will be asked to purchase the Nike academy training  kit.  Every player that joins the academy will be expected to portray our academy values which encourage commitment, positivity, professionalism & suporting others.  

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If you are interested in joining our academy please complete player enquiry form below and a member of staff will be in touch