The elite tier of our player pathway

The Male Elite Football and Education programme is an exciting tier in Norwich City CSF’s player pathway.

Delivered in partnership with the club & Easton & Otley College, the innovative programme and is designed to support talented young footballers.

The programme is for 16 to 18-year-olds, and combines 11-a-side football development with a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science at Easton & Otley College.

The education provision forms the core of the programme, while former Norwich City captain Adam Drury heads up the football element.

Entry Requirements:

Five GCSE A*-C grades, including Maths & English, while demonstrating the appropriate football abilities.

How to apply:

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Study a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalant to 3 A-Levels) at the Easton Campus over a two-year period.

Students cover units such as Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Coaching and Sports Psychology.

  • Six hours of coaching per week, led by Norwich City FC legend Adam Drury
  • Training venues at Norwich City FC’s Colney Training Centre, Easton College & Carrow Park
  • Represent Norwich City Canaries against Premier League and EFL football clubs in the National Football Youth League, including:
    Chelsea, Southampton, Portsmouth, Watford, Crystal Palace & Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Home games will be played at Colney Training Centre, ensuring scholars have the opportunity to play in a best-in-class environment.
  • Access to unique Norwich City FC experiences
  • Norwich City CSF / sport based work experience
  • Opportunities for career progression with CSF
  • Additional support with the Personal Development Programme

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"The programme is designed to mirror the professional environment wherever possible. The high standards and level of training intensity reflects this."

Adam Drury

Shadow Squad Manager