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Gresley FC Academy

The Gresley FC Football Academy is for 16-18 year olds looking to combine education with a career in football. Both the football and educational programmes are fully-funded and therefore there is no cost.


  • Compete in The Football Conference Youth Alliance
  • Professional coaching by UEFA "A" and "B" Licensed Coaches
  • Emphasis on progressing Academy players into the Reserve and First Team squad

The success of the Gresley football academy is recognised through its focus on individual players. Gresley FC dedicates a lot of time and attention to players on their course; this ensures they are given the best coaching experience and an educational programme that will provide them with a number of options for progression at the end of the course, including the opportunity of semi-professional football.


  • Achieve nationally-recognised qualifications:
    • Pathway A: BTEC Level 3 Sports Diploma or;
    • Pathway B: VRQ Level 2 Sports Diploma plus BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport or a VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Sport.
  • Sports coaching qualification
  • Maths & English GCSE or Functional Skills
  • Highly qualified & experienced tutor team
  • UK's no.1 sports education provider successfully graduating over 6,000 students
  • Ofsted Grade 2 - 'GOOD' provision

The football development programme and academic studies will be based on site at the home of Gresley FC; The Moat Ground, Moat Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9RE.

SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport

Matt Toulson - Academy Manager

Matt Toulson is a coach with over 8 years' experience in improving players performance and understanding of the game through all areas including; Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological and Social.

Matt is an FA Licensed coach and currently holds the FA level 2 in coaching, working towards the UEFA 'B' qualification, alongside the FA Youth Module 3 (Age specific coaching).

Developing players is the number one priority, as Matt coaches the Gresley under 16’s as well as overseeing new development groups of under 12's and 14's.

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League Position
  Team P GD Pts
12 Loughborough Dynamo 28 -11 31
13 Spalding United 25 -7 30
14 Lincoln United 24 -11 30
15 Newcastle Town 25 -12 26
16 Market Drayton Town 26 -22 26
17 Carlton Town 21 0 25
18 Kidsgrove Athletic 23 -11 25
19 Gresley 24 -16 24
20 Sheffield FC 24 -11 23
21 Peterborough Sports 26 -13 23
22 Romulus 27 -34 22

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Forthcoming Fixtures
Newcastle Town
Sat, 20th Jan 2018, 3.00pm (Home)
Bedworth United
Sat, 27th Jan 2018, 3.00pm (Away)
Spalding United
Sat, 3rd Feb 2018, 3.00pm (Home)
Carlton Town
Sat, 10th Feb 2018, 3.00pm (Away)
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