Hawks Academy

Havant and Waterlooville FC are pleased to offer two Higher Education academy programmes for boys aged 16-19. 

Pro:Direct Academy

We are pleased to partner with Pro:Direct Soccer to bring the PDA Hampshire programme in house at Westleigh Park.

Run by experienced educational leader Tony Stares, and coached by Hawks captain Joe Oastler, you can work, train, play on the same pitch as the Hawks First Team. 

The team take part in the illustrious FA Youth Cup as well as the Tactics League, which play their games on Wednesday afternoons, all home games played at Westleigh Park. 

Make a career in sport and study on our one or two year full-time football development and education programme. 

Study for a NCFE level 2 & 3 Sports Development and Coaching qualification. 

To register and for further details contact Tony Stares on [email protected] or visit prodirectacademy.com/contact

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Havant and South Downs College:

We also have an Academy programme at South Downs College in Purbrook, a BTEC level 3 extended diploma. 

The qualification’s primary focus is to help students progress to employment as a coach or Professional Player. Students will develop the ability to work independently and have the skills and expertise to coach a number of sports for both children and adults.

The course is equivalent to three A Levels and it also attracts UCAS Tariff Points and is recognised by universities as meeting the entry requirements for courses such as, BA (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Development and BA (Hons) in Sports Management.

Working with the Hawks, this enables enables the course’s first team to play in the Conference Youth Alliance and enter the FA Youth Cup and Hampshire Floodlit Cup, whilst other teams play in the Hampshire College’s leagues and cup competitions. 

The Academy is based onsite and have a state of the art 4G which can be used for both training and matches on a daily basis. The course would suit those with a high interest in football and are thinking about going into coaching or teaching. Due to the scientific/fitness nature of the course, there would also be opportunities to progress into sports rehabilitation and personal training.

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