Balham FC/ Balham Blazers football club have been named Sports Club of the Year for the third time at the 2016 Active Wandsworth Sports Awards.
SFX have partnered with Balham FC for our Football Academy with BTEC level 3 Sport & Exercise Science course. Students represent the club as part of the course, attending off-site training sessions. Players who have come through their academy system make up 75% of the Balham FC first team.
As well as attending football training three times a week to support their football development, students complete a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science. This includes units such as Sport & Exercise Psychology, Field & Laboratory based Fitness testing, Coaching for Performance and Fitness & Nutrition for Sport & Exercise.
The course also involves working with Prozone- the market leaders in performance analysis- analysing how players and teams play using four main areas: national analysis, GPS tracking, team analysis and player analysis. This results in a recognised Performance Analysis qualification. The Prozone component of the course is the first of its kind for college level students in the world.
Applications are still open for Football Academy starting September 2017 and football trials are coming up in April!