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Gateway College

Football Development Centre

Gateway College’s FDC opened in September 2012. It is designed to complement a student’s academic programme of study & enrich their time spent at the college.

Its core values are:

1. Physical Endeavour
At all times, to work hard & do your best

2. Physical Prowess
At all times, to think ‘possession’ & play with imagination, skill, speed & flair

3. Sportsmanship
At all times, to play within the laws of the game & treat teammates, opponents & match officials with respect
The centre has two strands, participation & performance. The participation group is aimed at anyone who has an avid interest in the game & is looking to have fun, improve their skills, fitness, health & well-being. The performance group is tailored for those students who have played for clubs in the Leicester & District League or higher & are keen to represent Gateway in inter-college competitions, enhance their skills, tactical understanding, fitness, health & well-being.

Students who enrol on the FDC course will benefit from access to:

  •  5 hours of training & match play (Performance strand)
  •  3 hours of training (Participation strand)
  •  A high quality 3G training pitch
  •  High quality practice equipment & playing kit
  •  A high quality playing pitch (new for 2014)
  •  Academic courses (choice of courses from levels 1 to 3)
  •  A Sports Leaders UK level one qualification in sports volunteering (Participation strand only)
  •  The LSFA Colleges’ League, LSFA Colleges’ League Cup, LSFA Senior Cup & BCS (East Midlands) 7-a-side tournament (Performance strand only)
  •  The Football Association’s ‘Football Futures’ volunteering scheme
  •  The Football Association’s Junior Football Leaders’ Award

If you would like to know more about the FDC, please feel free to email rhawkins@gateway.ac.uk.

FA 'Football Futures' Programme

Success

2012-13
LSFA Colleges’ League R/U
LSFA Colleges’ League Cup R/U

Individual

2012-13
Seen playing for Gateway in above cup final, Medosan Sivapalasuppiramaniam was invited to sign for Quorn FC

Fixtures for season 2013-14 announced
EventVenueDate
Trials 5-a-side pitch 11th September
Trials 5-a-side pitch 18th September
Trials 11-a-side pitch 25th September
LSFA COLLEGES’ LEAGUE Welbeck 2nd October
SENIOR CUP 1ST ROUND Countesthorpe 16th October
LSFA COLLEGES’ LEAGUE WQEI 30th October
LSFA COLLEGES’ LEAGUE Welbeck 6th November
BCS (EAST MIDLANDS) 7-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT Nottingham Central 13th November
LSFA COLLEGES’ LEAGUE Regent 20th November
LSFA COLLEGES’ LEAGUE Melton Vale 27th November
LSFA COLLEGES’ LEAGUE Leicester 11th December
LSFA COLLEGES’ LEAGUE WQEI 5th February
LSFA COLLEGES’ LEAGUE Regent 12th February
LSFA COLLEGES’ LEAGUE Melton Vale 26th February
LSFA COLLEGES’ LEAGUE Leicester 5th March
LSFA LEAGUE CUP Wreake Valley TBC
LSFA LEAGUE CUP Longslade TBC
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