Tonbridge’s Hayesbrook teams up with Chelsea Foundation

From next month the school on Brook Street will be running the Chelsea Foundation Football Programme for what it calls ‘serious football players’, male and female, in the Sixth Form.

There will be up to nine hours of training per week with UEFA coaches, with sessions held every day and regular competitive matches.

The school will play in the Chelsea Under-19 Cup competition and be invited to train at Chelsea’s training ground at Cobham as well as visit the club’s Stamford Bridge stadium.

Daniel Hatley, Executive Principal at Hayesbrook, said: “We are looking for young people that are both passionate and talented.

“The programme has been developed to allow students to perform at their highest level in both their academic and football endeavours.

“This is a great opportunity for a student wanting to take the next step in their football career and at The Hayesbook School we offer a stimulating and aspirational learning environment to support their success.”

Formed in 2010, the Chelsea Foundation aims to use the ‘power of football and sport to motivate, educate and inspire communities’.

Steve Tapley, Assistant Development Manager at the Chelsea Foundation, said: “We’re thrilled to start our association with The Hayesbrook School and we hope it leads to a very positive collaboration, making the game football accessible to all. 

“The unique curriculum opportunity equips players to be the best they can be, both now and for their future. 

“I’m really excited about the programme and I’m looking forward to working with both students and staff.”

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