19 Jun 2019 Club News
BEACONSFIELD TOWN LAUNCH ACADEMY
The Rams are to launch an Academy from this summer which will be overseen by Gary Meakin and Richard Beck. Full details can be found at the Academy website (beaconsfieldtownacademy.co.uk) and in the below article.
“Football is now a massive UK industry employing thousands with roles from players to administrators, physios to analyst’s and more. At the Beaconsfield Town Academy we aim to provide a pathway for young people to recognise their dream of working within the football industry.
Every young footballer wants to be a star, some will be, whilst others will forge careers in the game in other roles and at many different levels. Our aim is to help all of our students reach their potential both on the pitch and academically so that their dream of a working life in football becomes a reality.”
Richard Beck – Academy General Manager
- Give students a route into the sports industry or to university
- Education is as important as football
- For students who want a career in the football industry – not just as a player
- Development of students both on and off the pitch
- Personal Player Development Plans for each player
- Actively seek work experience for areas we can’t cover in house
- Minimal fees to make the program inclusive
Education at Beaconsfield Town Academy
- 2 Year initial Course
- BTEC Level 3 in Sport – 240 UCAS points for university applications
- Leading UK education provider – VLUK – run same course at Crystal Palace, Northampton Town and many more.
- FA Level 1 Coaching Badge (Level 2 optional)
- Routes through to University
- University course offered at the academy from 2021/22 Season
- Work Experience within Beaconsfield Town FC in different positions such as coaching and match day roles.
- Multiple career paths into Football
Football at Beaconsfield Town Academy
- Aim is to develop players into the best player they can be.
- Training 4 times/week – plus 1 match day.
- Personal development plan for each player
- Follow the latest England DNA for player development – Not just technical and physical attributes but also social and psychological
- Compete against Academy Teams in TACTIC League
- First Team Opportunities
- Professional Trials for those with special talent
- Allied Counties/U23 Team in 2020/21 Season
- Richard Beck – Academy General Manager and Assistant Coach
- Current player/coach for YouTube and Non-League team Hashtag United
- Started playing football at Beaconsfield Town FC at the age of 6
- Currently studying FA Level 2 and Goalkeeping Level 1 – Completion June 2019
- Gary Meakin – Academy Head Coach
- Current Beaconsfield Town FC 1st team manager
- UEFA A license Coach
- Worked at The David Beckham academy
- 20+ Years’ experience as a coach/manager
- As a player – QPR at a young age, Wycombe Wonderers Scholar and multiple years’ experience in Non-League football
For more information or any questions please contact Richard:
Richard Beck – firstname.lastname@example.org – 07921 082 740