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Richmond upon Thames College

Why Richmond upon Thames College?


The educational partnership between AFC Wimbledon and Richmond upon Thames College holds immense promise and potential.

AFC Wimbledon, as a prominent football club with a strong community focus, will provide unique opportunities for students to gain practical experience in the world of sport.

This collaboration will also inspire and motivate students by offering access to educational enrichment opportunities including workshops, guest speakers and stadium visits.

Richmond upon Thames College, with its rich educational resources and expertise, are committed to nurturing a well-rounded, academically-inclined community.

Together, we have created a dynamic partnership where sports and education complement each other, enriching the learning experiences of students and enhancing AFC Wimbledon's community engagement efforts.

Richmond upon Thames College's Vision

Richmond upon Thames College is committed to transforming lives through a passion for learning.

From their campus in Twickenham, West London they deliver inclusive, inspirational and high-quality learning to all. They encourage curiosity, develop confidence and resilience, and prepare their students for a successful future.

Their values of Trust, Integrity and Excellence underpin everything they do.

AFC WIMBLEDON X RuTC Football Development Programme

The AFC Wimbledon X RuTC Football Development Programme is suitable for male and female players of all academic and football abilities who are passionate about furthering their experiences within the worlds of sport and business.

Access to the AFC Wimbledon Football Development programme is gained by enrollment on one of five courses, delivered by RuTC's exceptional staff.

In addition to your academic studies, the programme provides participants with opportunities to train twice a week with AFC Wimbledon UEFA qualified staff. High quality coaching provides students with the platform to develop the technical, tactical, physical and psychological abilities.

Based at RuTC, utilizing the brand new, state of the art facilities you will combine your studies with training and playing football on a weekly basis.

All training sessions and matches take place during college hours meaning that players of all abilities will be able to continue playing with their grassroots or semi-professional clubs whilst also accessing the football development programme.

Launching into a journey of skill development and career advancement, the AFC Wimbledon X RuTC Football Development Programme stands as a beacon for aspiring football enthusiasts. Enrichment activities, a cornerstone of this program, take place regularly at The Cherry Red Records Stadium, Plough Lane. These events provide students exclusive access to the rich range of skills and knowledge within the football club.

Beyond the pitch, AFC Wimbledon is deeply committed to elevating students’ employability skills. The programme opens doors to valuable work experiences, immersing students in community and academy projects, as well as AFC Wimbledon matchdays. This hands-on approach not only enriches delivery on the field but also strengthens students' CVs, offering a head start in their chosen career path.

As part of the development programme, students are not just spectators; they are active participants in their own success story. Through engaging enrichment activities and meaningful work experiences, they not only hone their football prowess but also cultivate a skill set that extends far beyond the pitch, laying a robust foundation for their future endeavours.

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