Brentford FC CST runs soccer schools throughout the school holidays. We have venues at St. James’s School, Chiswick and GOALS Soccer Centre in Osterley.
Our Soccer Schools are in partnership with +Sport Move and Learn, helping to encourage younger people across Ealing, Hounslow and Richmond Borough’s to not only get more active, but to learn more about living a balanced lifestyle.
Brentford FCCST Soccer Schools are open to boys & girls aged 5-12 years and we aim to deliver football sessions where the participants are able to improve their technical game whilst having fun. In addition, our participants have the opportunity to engage and develop key technical, social and personal skills.
The Social Inclusion team delivers a wide range of youth inclusion projects that enable young people to participate in a diverse collection of sport and educational activities within the most deprived wards in Ealing, Hounslow and Richmond.
We are constantly addressing and adapting to the needs of our young people, allowing them to participate in activities they have requested on their doorstep. We support them to forge their own training and career pathways through enterprising behaviour and informed lifestyle decision-making within the fields of sport, youth and community work.
Griffin Park Learning Zone (GPLZ) is an education centre situated in the heart of Brentford Football Club’s Griffin Park Stadium. During the week the Brentford FC Media Room is transformed into an ICT & learning suite offering stimulating activities which motivate and inspire learners.
Participants benefit from our unique learning environment and ethos and we draw on our professional resources, using the football stadium, coaching staff and the Brentford FC players to enhance our programmes.
Through all our programmes we reinforce positive attitudes to learning and promote behaviours and skills which provide a platform to achieve. All programmes are designed to complement the learning that takes place in school and our work is tailored to focus on the needs of particular individuals, groups or classes.
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s Football Development Centre (FDC) offers talented young players and those with potential, an opportunity to receive a high quality football education experience, enabling them to improve in a player-centred environment.
The programme is self-sustaining through participant fees and has been in operation for over 15 years.
Players ranging from age 5 up to 16 (school year’s 1 to 11) attend the weekly training sessions at our venues in Southall and Twickenham. Goalkeeper’s are catered for with specialist coaching staff taking sessions for them.
Independently run, our players are recruited by our coaching staff from across all aspects of the Trust’s delivery projects including local schools, Saturday clubs, social inclusion sessions and football development holiday programmes.
Twice yearly Open Trials (October and Easter) also offer players who are not normally involved with the Trust the chance to be assessed for the FDC. These are promoted via our website so please keep an eye out for them or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest.
Those selected are invited for an initial 6 week assessment period.
The FDC includes term-time training in the evening and a structured development match programme against other professional club’s Community Sports Trust’s such as Coventry City, Oxford United, MK Dons and Wycombe Wanderers. Matches take place during the holiday periods so do not cut across participants ‘grassroots football’ commitments.
It is a great opportunity to represent the club in matches.
FDC sessions are delivered at 2 development centres over 3 nights per week. In excess of 225 boys currently attend the programme, which runs from September to July.
The Female Football Development programme (FFD) is run by 56 clubs including Brentford FC Community Sports Trust through the Premier League Girls Football fund and aims to get women and girls playing the game.
By breaking down elite barriers, FFD is presenting opportunity for players of all abilities to join the female football revolution with the emphasis on fun, friends and fitness.
Many participants will be enjoying their first real kicks, whilst for others, the sessions present a perfect scenario to reignite a sporting passion, by easing back into playing pressure free. Innovative touches, such as incorporating music and allowing participants ownership of sessions are bringing the beautiful game to life, as FFD produces remarkable transitions, taking players from disengagement, to playing for a team within the space of weeks.
Brentford FC CST have engaged and retained over 1000 new women and girls over the 3 years of our FFD programme as we continue to promote the female game.
For more details about our Female Football Development programme, Girls Football Development Centre or Brentford Women’s FC then please find on the relevant information on our website or contact Jamie Tompkins at the Trust.
At Brentford FC Community Sports Trust we aim to provide everyone with additional support needs and disabilities with as many sporting opportunities as possible. We have many experienced and qualified coaches who are well equipped to support both children and adults.
Back in 2010, Brentford FCCST launched its Volunteering Programme. The Volunteer Programme offers participants the chance to work on projects and events that provides them with professional experience of working in a nationallyrecognised, award-winning Community Sports Trust.
Here are some of the projects that Volunteers could be involved with:
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has been providing water sport lessons (canoe and kayaking) and development training programmes to schools, youth and community groups since 2007.