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GPS Reading Education & Football Academy

GPS Reading Academy

Venue: Rivers Ibis Health Club, Scours Lane, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 6AY


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Contact Number: 07834774100

The GPS Reading Academy will provide talented players with a pathway into higher levels of football, education and coaching.


The Academy is based at Rivers Health Club which is ideally placed in Tilehurst (Reading) with excellent road and rail links. The players will be coached on one of the 3 excellent grass pitches and receive discounted access to the Gym and Health Suite.


  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence)
  • Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Sport

Additional Qualifications available

  • GCSE English, if required
  • GCSE Maths, if required
  • Functional Skills English Level 1 and 2, if required
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1 and 2, if required
  • FA Level 1 Coaching Badge

Entry requirements

Candidates will need 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above in order to access the Level 3 course. 

Players will study the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport at Level 3 (A-Level equivalence), gain FA Coaching Qualifications, as well as GCSE in Maths and English for those who didn't achieve a C grade. Successful completion of the course will provide players with routes into Higher Education at Universities, employment opportunities in the Sports & Leisure industry, coaching placements and playing scholarships in America.

Players will receive coaching 4 times per week in addition to playing fixtures in the Tactic League. They will also have weekly conditioning sessions with our qualified strength and conditioning coaches. The Academy is managed by Ashley Baynham who is a UEFA B Licensed coach that has previously worked for Fulham FC.


Aged 16-18? School leaver interested in sport? Talented footballer?

We still have spaces at our academy for 2019. Please contact us if you are interested.