St Josephs Catholic Academy
145 Football Scholars in our Programme
St Joseph's Catholic Academy
St Joseph’s Catholic Academy was a groundbreaking moment for Improtech Soccer. In partnership with St Bede’s Catholic School and Byron 6th Form in Peterlee, it was the first all-girls Improtech Soccer Elite Academy.
Together, the two schools form one of our ‘super Academies’ where we run three squads simultaneously: a boy’s section, a girl’s section and a development section.
145 Football Scholars In Our Programme
Since launching in 2019, the Improtech Soccer Academy at St Joseph’s has been a huge success. There are a combined total of 145 male and female football scholars involved in the programme.
Football In Education Makes Educated Footballers
Upon the launch in 2019, Peter Mitchell, head of St Joseph’s said: “This will be a great opportunity for talented young female players in South Tyneside.
“It finally starts giving them a way to develop their footballing excellence within school hours and the school system.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer girls the same service as we are providing for the boys, with some of the most highly-qualified football coaches giving them the same sort of training you would see at professional football clubs.”
“We want to recruit the very best young players across South Tyneside and beyond – male and female – and ensure that their football talent is nurtured at the same time they receive a first-rate education.”
Girls Football Academy Featured On BBC Breakfast 2019
The launch of the Girl’s Football Academy in 2019 drew huge interest, as it was the first of its kind in the country. The launch was featured in a range of national and regional media, including BBC Breakfast and Sky Sports News.
- 0 Bespoke Training Session
- 0 Scholars
- 0 Professional Scholars
- 0 UEFA A License Coaches
- 0 UEFA B License Coaches
- 0 Elite School Academies for Boys
- 0 Elite School Academies for Girls
- 0 UEFA Pro License Coach
A Super Academy Delivering Results
St Joseph’s is a ‘Super Academy’ in partnership with St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive. It is delivering visible results, with 145 male and female football scholars part of the programme.