Velocity Football confirms Information Evening date for December

An information evening organised jointly by Velocity Football and partners Ignite Sport will take place next month to help individuals passionate about pursuing a career in sport.

Taking place on Wednesday, December 8 (6.30pm), at the Velocity Stadium in Marston, Oxford, the evening will provide visitors a practical insight into the higher education courses and apprenticeship programmes both organisations provide.

Current students and members of staff will be available to provide a first-hand insight into their experiences of the Velocity programme and explain how it helps individuals reach their full potential with the support of an experienced and qualified team of coaches.

Justin Merritt, Director of Velocity Football, said former Velocity students now working full-time in sport all started their educational pathway via an information evening.

He added: “Information evenings really help prospective students on the Velocity programme establish a clear understanding of how we can support their development on and off the pitch.

“We are a football-based educational academy, but the lessons learnt outside of training sessions and matches help students develop skills and knowledge which can be applied professionally once they graduate.

“We also specialise in the provision of sports and teaching-based qualifications via Ignite, delivering apprenticeships from Level 2 intermediate up to Level 5 higher. This means we can offer an apprenticeship to suit all levels of development – including new and existing employees.

“I would encourage everyone considering to sign-up to do so now via our digital form and we look forward to seeing everyone on the evening.”

Velocity Football is Oxford City Football Club’s official educational academy. It works with male and female students of all playing abilities, aged 16 to 23, who have ambitions to fulfil a career in sport.

The academy combines full-time training and competitive matches with sport business and academia to facilitate a pathway to careers including sports coaching, physiotherapy, analysis, media and nutrition.

Ignite Sport is a registered training provider for sport and education qualifications, working in further education, apprenticeships and adult education. It trains apprentices in schools across the UK to support the provision of sport nationally via a blended learning approach.

If you are interested in learning more about Velocity Football and its proven development pathway, why not sign up to our information evening by visiting 16+ Open Evening – 16+ Open Evening | Ignite Sport UK Ltd (

Alternatively, you can email [email protected]. Additional information evenings on Wednesday evenings in 2022 are due to take place on February 9, March 30 and May 18.

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