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Female Football Education Programme

New education programme starting in September

13 July 2022

A brand-new Female Football and Education Programme commencing in September 2022, will allow girls aged 16 to 18 to continue playing while undertaking further education with Sigma Sixth Colchester.

The students have the opportunity to combine education with football development across both the Philip Morant and £29m Northern Gateway sports park sites.

Training and studying daily, the curriculum includes bespoke strength and conditioning support, competitive matches in the EFL College Alliance and Analysis Sessions to aid development on the pitch. The programme will also act as a direct pathway for players into the Colchester United women’s team.

Students will study either the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport, equivalent to 3 A levels, or 3 A levels of their choice alongside the football development programme and representing Colchester United. Students will also have the option of subsidised sports meal plans and exclusive subsidised gym memberships.

Entry requirements - 4 GCSEs at level 4 or above for the BTEC pathway, 5 GCSEs at level 5 or above for the A level pathway.

To register your interest and attend an open evening event and meet the Colchester United FITC and Sigma Sixth Form staff please email

For more information on Sigma Sixth go to

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