Doncaster Rovers and Doncaster College - A partnership that continues to produce outstanding results.Since the LFE (League Football Education) was established in 2004 by the English Football League and The Professional Footballers Association Doncaster College has been the sole provider of education for the Doncaster Rovers scholars.
Football Apprentices associated with all the Football League clubs in England and Wales complete an Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence. This comprises of work based learning, a technical certificate and work based experience. For two years scholars, apart from spending time training to become successful professional footballers, spend one and a half days per week at The Hub studying to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance together with a BTEC Subsidiary/Extended Diploma.
What is learnt at Doncaster College helps the scholars to understand what is required to be successful as footballers. Combined with this the practical activities carried out in their training programme at Doncaster Rovers gives to them the understanding of the technical, tactical, physiological and psychological needs of the modern day footballer.
It is with great pride that we can announce that the results this year in terms of added value are comparable nationally to any other English Football League Club. We congratulate the boys on their success. It is with great credit to both the scholars and Doncaster College that their endeavours have been rewarded by the outstanding results achieved.
In season 2016-17 we will have as last year 17 Scholars studying at Doncaster College under the guidance of Stewart Sanderson their tutor and the LFE Regional Officer Paul Bartlett. I am sure that because of the high standards demanded by Stewart and the excellent support system provided around the scholars by Doncaster College, Paul Stancliffe the Head of Youth and the staff at Doncaster Rovers together with the LFE that these standards even though very high will be maintained or even improved on in 2017.
Tony Morton (Head of Education DRFC)