SCL strike partnership with Sports College

SCL strike partnership with Sports College

New five-year partnership launched for Leeds United Sports College.

Leeds United Sports College have launched a new partnership with SCL, England’s largest independent provider of education through sport.

The two parties have signed a five-year deal making SCL the Official Education Partner for the Sports College, and there will be an initial offer of both sport and dance for youngsters between the ages of 16 to 18 as part of the partnership.

The relationship between both organisations will allow for outstanding educational opportunities along with player pathways for students who are interested in a career in sport.

As part of the long-term deal they will widen the vocational options available to young people from September 2020, giving more opportunities for youngsters to be a part of the Leeds United Sports College.

Angus Kinnear, CEO at Leeds United Football Club, said: “We are really pleased about the exciting progress being made within the Leeds United Sports College, with active hubs currently located in Leeds, Sheffield, Barnsley, Derbyshire and Alvechurch - and we are delighted to now welcome SCL as the Official Education Partner.

“We’re always keen to grow and develop new partnerships and SCL are clearly experts in the field of delivering education through sport, so this seems like a perfect fit and we look forward to seeing the relationship develop over the next five years."

Lewis Field, SCL Chief Executive, believes the new partnership with Leeds United is an exciting moment for the dynamic education provider, he added: “I’m delighted that we have partnered with Leeds United, a club that is steeped in history and tradition as well as being well-renowned for the incredible work that they do in the community.

“Leeds is a city united by top class sport and this partnership represents a significant development for SCL as we look to grow our positive impact on young people across the country.

“Within the last month we have announced a series of new partnerships, coupled with the extension of a number of existing ones and this is testament to the hard work of everyone connected with SCL.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the partnership grow and I’m proud that we have partnered with such an iconic football club.” 

Leeds United Sports College are also pleased to announce extended places at the Leeds based hub for Level 2 and Level 3 sports courses, available for September 2019. For more information, please contact