The Football Academy at Stoke City is extremely proud of its involvement with Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy.
From the outset we were very impressed with the vision, flexibility and ambition shown from the school. This relationship has helped us foster and develop some of our gifted and talented players and will hopefully give them an advantage.
Specifically linking in with OSSMA allows Stoke City’s Academy players to have a more flexible timetable allowing them to train on an increased basis and at times that are more conducive to optimal performance. Any Stoke City Academy registered player who is a pupil at our academy will have a specific academic timetable ensuring that their lessons are placed at times that does not interfere with their football commitments, they will fulfil the entire complement of GCSE subjects and will not be hindered academically by the increased football contact time that they are receiving.
We firmly believe that there are no boundaries to what can be achieved, both academically and from a football perspective as we hope to have a line of players coming through the system, gaining the most from the structured environment that has been created by Stoke City’s Academy working in conjunction with OSSMA.