Regional Development Programme

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The Norwich City FC RDP Football and Education Programmes aim to provide talented footballers the opportunity to continue their football development alongside their education.

Based Thomas Deacon Academy, students will take part in daily training sessions and a competitive games programme. With dedicated college staff and our highly skilled coaches, students will receive unconditional support to ensure their progression on and off the pitch.


Students on our Programme will have the option to study their choice of A Level or Vocational pathways, with our aim being to provide students with an academic pathway to support their career aspirations.

App Science Ext

App Science





Computer Science Criminology

Drama Drama


English Language & Lit.

Food Technology

Further Maths


Health & Social Ext. Cert.


ICT with mobile app design





Product Design


Religion, Philosophy & Ethics Sociology Spanish

Sport BTEC Extended Cert.

Sport BTEC Extended Diploma

On the course male and female players will receive 6 hours of high-quality training per week, delivered by our UEFA B Licence coaches and also include goalkeeper-specific training. Sessions will focus on a specifically designed syllabus, to improve player’s technical and tactical understanding. There will also be an emphasis on physical sessions to improve player’s endurance, speed, agility and strength in order to help them prepare for adult football.

Male and female players will have the opportunity to compete in a weekly competitive games programme. Here they will have the opportunity to represent Norwich City FC in various league and cup competitions. The games programme will provide an opportunity to play competitive fixtures against other professional club development programmes, semi-professional scholarship sides and showcase fixtures with adult and academy teams. Our teams will be encouraged to play in an attacking similar to that played by Norwich City FC in the Premier League.

Trial Dates

26th of October 2021 10.30 am – 1 pm

20th of December 2021 10.30 am – 1pm

15th of February 2022 10.30 am – 1 pm

5th of April 2022 10.30 am – 1 pm

31st of May 2022 10.30 am – 1 pm