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Want To Play For Our Elite Development Squad?

23 July 2018

Have you just finished school and are still undecided about what to do next?

Play football for Rochdale’s Elite Development Squad (EDS) alongside studying for a college diploma!

The EDS compete in two of the highest college leagues in the country – the National League U19 Alliance and the English Colleges Football Association Category 1 Group.

The course offers a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport & Football, which is open to current Year 11s who are leaving school.

The course offers pathways into a career in sport, including roles in Sports Science, Sports Physio, Sports Analysis and much more.

You will train three days a week and play fixtures twice a week, being coached by UEFA qualified coaches, and elite academy coaches.

Want to find out more about the course? Email

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