Velocity Football student Adam Brown thriving via educational academy’s development pathway

2021 has been a whirlwind of positivity for Velocity Football student Adam Brown.

The 18-year-old joined our programme at the start of the year to develop his football skills and gain a recognised qualification in the sports industry.

He has thrived in our programme – and on the pitch.

Adam starred in a recent Tactics League fixture when Velocity Football hosted Soccer Assist at Oxford City FC.

The winger started the match on the bench. But with Velocity trailing 0-1 at half-time Adam was given an opportunity. He grabbed it – scoring a hat-trick and helping Velocity Football turn the match around.

“It was my first hat-trick in a few years,” said Adam. “But I’ve never scored three goals coming off the bench before.

“I felt like I was part of the group before the game, but afterwards I had more confidence to be myself. Scoring three goals at Oxford City FC to win the game was something I’ll never forget.” 

Sport is Adam’s passion. Joining Velocity Football has helped him ignite his journey to a dream career.  

Upon completion of his Level 3 qualification in Supporting Physical Education and School Sport, Adam will be able to explore several careers pathways in the sports industry.

These include becoming an apprentice in sports coaching and gaining coaching qualifications through our sister company Ignite Sport UK or continuing with Velocity Football.

“I enjoy helping people and teaching others too, which is why I’d like to go down the coaching route when I’m older,” said Adam. “Any role in the football industry I would love – coaching, teaching it in schools, playing.

“Velocity Football has provided me with a clear pathway to where I want to go. I know if I play well in the Tactics League, then there is the chance I could play for the U19s and then U23s.

“I’ve been given a great chance here and the opportunities are limitless.”

Training and learning with Velocity Football means Adam has access to the programmes state-of-the-art training facilities at Oxford City Football Club.

The facility consists of two 3G floodlit artificial pitches, classrooms equipped with smartboard technology, a mini-gym, classrooms, changing rooms and social areas.

Adam revealed his new training, eating and education routine has helped him be a healthier person than ever before. And the support of Velocity Football’s qualified and experienced team of coaches has inspired him to work harder than ever.

He added: “We train most days and it’s great for my health and fitness. In the classroom, my tutors have been very kind, I have felt great support from everyone.

“Joining Velocity Football has provided me with an aim in life. I am part of the Oxford City setup now which I am extremely pleased about. It is my goal to perform and play to the best of my ability and see if it can lead to a playing career in football.

“My coaches and tutors are very supportive of this and I have a good connection with everyone. Jordan (Piper), Ross (Jenkins) and Josh (Ashby) salutes me every day too. It’s great.”

If Adam’s story has inspired you and you would like to learn more about the qualifications and workplace opportunities Velocity Football can facilitate, our friendly team can be contacted via courses@ignitesportuk.com or 0300 303 0890.

Alternatively, visit Sign up – Velocity Football to enquire about signing up to enrol with Velocity Football for the 2021-22 academic year. A list of qualifications and entry requirements can be viewed here.

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