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Rising Ballers College Partnership

St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College has now launched a new partnership with Rising Ballers College that will see the sixth form offer the opportunity of a full time study programme to young football athletes who want to gain qualifications alongside developing their football skills.  

The partnership from St Charles will provide opportunities to aspiring young footballers to study A Levels, Vocational subjects or a combination of both, therefore opening the doors for a diverse career pathway, as well as building lifelong transferable skills.  

Rising Ballers College was founded by Chayenne Kamaran who's mission was to provide an opportunity for talented young athletes to continue to pursue both their academic and football aspirations. 

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What can students get out of joining Rising Ballers College? How do you see the partnership impacting the students you recruit?

Student-Athletes at Rising Ballers College will receive a comprehensive and personalised development programme, as well as a variety of opportunities and experiences that only Rising Ballers can provide (e.g. showcase games and/or trials at professional clubs, events with current and former premier league players/coaches, etc.). The partnership with St Charles allows us to give our student-athletes the very best in both football and education!

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What makes an excellent football player?

The psychological part is without doubt what separates a ‘good’ player from an ‘excellent player’. The ability to deal with setbacks, the commitment to do more than your rivals, the ability and willingness to learn and develop. These are some of the psychological traits that differentiate between the thousands of ‘good’ players around the country, and the really top players.

How do you shortlist potential football players for Rising Ballers College?

We assess talent through the lens of the 4-corner model: Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Psycho-Social. We look for players who excel in at least two of these corners, but we particularly value players who rank highly in the Psycho-Social corner.

What would you say to aspiring young footballers considering applying for Rising Ballers College and St Charles?

If you are committed to your development as a footballer, but also want a high level education, there is nowhere better to go than Rising Ballers College and St Charles!

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Thinking of applying for the programme? Simply:

  1. Visit risingballerscollege and complete an application form
  2. Attend the try outs and get provisionally accepted onto the RB College football programme
  3. Apply at St Charles College - click here






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