DRAPER NORTON FOOTBALL
DNF The Academy
The BTEC based education programme is delivered by our Partners SCL, an approved BTEC Centre.
Draper Norton Football will deliver the football training.
Team DNF football is a junior football club established in 2008. The club currently has eleven teams playing at U7 to U13 ages at various levels in the 2015/16 Nottinghamshire FA Young Elizabethan League.
The club was formed to give 16-18 year olds the opportunity to gain experience playing football from a professional point of view. The youth team progressed to the Midland Amateur Alliance premier league, where they finished 4th two years running.
The team had players who advanced to local professional clubs and scholarships in America. DNF are proud of their involvement in the players development.
Also many of the players have coached or still coach the youngsters at our DNF football camps. Several players have also followed the path into teaching at schools after gaining valuable skills of communication, structure and organisation whilst with DNF.
In 2011, DNF introduced an under 8 team which was well supported by parents who shared the DNF philosophy. Since then we proudly have 11 teams aging from under 7’s to under 13’s, all playing in the red colours of DNF.
The club aims to give children the opportunity to play football, to gain confidence in their surroundings and their ability with coaching and parental praise and support, something which DNF is very proud of and something we wish to keep well and truly established in the future. In the first season in the YEL league the U9 team (now U12) demonstrated the values of sportsmanship and fair play when they where awarded the U9 Sunday League "Sportsmanship Above All" award.
We play games on a Sunday morning with both home and away and a full fixture list can be obtained by visiting the “Young Elizabethan League” web site -http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?leagueid=5628447.
DNF Coaching provides fun based football training sessions on Saturday mornings from 09:30 to 11:30. All Team DNF players are participants in DNF Coaching sessions many from the age of three.
Draper Norton Football