The Alternative Sport show: NFL Academy w/ George Reynolds

Andre Dixon and Daniel Faluyi speak to QB George Reynolds who will be playing for University of Ottawa next year in Canada. As a quarterback it’s very rare for a UK player to have been given a college scholarship for that position, Daniel and Andre speak to George about his exciting oppertunity!

The NFL Academy offers student athletes aged 16-19 the opportunity to combine their education with a life skills programme and an intensive training in the sport, under the guidance of full- time professional coaches.

Education is the main priority and, in partnership with Barnet and Southgate College in North London, the Academy aims to create pathways into further education, employment and potentially an opportunity to study and play NCAA college football in the United States.

Athletes have access to elite sports training facilities, kit and equipment, as well as an opportunity to learn from players and coaches from the NFL. The character development programme aims to provide students with the tools to be successful in whatever pathway they take following the NFL Academy.

This unique opportunity is open to students aged 16-19. Entry into the Academy is based upon a series of physical tryouts, along with a one-to-one interview and educational assessment. Successful students will be offered provisional places, dependent on meeting academic requirements.

For more information head to nflacademy.com or check out @NFLAcademy on Instagram or Twitter.