Zak Dollimore


The SE Football Academy

Zak joined the Academy in 2015, from Beths Grammar School in Bexley. From the beginning, Zak displayed a commitment to both the football development and education sides of the programme and worked hard to develop himself in both areas. Through tutorials with his tutor, he identified that an aspiration of his, apart from becoming a professional footballer, was to go to university.
Zak and his tutor began to look at possible courses and entry requirements for universities Zak had decided may be suitable. Throughout the 2-year programme, Zak worked hard to improve his technical and physical ability on the pitch, but never took his eye off his target of studying at university.

During the 2nd year of the programme, Zak completed his UCAS application to study Sports Science at various universities in Kent and the South East. He received conditional offers from his 3 main choices. Needing to achieve a minimum final grade of DDM in his Level 3 Extended Sports Diploma, he worked tirelessly in the final months to make sure his work was up to standard. He finished with a triple distinction grade (DDD) and confirmed his first choice offer at Canterbury University in Kent, where he will study a BSc in Sports Science and Applied Psychology.
We wish Zak all the best with his future and look forward to hearing how he gets on with his Higher