EARLIER this year, Argyle Community Trust forged a partnership with King Edward VI Community College (KEVICC) in Totnes to deliver provide the successful Post-16 Football Education Programme. This week, KEVICC Scholars experienced their first induction session to prepare them for the new course, commencing September 2016.
The induction session focused on a variety of football skills, from technical work to conditioning and enabled the students to gain an insight into their course, which starts in a few months.
One of our new scholars said: “I am so pleased I was able to take part in the induction session earlier this week. It was a really valuable experience and I now feel more comfortable and excited about my course starting this September.”
KEVICC Scholars are being given the unique opportunity to earn, learn and play whilst working alongside and gaining an insight into a professional football club. The sports qualification will stand these 16-18-year-old students in good stead to progress into higher education or employment. The programme also enables talented and enthusiastic young people to improve their own football ability and continue playing at a high level.
Previous football scholars who participated in a similar programme have been able to progress into higher professional football and work overseas, whilst others have began working within the sport industry.
There are still a few spaces available on the Plymouth Argyle Football Education programmes. Young people can participate in regular Futsal and 11-a-side games during the football season against other teams throughout Devon and Cornwall. To get involved and find out more information, contact Ryan Yeoman on email@example.com or 01752 562561 ext 4.