WILTSHIRE FA AND DEVIZES SCHOOL COME TOGETHER TO OFFER A FULL TIME EDUCATION PROGRAMME COMBINED WITH FOOTBALL
Wiltshire FA is delighted to be launching an education programme in partnership with Devizes Secondary School and 6th Form.
Starting in September 2023 sixth form students will have the opportunity to combine football with their studies in a Football Education Programme with weekly training and fixtures in a competitive league, led by a UEFA-licensed coach.
David Ridley, Facility Manager at Wiltshire FA said, “This is a unique opportunity for young people to combine their passion for football with a full-time education and development programme. The students can benefit from an outstanding learning and teaching experience which will push them to continue their football journey and set them on the path to establishing a career within the sports industry.”
With over 5 hours of training per week, including analysis and tactic lead sessions, every player will get a unique pathway to help them develop their game alongside their education, with opportunities to train with local partnered teams at a higher level.
From September 2023, the Wiltshire FA and Devizes School Football Education Programme is recruiting a squad of male players, from years 12 and 13 (ages 16-18), who are enrolled at Devizes School, to be coached by a UEFA-qualified coach and to compete in fixtures weekly.
David continues, “We encourage young people, with experience playing football, to register on our website for the first set of trials on Friday 12th May at 8:00pm which are being hosted at Green Lane Playing Fields in Devizes.”
Find out more and register here