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Trip of a lifetime

21 January 2013

Two Sheffield Wednesday apprentices enjoyed the trip of a lifetime after being offered the opportunity to coach football in North America. 
Amy Garland, 19, and Terri Williamson, 20, were third year apprentices and had been working with the SWFC Community Programme for 12 months, when they were given the chance to coach in Mexico for 10 months.

The girls, who are part way through their time abroad, travelled back to South Yorkshire for Christmas and visited Hillsborough to tell everyone about their adventure.

Employed by a firm called Sport Concepts, the pair are based in Mexico City and take charge of PE lessons for children between four and 18-years-old at an English-speaking private school.

Amy is relishing the opportunity, she said: “We are making the most of our time in Mexico and exploring during school vacations travelling as far as Acapulco, Monterrey and Cancun.

“So far it’s been a really good experience, we have learnt so much as coaches but have also learnt more about ourselves, and this experience is something that will stay with us forever.”

Head of Community Marcus Brameld said: “It’s fantastic to hear that, after completing courses with the Community Programme, two of our apprentices have taken up such a fantastic opportunity to not only improve their coaching abilities but to see the world.

“I would like to wish both Amy and Terri all the best for the rest of their time in Mexico City.”

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