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28 April 2015

A student from the Sheffield Wednesday Education programme has excelled in his first year of his BTEC sports course.

James Peech, aged 17, studies on the BTEC Level 3 Futsal course based at the ground and has achieved distinctions on all pieces of work during his first year and is on target to achieve a final profile of D*D*D* after the two year programme – the highest possible grade.

The course allows students to study towards the qualification whilst regularly playing and coaching Futsal to develop technical, tactical and physical ability. The students also play in a professional club in the Futsal League.

In association with the Football League Trust, the programme allows young people aged 16-18 to study at the football club’s education facilities and various sports venues across Sheffield.

To add to his academic excellence, James has broadened his CV by volunteering for charities and helping with local organisations.

As well as charity work James has gained qualifications in multi skills, handball, dodgeball, challenging behaviour, youth action, table tennis and badminton.

After completion of his course James is hoping to progress on to further education at University and to later pursue a career in sports coaching or physiotherapy.

Due to James’ outstanding achievement, he was nominated last term for the National Student of the Term award.

The Community Programme have limited places available for the BTEC Levels 1, 2, 3 and Futsal Elite course in September. For more information please contact

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