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Young football scholars wanted for Elite programme

5 January 2016

The Sheffield Wednesday Education Programme are on the lookout for aspiring footballers to join their elite football scholarship based at the club.

The BTEC Level 3 diploma runs in partnership with Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield FC and offers talented young football players, aged 16-18, the opportunity to study whilst actively participating in an elite development programme.

The course gives youngsters the opportunity to ultimately progress to a professional playing contract and is a fantastic option for those students who want to gain a theoretical sports qualification as well as practical.

Sky Sports TV presenter David Garrido and ambassador for the Education and Community Programme encourages anyone who wants to develop their football career, progress to professional play or coaching to apply to the course.  David visited the young players last season and shared his media expertise with the youngsters.

Last month, current student Frank Koromo at the age of 16 successfully made it through to the National College team and will represent the country at college football level. Frank is already in talks with several professional football clubs about a contract – a great start for the young scholar.

Spencer Taylor, CSR Manager at Sheffield Wednesday, said: “Frank is an excellent example of the opportunities and foundations this course can offer talented young players. The qualification is a great grounding for any young sports professional which gives them a chance to gain a professional contract or to progress on to higher education or employment. We’re looking forward to meeting our next cohort in September!”

The Education Programme’s BTEC course gives youngsters the opportunity to ultimately progress to a professional playing contract. The course is facilitated through a new partnership between the Community Programme, Sheffield FC and Rotherham College.

The Education Programme is now recruiting for the 2016/17 academic year for more information contact 

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