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Study And Star On Soccer AM

Posted: Mon 09 Sep 2013
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Love football & considering a college course?

Here’s a chance to turn your GCSEs into goals and gain a BTEC while playing futsal for Blackpool in The Football League Trust Futsal League.

The Football League Trust Education & Futsal programme (FLT Futsal) is set to feature on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM throughout the season, as they go behind the scenes with the students, and present highlights from a new 2013-14 cup competition, which kicks-off on 25 September.

Rob Wakeling, Soccer AM’s Executive Producer said: “The Skills and tricks involved in Futsal are a perfect fit for Soccer AM.  The tournament is set to be an exciting addition to the show this season.”

The 2 year scholarship offers 16-18 year-olds the chance to find passes on and off the pitch at Football League clubs across the country, as they learn, train, play & work:

LEARN: Study towards a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (worth up to 3 A-Levels)

TRAIN: Regular Futsal coaching to develop technical, tactical & physical ability

PLAY: Represent Blackpool in The Football League Trust Futsal League

WORK: Open the door to University courses and careers in the Sports Industry

If you have four A-C GCSEs including English and Maths or a BTEC Level 2, then you are eligible for this pioneering educational experience. Those who just missed out on the grades will still be considered. If you have already enrolled on a college course, it’s not too late to switch to FLT Futsal either. 

FLT Futsal Manager, John Relish said: “It’s an exciting educational programme, with a real energy. If you’ve a passion for football and a desire to progress to university or work in sport, but don’t think a regular college course is for you, then FLT Futsal is the perfect solution. The online platform offers paperless learning at the club, allowing students to escape the mundane classroom. 

If you love playing football, then you’ll love playing futsal. It’s not every day you get to represent a pro-club, and what’s more you might grab a goal on TV this season.” 

You can see an example of the programme in action at Exeter City by clicking here.

You can apply now by clicking here.