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Community Trust BTEC Group In Premier League Enterprise Challenge Final

27 April 2015

Winning Group To Be Determined Today

Blackpool FC Community Trust's BTEC group will represent the club in the final of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge today.

The final, which is being contested at the Westminster Conference Centre, will see Blackpool come up against six other Premier League and Football League group finalists to be crowned Premier League Enterprise Challenge Champions 2014/15.

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge has seen 26 Premier League and Football League Clubs take part this year, tasked with developing ideas which will increase family attendance on a matchday.

More than 3,000 13 to 17 year-olds have taken part in this year’s programme, which sees professional football clubs discuss their own business models and deliver enterprise-based educational workshops, aimed at inspiring participants and widening their skills set.

The participants from the BTEC Group now have the chance to present to a judging panel consisting of Football Analyst and former Premier League and England defender Graeme Le Saux, Comic Relief Ambassador Theo Paphitis, Premier League Planning & Projects Director Peta Bistany, and Gemma Peck, Deputy Director, Enterprise Strategy at Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Simon Morgan, Head of Community Development, said: "The Premier League Enterprise Challenge has produced some outstanding work from our clubs and their representatives since its inception in 2009. Each of the seven group finalists should be very proud of their achievements so far.

"I hope participating in this competition has given these individuals the opportunity to learn more about the way football clubs work and has helped them to grow both in knowledge and confidence.

"These young people are possible football club staff of the future and hopefully this Challenge can help provide pathways to those looking to enter the sports industry after education.”

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