Warwickshire College Football BTEC
Sky Blues in the Community and Warwickshire College Group have announced this week a new partnership and football academy to be based at the group’s Moreton Morrell College from September.
The partnership between Sky Blues in the Community and Warwickshire College Group will see academy students study full-time for two years to gain a BTEC qualification (Levels 2 or 3) in Sport and Active Recreation whilst getting additional coaching and exposure to the world of professional football.
As part of the education programme, students will be given the opportunity to gain valuable sports industry experience with Sky Blues in the Community coaching at schools, holiday courses and other community-based activities across Coventry and Warwickshire. Students will also be given the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised Sports Coach UK Sports Leaders Award and an FA Level One coaching badge as part of the Academy.
On the footballing side players will benefit from a weekly coaching and fixtures programme overseen by former Coventry City and Wales midfielder and UEFA A Licence coach David Phillips. The Academy will represent Coventry City in the Midlands/North division of the Under 19 National Youth Development League. The league – which is affiliated to British Universities and Colleges Sport – is only open to professional football club college programmes, with 24 clubs including Birmingham City, Bournemouth, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley and Blackpool playing across the four divisions.
Away fixtures regularly take place at the professional club academy or first team training facilities, with home games being played at the Moreton Morrell College, which is benefiting from a significant investment and refurbishment programme of the sports facilities over the coming months.
Whilst the course is open to anyone, it does represent a fantastic opportunity for 16-19 year olds in Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth, Stratford and the surrounding areas.
To find out more, or to enroll on the programme, please visit the Warwickshire College website here