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Burnley FC Shadow Squad Trials

26 May 2015

The Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team delivered by Burnley FC in the Community in partnership with Nelson and Colne College is running open trials for current Year 11 leavers (Under 16 players)  – the first trial is set to take place this Wednesday afternoon.

•    Wednesday 27th May (4-6pm) at Gawthorpe Training Ground (Burnley FC 1st Team Training Ground)
•    Tuesday 9th June (4-6pm) at Nelson and Colne College
•    Saturday 13th June (1-3pm) at Nelson and Colne College

(The above dates will provide an opportunity for potential students to undertake a practical trial and for students/parents to discuss the course with staff.)

Sign up for a trial online by visiting - http://www.burnleyfccommunity.org/ncc/

The creation of the Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team Squad and a Burnley FC Coaching Academy will provide young males (currently in Year 11) with the opportunity to participate in either a playing or coaching strand while completing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Performance, Coaching and Fitness alongside their practical studies.

The two year course based at Nelson & Colne College will provide students with a natural route into higher education for courses such as foundation degrees and honours degrees in sport related disciplines, there are also opportunities to progress into employment in areas such as sports coaching, sports development, leisure management, coaching and instructing of specialist disciplines.

Students aiming to secure a place on this course will need to be current Year 11 students and will be required to gain 5 GCSEs Grade A* to C (including 3 from Maths, English, Science and PE) or a merit grade on a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport.

For more info contact Neil Hart, Head of Community on 01282 704716 or n.hart@burnleyfc.com

PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY HAVE 20 PLACES AVAILABLE ON THE BURNLEY FC SHADOW YOUTH TEAM SQUAD AND 20 PLACES ON THE COACHING ACADEMY SO BOOK YOUR TRIAL EARLY AS PLACES WILL BE IN HIGH DEMAND!


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