Students at Stoke-on-Trent college will now get the chance to play and learn at Stoke City FC thanks to a new partnership.
Now teenagers on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport will be able to take part in the new two year course, which will give them the chance to represent the Premier league club in fixtures throughout the year.
The sport modules will also include access to valuable work experience and help to enhance their CV and delivery skills.
Anyone over the age of 16 will be able to participate in the futsal education programme which begins in September.
Anthony Brannen, Head of Sport at Stoke-on-Trent College, said: “This new partnership will bring an added dimension to our students education in our sports faculty.
“Not only will students gain first-hand experience of Stoke City FC in a working capacity, but they will be able to represent their club throughout their education.
“The new course provides an ideal opportunity for students who are passionate about their home team, to learn with, train with and be educated whilst supporting their club.”
Earlier this year, Port Vale FC Foundation Trust signed up to a similar partnership with the College.
Trevor Humphries, Manager at the Institute of Sports Performance, said: “I am delighted we have developed the relationship the college already has with Stoke City FC Community Trust to deliver this new Futsal course.
“Students obviously have an allegiance to one of their local clubs and now they can have the privilege of studying and playing there.”
Students wishing to enrol on the course with Stoke City FC Community Trust should attend the Bet365 stadium on April 4 at 6pm.
For more information on the course email: firstname.lastname@example.org