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Futsal Scholarship Open Evening

7 April 2013

Cheltenham Town Football Club Futsal and Education Scholarship 2013/14 – Open Evening 11th April 2013

Cheltenham Town FC are looking for 34 players between the ages 16-18 to become part of the Futsal and Education Scholarship for September 2013. 

The Futsal and Education Programme, going into its third year, delivers a first class, full time education alongside professional Futsal coaching. 

The Scholars play competitive Futsal fixtures against other professional Football Clubs including Reading, Bristol, Swindon and Derby.

The programme aims to provide 16-18 year olds with pathways, multiple exit routes and opportunities to further education, and the world of employment, by bringing together some of the country’s leading sports and education organisations. The two cohort`s of Scholars have been hugely successful, excelling in education with the average grade at a merit level with many second year students start University courses in September. 

The Scholars will be enrolled on a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, worth up to 3 A-Levels and allowing access to university. All applicants must be attaining 4 GCSE grades at C or above, ideally including Maths and English. 

The 34 players will follow the same coaching patterns as the other Cheltenham Town FC Scholars, with a typical weekly schedule consisting of 2 training sessions, 10-12 hours of Education and a fortnightly fixture in the Futsal National Youth League. The programme is for any standard of footballer, no previous high standard of football is needed to be played.

Cheltenham Town FC’s central defender Steve Elliott is the ambassador for Cheltenham Town’s Futsal and Education Programme. Elliott, who has played for clubs such as Derby County and Bristol Rovers, will be lending his support to the Scholarship and believes that the programme will give young footballers another chance to impress.

"A lot of young footballers fly under the radar but the Futsal and Education scholarship will give those footballers another chance to impress and show people what they can do,” said Steve.

“I am proud to be the ambassador for this Scholarship programme because I know how tough it can be in this game. The scholarship is there to help young footballers of all standards on and off the field and I know it can be a major success here at Cheltenham Town FC.” 

There will be an open day on Thursday 11th April 2013 at the Abbey Business Stadium regarding the project, 6pm start. 

Anyone interested can come along to register interest or for more information please contact the community programme on 01242 518630 or e-mail community@ctfc.com. For more information on the game of Futsal, please visit www.futsalandeducation.org.

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