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Football education programme student set for University

12 April 2016

Matty Kell will go on to study sports therapy at Edge Hill

Young student Matty Kell has been awarded a place at Edge Hill University following the successful completion of his Football Education Programme with Fleetwood Town.

Matty will begin studying sports therapy from September, and is a prime example of the fantastic work being done by the Club’s Community Trust.

The Football Education Programme is a level three academic programme that uses the sport of football as the hook to engage the learners.

Learners also have the opportunity to train in futsal for up to eight hours a week with the Community Trust’s coaches, under the direction of the Football League Trust.

Matty said: “I’ve really enjoyed the course over the past two years as we’ve gone into a lot of detail in the units we’ve been doing such as anatomy, physiology, nutrition and fitness.

“The course helps in getting you ready for the real thing, be that University or going straight into the workplace, and I can’t stress that enough.

“The working environment is very good and the training ground is unbelievable. To be able to learn and train in such surroundings is brilliant.

“The fact I’ve done well in my assignments over the past two years has meant I’ve managed to get a place at University which I’m delighted about.

“Edge Hill was my first choice and the fact it’s an unconditional offer is very pleasing too. I’m looking forward to starting in September.

“I would definitely advise any student to take this course up because the opportunities are endless. I chose this course the day I found out about it.

“It’s more enjoyable than sixth form in my opinion and is very unique in the fact that your education is based at a football club. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Course tutor Dave Walton shared Matty’s delight, and wishes him all the best as he is set to embark on his University studies later in the year.

He added: “It’s a massive reward for Matty to get an unconditional offer, but he definitely deserves it for all of the hard work he’s put in.

“If we can get other students who are as keen as Matty then this course is only going to be a success.”

The Community Trust are recruiting students to join the course which is based at the Club’s new training ground at Poolfoot Farm.

For more information please call Matt Hilton on 07794 941021

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