Year 13 Students Depart as Academic Year comes to a close

Mansfield Town Football in the Community has today bid a fond farewell to year 13 students, following the completion of their BTEC Level Three in Sport qualification on the ‘Footsteps Education’ program.

Twelve students depart Football in the Community’s base at the One Call Stadium, having completed two years of academic study, whilst simultaneously representing FITC in the National Futsal League.

Education Officer Elizabeth Regan said “The final day always brings about mixed emotions, whilst I’m extremely proud to see the students complete the course and take the next step on their journey, there’s also a tinge of sadness as the group leave – they’ve been a pleasure to teach.

“Over the last two years I’ve watched them grow from teenagers into young, more mature, adults who I know will go onto really flourish regardless of the path they take. From a teaching perspective, it’s a phenomenal feeling to know that all of the students who applied for university or higher education have been accepted onto their first choice.

“Each student has an ambition and drive to succeed which is a pleasure to teach, I know that our current year 12s who now move up to year 13, have the same attitude and I expect the same from our new recruits or those wishing to join us.”

Futsal Development Coach Mark Lynk added “From a coaching perspective I’m really grateful that the students have taken on board the ideas we’ve implemented – they leave here having enjoyed some really good experiences and they’ve been a pleasure to coach and work with.”

Football in the Community’s ‘Footsteps Education’ Program is now accepting applicants for the new academic year, where once again students will study towards a BTEC Level Three Diploma in Sport, with pathways leading to a number of careers including Sports Coach, Personal Trainer, Sports Science Analyst and more.

In order to apply, prospective students must have a minimum of four GCSE’S at Grade 9 to 4, or have studied on a BTEC Level Two in Sport or equivalent. Football in the Community will be accepting students who have just completed Year 11 and are leaving Secondary School – along with pupils currently at sixth form or college looking to change course.

Anyone wanting further information should contact Elizabeth Regan on 01623 656 920 or email – Mansfield Town Football in the Community is NOT a Football Academy and operates independently from Mansfield Town Football Club, and accepts students based on Education grading rather than footballing ability and/or experience.

Departing Students

Mansfield Town Football in the Community would like to wish the following students the very best of luck for the future, having completed the BTEC Level Three Diploma in Sport;

Kody Bradley
Lewis Bartram
Joshua Jackson
Jake Jamieson
Thomas Usher
Karley Hough
Kayley Hough
Jamie Squires
Declan Leak
Jay Allsop
Nathan Green
Gabrielle Richardson