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1 August 2016

AITC BTEC courses have spaces for September

Albion in the Community (AITC) is offering teenagers the chance to improve their football skills while studying for a BTEC qualification.

AITC is recruiting for a number of courses due to get underway in September 2016 and wants to hear from any interested 16-18-year-olds.

As well as studying towards either a Level 2 Certificate in Sport or a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) successful applicants have the chance to play for the charity’s 11-a-side or futsal teams.


Futsal is five-a-side version of football which showcases close ball control and skills. AITC’s squad compete in the English Football League Trust’s National Futsal League alongside the likes of Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

Lessons take place at the Amex Stadium and scholars typically receive up to eight hours of futsal training each week alongside their academic study.

The charity’s 11-a-side team works along similar lines, with games against the likes of Chelsea, Portsmouth, Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Watford in the National (U19) Football Youth Development League.

Both squads benefit from expert coaching from former Albion stars Guy Butters and Danny Cullip, and previous participants on AITC's BTEC courses have gone on to study at university, receive football scholarships abroad and be given trials at a host of professional football clubs.

Sarah McAdam, AITC’s BTEC programme manager, said, “Our BTEC courses are a brilliant way to combine football and academic study and can be a fantastic springboard to a future career in sport.

“They are open to anyone aged between 16 and 18 – male or female – and we have a number of places still available for our courses starting this September.” more information on AITC’s courses e-mail: 

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