Fancy being the next Phil Foden or Gareth Southgate?
April 8, 2022

Fancy being the next Phil Foden or Gareth Southgate?

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Coventry College is hoping to unearth the city’s next top football players, coaches and sporting professionals in partnership with Sky Blues in the Community.

Open trials are taking place at the Alan Higgs Centre that give young people the chance to play for the community arm of Coventry City FC while boosting their education.

Young aspiring footballers who will be leaving secondary school this summer have been invited to the open trials in preparation for a full-time football education programme in partnership with Sky Blues in the Community.

The open trials will take place at the Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry on Tuesday, April 12 from 10-12pm, with a fixture taking place at the same time the following day.

The Football Education programme provides an opportunity for school leavers to gain a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport while playing in the Community & Education Football Alliance League against well-established education sides from across the country.

The two-year course, while giving learners the chance to gain a qualification, includes two training sessions per week and a competitive fixture delivered by UEFA B qualified coaches and the opportunity for coaching sessions led by Coventry City Academy coaches, with visits to first team fixtures across the season and opportunities to develop coaching experience and qualifications while on the full-time programme.

Pete Glackin, Academies Manager at Coventry College, said: “We are delighted to once again be holding our open trials at our fantastic sports facilities at the Alan Higgs Centre, we have an excellent range of coaches with first class coaching and playing experience and look forward to an exciting two days.

“The two days experience will allow the players to experience the football element of the full-time programme.

“All they need to bring, besides their A-game, is their kit, boots, shin pads and a drink, and they could be playing with some fantastic players in the region, with a potential pathway into a career in sport and football.”

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