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Sixth Formers Aspire To Future In Football

Sports students enjoyed a taste of life working at a leading football club as they focused on their future plans.

A Day In The Life Of A Football Club was organised by Aspire to HE as part of a programme of events to encourage youngsters to be more ambitious for themselves to secure a successful and interesting career.

More than a dozen Central Sixth students attended the day at Walsall FC, which was delivered in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton’s Institute of Human Sciences and the football club. Pupils had the chance to spend a day at the stadium, meet professionals and to find out more about what it is like to work in sport and football.

Aspire to HE is part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme and works with young people across the Black Country and Telford and Wrekin to ensure they are in the position to make an informed and ambitious decision about higher education and their future.

It aims to help students secure a place on their route of choice and have the skills and mind-sets which will help them to succeed – and  sustain – their place on that pathway.

Miss Harris, lead teacher for Aspire to HE at Moseley Park, said: “Our students had a fantastic day at Walsall FC learning about all of the different career opportunities available to them in sport and in particular in professional football. We’ve been working with Aspire to HE for the last eighteen months or so and it’s given youngsters from Years 9 to 13 so many fantastic opportunities ranging from sport to science, engineering and individual mentoring.”