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Community - Futsal Education Scholarships

22 March 2016

Community and Educational Trust offering unique opportunity

Southend United Community and Educational Trust will be holding initial interviews on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March and open trials on Tuesday 5th of April at Play Football for people aged 16-18  looking to take part in their Futsal and Education Scholarships.

The club are currently offering two-year Futsal and 11 a side Education Scholarship schemes, starting in September 2016.

 The Scholarship will ensure that learners are fully prepared for the future as it includes a full time education package, incorporating:

-          BTEC Level 3 in Sport and Fitness - which is equivalent to three A-Levels

-          Professional football training by a fully qualified UEFA B coach

-          Matches playing against other professional football clubs such as Chelsea, Southampton and Watford

-          Direct links into the sporting industry

To be eligible for the Scholarship you will need to achieve four GCSE’s at grades A – C, preferably including English and Maths.

Not only does the course allow access to university and further study, but it also opens the door to a coaching career including the opportunity to work in the USA or an apprenticeship.

In a recent visit, Blues Players Adam Barrett and Adam Thompson were certainly impressed by the scheme.

Adam Barrett : “What a fantastic course for local 16 – 18 year old male and females. As close to professional Football as you’re going to get.  All the students seem to having a great time during training and the opportunity to play against other professional teams at the Olympic Park is great!”

Adam Thompson: “There’s a real buzz about this course – I always enjoy my Football best when I’m happy and all the students seem to be happy here. They all look the part too in their training kits and tracksuits”

To learn more about the Scholarship, please don’t hesitate to contact Dan Garrod or John Search on 01702 341351 or email

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