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Southend United Community & Educational Trust students kick off their studies at Roots Hall

5 September 2017

Southend United’s Community & Educational Trust Scholars had their first day back yesterday, and we were there to see how they got on...

The students, who have started their futsal and football education programmes, work towards a level 2 or 3 BTEC in sport which is equivalent to 3 A-levels. The opportunity can lead to working in the sports industry or a pathway to America.

When asked on why they chose to study with Southend United, one of the students, Robert Lodge, said…

“Compared to other colleges and courses they have a lot more opportunity to play football, and the chance to represent the club at futsal level. It’s got better facilities than other colleges as well and I think that was a key factor in why I chose to study with Southend United.

“While studying I would like to extend my learning of the game; so that I have more awareness when I’m playing football and I’d also like to expand my knowledge of the game so I can develop myself further and hopefully I can work towards a degree at university.”

Another student Ellie Wood stated…

“I have been playing football since I was young and from then I’ve always wanted to play for someone. I had previously played for Southend at U16 level, before moving up to the U18 level and now studying here.

“Once I have completed the course, I would like to move over to America and take the skills that I’ve learnt from Southend and then study over there and eventually play football for a club at a professional level.”


There is still time to study with Southend United Community & Educational Trust and they have an open evening that you can attend on 30th November.

At the open evening event, you will be able to hear from the educational tutors, futsal coach and current students on the course.

You will also be able to find out more on all aspects of our college program from the classroom side as well as the football and futsal side.

If you wish to attend the open evening on the 30th of November don’t hesitate and book your place by calling 01702 341351.

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