Avon Valley student signs deal with Coventry City Football Club

Konrad Skuza has earned a two-year apprenticeship with the club
Konrad Skuza has earned a two-year apprenticeship with the club

A talented Avon Valley School pupil has signed a two-year apprenticeship deal with Coventry City Football Club.

Year 11 student Konrad Skuza will continue his academic studies and further develop his footballing skills and technique throughout the scheme.

He will be training with the club’s academy manager Richard Stevens.

As an apprentice Konrad will play against other category two academy teams such as Crystal Palace, QPR and Charlton.

Konrad said: “This is a great opportunity to become a professional footballer. I love football and really enjoy working with the staff at Coventry City who are all friendly and are really helping me develop as a player.”

Dan Phelan, Konrad’s achievement leader, said: “Konrad is a very dedicated student who has had to work very hard to ensure his progress at school is balanced with his footballing commitments.

“This is a superb opportunity for Konrad to work with a professional club whose youth system has produced many quality players.”

Headteacher Alison Davies said: “At this time of year our students are sitting their GCSE exams and are preparing to leave school.

“It is always exciting to hear about the wonderful opportunities our students will be moving on to in September. I wish Konrad best wishes for the future.”