The Strachan Football Foundation introduced the idea of sports apprenticeships to Year 6 school children from six Rugby primary schools.
The 22 youngsters enjoyed a day of coaching and classroom based activities, introducing them to sports coaching, highlighting opportunities available to continue their education and identifying the pathways which are open to 16 year olds.
It gave them a chance to start to think about their future and the opportunities an apprenticeship could offer.
Recent workshops run by Torin Spence, Work Based Learning and Apprenticeship Manager and Melanie Pinks, Primary Cluster Coordinator in Rugby showed the young people different routes available to them after Secondary school -including Apprenticeships, College and University.
Some of the children who expressed an interest in a sporting career were given the opportunity to spend time with Rugby’s local football apprenticeship scheme, Strachan Football Foundation, which is based at Rugby Town’s Butlin Road ground.
They spent last Friday morning with Strachan apprentices and had fun through hands-on practical work as well as listening to presentations from Strachan Football Foundation tutor Dan Elliott, about the world of sport and coaching apprenticeships. Both staff and children enjoyed the experience.
n Strachan Football Foundation are now recruiting for 2012/13 season with trials taking place in May 2012 visit www.strachanfootballfoundation.co.uk for more details.
They would also encourage Rugby primary schools to take part in their Schools Development programme any schools interested in joining the programme can email Dan Elliott on dan@ strachanfootballfoundation.co.uk