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Young players can set football management degree as a goal
8:10am Sunday 3rd March 2013 in Local
A DEGREE in football management and coaching is to be delivered to young players in Kidderminster.
Stourbridge College, in partnership with the University of Worcester, has developed the foundation degree, which is one of the first courses of its kind available in the country.
It will be delivered at Stourbridge College’s Centre of Sporting Excellence in Kidderminster and has been developed to provide a clear progression route for young footballers after completing their BTEC or A level qualifications, leading to opportunities for careers in the football industry or to give them a foot up to studying for a full honours degree.
Stella Raphael-Reeves, director of sport at Stourbridge College, said: “We work closely with the University of Worcester to offer other higher education courses in sport and, because of the ongoing success of the Kidderminster Harriers Football Academy, we thought it would be great to offer a course for young players who are keen to continue with their education while they pursue their interest in playing football.”
Mick Donovan, head of the University of Worcester’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, said: “The University of Worcester provides very high-quality sports coaching and sports science education.
“We are deeply committed to working with our partners in the region and are delighted with this new development.”
The new course focuses on both football and business-related knowledge and is intended to develop an understanding of the importance of football within the context of economic, social and cultural life, both in the UK and worldwide.