Staffs Sports Coaching form partnership with Staffordshire F.A.

Staffordshire University would like to announce an agreement with Staffordshire Football Association (Staffordshire F.A.) to become the Football Coaching and Performance courses official partner. 

Staffordshire F.A. will be endorsing the course through their professional streams/networks, and directly supporting the delivery and development of the course commencing September 2018.

This exciting partnership will see Staffordshire University’s relationship with the regional F.A. develop significantly. Staffordshire F.A. will be supporting and delivering internships in community and academy settings, providing work placements for second year students, and providing opportunities for students to undertake significantly reduced CPD courses from The F.A.’s professional development pathway in both Year 1 and Year 2 of the Football Coaching and Performance course.

Course Leader Ashley Gill stated “This partnership with Staffordshire F.A. is excellent for the development of our students. Staffordshire F.A. are a not-for-profit organisation, who invest significant funds back into football at a grass-roots level to increase participation, with an added emphasis on developing women’s football. The opportunities that this partnership presents can only be of benefit to our students and make them that much more employable”

Kevin Staples, Head of Strategy and Investment at Staffordshire F.A., further aded “This is great news for Staffordshire F.A. and we look forward to seeing how we can support the Football Coaching and Performance degree at Staffordshire University”.

These are exciting times ahead at Staffordshire University with the introduction of a new course starting in September 2018, and new links with regional organisations, such as the Staffordshire F.A., and the recent announcement of the new Visiting Fellows that bring industry expertise, training and whole wealth of knowledge and understanding to our University.

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