FUTSAL Education Scholarship

Cheltenham Town Community Trust – Full Time Education Programme - BTEC Level 3 in Sports Studies 2017/18 
Cheltenham Community Trust are once again recruiting 18 players between the ages 16-18 to become part of the Futsal and  Education Scholarship Programme from September 2017. Students will enrol on a 2 year full time education programme, studying Level 3 BTEC in Sport (Equivalent to 3 A levels), whilst competing in a National Futsal League representing Cheltenham Town FC. 
The Community Trust is established as one of the top schemes in the Football League Trust Education & Futsal Programme 
The Futsal and Education Scholarship Programme is going into its fifth year and delivers a first class full time education programme alongside professional Futsal coaching. The Scholars study at the football club and play competitive Futsal fixtures against other professional Football Clubs including Southampton, West Brom & Cardiff City just to mention a few. 
All students are guaranteed to play in the matches at every fixture. 
The programme aims to provide 16-18 year olds with the underpinning knowledge and expertise in the field of sport, for students with aspirations to have a career in sport, sports coaching, P.E Teaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Management or Sports Science. 
Cheltenham Community Trust has succesfully delivered the Level 3 BTEC in Sports Studies for the past four years, with a large percentage of the scholars achieving grades high enough to enrol in a number of Universities across the country including our own Honours Degree programme (in association with the University of South Wales). The BTEC course is Fully Funded (Free of Charge) and students are registered with Swindon Academy's Sixth Form. All applicants should attain 4 GCSE grades at 4/5 (old system C) or above, ideally including Maths and English. 
Olly Roberts (Development Officer): “The Education & Futsal programmes are great for young, sports focused students, allowing them to progress into roles such as personal training, sports coaching, and teaching. The combination of focused classroom based learning, alongside FA qualified Futsal coaching and games is enjoyed by all our students.” 
Aaron Lowe (Student): “The first I heard about the Futsal an Education was on the official Cheltenham Town website. I'm very glad that I took the opportunity to apply as it has been a great experience for me, both playing a new and enjoyable sport, to being able to gain a qualification that can help me in he future. The teachers and coaches are brilliant and all push you to achieve your best on and off the pitch and they also support you to reach your goals and targets for both education and Futsal.” 
The 18 players will follow the same coaching patterns as the other Cheltenham Town FC Scholars, with a typical weekly schedule consisting of 2 training sessions, 12 hours of Education and a fortnightly fixture in the Futsal National Youth League, as well as receiving full CTFC kit. 
For more information please visit www.fltfutsal.co.uk or contact us 01242 518630.