Huddersfield Town Partnership gears up for Education Academy pay off on results day

The Education Academy is based at Leeds Road

Huddersfield Town Education Academy.

School leavers are encouraged to kick-start their sporting careers with Huddersfield Town’s Education Academy.

The Academy is geared up to offer young people study options for September, after GCSE results are received on August 21.

It aims to produce sporting and coaching stars of the future in football, rugby and dance.

The Education Academy is based at the The Zone on St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield, a stone’s throw from the John Smith’s Stadium.

An education and futsal programme is available for 70 16 to 18-year-olds, both male and female.

It allows students to learn, train, play and work, whilst representing Huddersfield Town on and off the pitch against other Football League Clubs across the country.

Futsal is the world’s fastest growing indoor sport, which showcases close ball skills, increased touches, quick decision making, creativity and tactical nous.

Education Academy manager, Rachael Lakey, said: “We understand the pressure placed on students at this time of year.

“Every student is an individual; some will experience the euphoria of achieving the grades they deserved and others will not.

“We provide many unique options at the Education Academy. Even if you feel you have already chosen your next path this may change and we are here to say it is never too late.”

In addition to studying, the course provides use of training facilities, regular coaching to develop technical, tactical and physical ability, allowing students to represent Huddersfield Town in the FLT Futsal League and other cup competitions.

The entry requirements to join the BTEC programme are four A to C GCSEs including English and maths or a BTEC Level 2.

It is not too late to apply for the September 2014 start but it is advised to contact the Education Academy as soon as possible to find out further information.

For more information on the Education Academy, the Futsal programme and the trials please text ‘Sport’ to 66777, contact education.admin@thezone.uk.com, call 01484 484155 or visit www.thezonehct.com .

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