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BTEC trialists impress

16 May 2017

BTEC hopefuls impress Community Coaches

Shrewsbury Town in the Community hosted trials for their BTEC course recently, with plenty of hopefuls impressing coaches on the day.

Working closely with Shrewsbury College, Shrewsbury Town in the Community run its BTEC Level Three Extended Diploma in Football and Education Programme, providing the opportunity to receive professional football coaching, gain coaching qualifications and represent Shrewsbury Town in the National Youth Development League. 

The two year course includes a minimum of six hours per week completing practical sessions, modules such as sports performance, anatomy and physiology and psychology, and an FA Level One coaching qualification amongst others. 

Those aged 16-18 can apply for the programme, providing they have gained 5 GCSE’s at grades C or above. You will also preferably have played football at county or representative standard. 

The trial day pitted two squads of trialists against the current first year side, as well as Burton Albion who took part in the afternoon at Shrewsbury College. 

There was some thrilling football displayed by both Shrewsbury teams and the sides from Burton, with the ‘Blue and Amber’ trialists drawing 0-0 and losing 2-0 to the Burton and BTEC line ups respectively. 

The ‘Red and Blacks’ trialists also found themselves on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline to the Burton contingent, but fought hard to earn a 1-1 draw with the current BTEC first years. 

One of the on-looking coaches on the day Peter Wilson was impressed with the quality on show, and said: “It was great to see such talent on show on the day and the lads should be proud of their efforts. We are looking forward to next season now and working with this group of players.” 

If you are interested in finding out more about what we can offer you with our BTEC programme then contact us at community@shrewsburytown.co.uk

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