Football

Higher Education programme pays off

After spending 4 years as a VLUK student himself, Sam Crane, has recently been offered the opportunity to tutor on our Level 3 programme at Tranmere Rovers which he has gratefully accepted. Sam joined VLUK as a BTEC student in 2015 and following this decided to continue his education through VLUK’s higher education programme, successfully…

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Great praise from Cobbler’s boss

VLUK education partner, Northampton Town FC, have been praising their football and education programme. Keith Curle, Northampton Town’s Manager, is delighted with the club’s player pathway which is supported by VLUK through the education element of the academy. Keith Curle, who became manager at Northampton Town just over a year ago, has given seven of…

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VLUK partner, Dorking Wanderers FC, offers HE courses

VLUK education partner, Dorking Wanderers FC, will be offering a new HNC/HND course from September 2019. Dorking Wanderers have made this decision because they want to greater enhance the learning of students from the BTEC level three course which they currently offer and to give all students the chance to continue to develop their football ability…

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New club Sutton FC offers HE courses

Sutton United FC have recently joined forces with VLUK to be able to offer their students a brand new ‘BSc Sports Coaching’ degree course from September 2019. Bobby Childs, Business Development Manager at Sutton United FC, feels that this big step will benefit both the players and the club. He said “This course helps players…

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Mount Snowdon Climb for Prostate Cancer UK

Six of VLUK’s Northampton Town students will be climbing Mount Snowdon on Sunday 29th April 2019 in order to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.  The students thought outside the box when tasked with ‘organising an event’ as part of their BTEC course and have set themselves a huge task on Sunday. Northampton Town Football…

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Students hard work pays off

VLUK students, Elliott Brown and Caius Gordon, have been rewarded for their hard work both in and out of the classroom, with an impressive 5-night professional football training course based at the home of Manchester City FC. The course, run by British Study Centres, is an initiative for players who are committed to improving their individual game…

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F2 Organisers

The F2 year 13 learners, pictured, recently took part in the Hertford and Ware Primary School’s partnership Sportshall Athletics Event. The learners used the event to assist them with their BTEC unit ‘Organising Sports Events’. The learners ran a number of indoor athletic field events in which three boys and three girls teams from local…

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Eastleigh students huge opportunity

VLUK students are getting the chance to train within the 1st team goalkeeping session on a regular basis at Eastleigh Academy. Ross Flitney, first team goalkeeping coach at Eastleigh Football Club, has been taking VLUK goalkeeping students for an hour session twice a week, giving them the opportunity to play with the first teem. Those…

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VLUK Cup Final 2018

This years VLUK Cup Final saw The Lee Hendrie Academy take on Forest Sports Education, with Forest clinching the win. The Cup Final was a good display of sportsmanship and attitude by both sides and a great occasion as always. The VLUK Cup is open to all partners competing in the National Scholarship Development, VLUK’s…

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Eastwood’s top goalscorer trials for Derby County

Kieran Knight, currently Eastwood CFC’s top goalscorer, has begun a two week trial at Derby County for the U18’s. Currently studying in his second year with VLUK, on Eastwood’s Football and Educational Programme, Kieran impressed Derby County Academy scouts through the course of the season with a number of goals every week and was invited…

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