Sports Academy teams up with Stocksbridge Park Steels FC

Latest news in Yorkshire: October 09, 2018 09:51:32 AM

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Barnsley College’s Sports Academy has formed a partnership with
Stocksbridge Park Steels Football Club to give talented football players
opportunities at both clubs.

The new agreement could open doors for College students who are looking
to get a foothold in football. Students from the academy will have the
opportunity to play showcase games, enjoy a match day experience and
coaching sessions from first team staff at Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Students will also have the chance to gain relevant experience in match
analysis, sports therapy, strength and conditioning, coaching, sports
journalism and media opportunities with the highest ranked non-league
club in the locality.

Chris Hilton, First Team Manager at Stocksbridge Park Steels FC, said:
“We are really pleased to partner with Barnsley College. The partnership
will allow us to scout possible players but also to access students who
would like to gain relevant experience in the field, enabling us to
offer more. The partnership is mutually beneficial to both parties and
we are excited and look forward to working together over the coming
years.”

Luke Forgione, Sports Performance and Athlete Development Coordinator at
Barnsley College, added: “These opportunities do not come along often,
we are very fortunate that Stocksbridge Park Steels have allowed us to
be an official partner and we look forward to a long and
mutually-beneficial partnership.

“Our students now have their foot in the door with Stocksbridge Park
Steels, they just have to show they are capable of performing at the
level required.”

Barnsley Sports Academy offers fantastic facilities and a team of expert
and specialist coaches supporting talented sports performers in any
discipline. Academies include Football (male and female), Rugby,
Netball, Basketball, Refereeing and Individual Athlete Academy.

For more information about the Barnsley Sports Academy contact Barnsley
College on 01226 216 123, email: info@barnsley.ac.uk, visit the website
at: www.barnsley.ac.uk/sport or come along to our Open Evening on
Thursday 18 October 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

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