School scores football club courses

NEW COURSE: Balby Carr Community Sports College have linked up with Barnsley Football Club to deliver the new Sports Medicine Academy. This new course taught at Balby Carr Community Sports College, Doncaster, enables students 16-18 years, to progress in the career pathway of physiotherapists, sports therapists or personal trainers. Pictured are (l-r) Barnsley footballer Jacob Butterfield, first team physio Craig Sedgwick and tutor Rick McGowan.
NEW COURSE: Balby Carr Community Sports College have linked up with Barnsley Football Club to deliver the new Sports Medicine Academy. This new course taught at Balby Carr Community Sports College, Doncaster, enables students 16-18 years, to progress in the career pathway of physiotherapists, sports therapists or personal trainers. Pictured are (l-r) Barnsley footballer Jacob Butterfield, first team physio Craig Sedgwick and tutor Rick McGowan.

A SECONDARY school has netted a Championship football club to offer sports courses.

Balby Carr Community Sports College has teamed up with Barnsley FC to offer pupils aged between 16 and 18 physiotherapy, sports therapy and personal trainer courses.

Each pupil on the course will have the chance to work with Barnsley’s first team providing treatment and management of injuries for the players with the aid of first team physio Craig Sedgwick.

He said: “We are privileged to support Balby Academy of Sport in this fantastic innovative idea, giving students the support and vision to realise their future ambitions.”

The courses will offer a range of qualifications from a diploma in the treatment and management of injuries to a diploma in personal training as well as having the option of doing a work placement at Barnsley FC.

Recruitment is now open for September 2012 entry.

For more information about the course contact r.mcgowan@balbycarr.org.uk or call 084444 83333.