Wednesday, 16 September 2015

International career opportunity

Debrecen FC is offering the chance to gain valuable international experience at their Elite Football Academy in Hungary.

The successful candidate (s) will have the opportunity to improve their coaching under the supervision of UEFA 'A' qualified mentor coaches, participating fully in official club training, goalkeeping training, individual training and physical training.

There will also be scouting opportunities under the supervision of the PSV Eindhoven official scout. Although this is an unpaid role students can apply for the Erasmus grant from UCLan.

For further information about the traineeship please click here. To express your interest please email international co-ordinator Sandor Nagy stating 'referred by Rachel Gee' within the email.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Volunteer opportunities

R9 FC Soccer School is offering volunteering opportunities for students to work as Level 1 or 2 football coaches.

Essential requirements are FA Level 1 minimum, at least one year coaching experience, enhanced DBS within the year and available on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings.

Volunteers will become a valued member of the R9 FC family, as they strongly believe in professional coach development.

You will have the opportunity to work with a group of talented football players willing to learn and develop, with the possibility to take on a paid position in the future.

If anyone is interested please email your CV.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Graduate uses sport to change lives

UCLan Sports Coaching graduate Richard Steele is helping people improve their lives through his work in an educational role at a professional football club.

Richard is employed by Leyton Orient Trust as a Tutor for BTEC Sport Level 2 & 3, and also coaches football to students from the BTEC programme along with community coaching in the London area.

Students taught by Richard are provided with a pathway through the coaching programme to join Leyton Orient Academy. One recent example of this is winger Sandro Semedo, who was recommended to the Academy and has now signed a two-year professional contract with the club.

The Trust aims to positively impact on the lives of disadvantaged Londoners through sports, educational and leisure projects.

Since its creation in 1989, over £30 million has been invested in local communities and touched the lives of over 100,000 young people during that time.

For more information about the Trust please click here.