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COMMUNITY: WALSALL FC APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

2 October 2015

Two decades of success...

Walsall Football Club's Community Programme have run a very successful Apprenticeship Programme for over 20 years.

All 10 of our full-time community coaches, including Community Director Adam Davy, have progressed through an apprenticeship programme.

We also have three new apprentices, two of whom have progressed to the ‘Advanced Apprenticeship’.

Our Apprentices complete the most up-to-date industry standard qualifications.

In Year One the apprentices complete:
  • AfPE Level 2
  • Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership
  • Level 1 + 2 Football
  • Key Skills Maths and English. (if Required)

In Year Two the apprentices complete:
  • AfPELevel 3
  • Youth Modules 1 + 2
Many students have enjoyed successful careers since completing the Apprenticeship Programme.

These include:
  • Harry Rogers - 3 years apprenticeship - 2 years employment with WFCCP - Now a sports coach at a local primary school.
  • James Sellman - 2 years apprenticeship - 6 years employment with WFCCP - Now a sports coach at a local primary school.
  • Simon Bailey - 2 years apprenticeship - 4 years employment with WFCCP - Now a sports coach at a local primary school.
  • Dan Johns - 2 years apprenticeship- 4 years employment with WFCCP - Now a sports coach at a local primary school.
  • Adam Haywood - 2 years apprenticeship - 3 years employment with WFCCP - Now a sports coach at a local primary school.
  • Christopher Hearsey - 2 years apprenticeship - 3 years employment with WFCCP - Now a learning mentor with teacher qualified status.
  • Jamie Hawkins - 2 years apprenticeship - 10 years employment with WFCCP - Now a community manager at a high school
  • Jamie Edwards - 2 years apprenticeship - 6 years employment with WFCCP - Now a coach for New York Red Bulls and is running his own sports business in the state of New York, USA.
  • James Fryer - 2 years apprenticeship - 2 years employment with WFCCP - Now a strength and conditioning coach at local sports centre.
  • James Holland - 2 years apprenticeship - 0 years employment with WFCCP - Now a coach at West Bromwich Albion community trust.
  • John Hunter-Barret - 2 years apprenticeship - 2 years employment with WFCCP - Now a lead foundation coach at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Community Manager Paul Larvin said: "It's going really well.


"Our programme has upskilled these 16 to 18-year-olds, who had no previous experience in the industry or coaching qualifications, and they've been employed by schools and other organisations.


"We're really pleased with our apprenticeship programmes."


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