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2 October 2012

Get Started With Football

Bristol Rovers Education and Community departments are delighted to announce their new partnership with The Princes Trust.

The Prince’s Trust's ‘Get Started with Football’ Programme is a week-long course here at the Memorial Stadium that aims to give young people the skills and confidence to find work through targeted support and guiding them through several recognised footballing qualifications.

The Get Started with Football programme offers young people the chance to learn coaching skills from professional coaches at Bristol Rovers, gain an FA Junior Football Organisers Award and an FA recognised qualification in First Aid.

Young people will also take part in a tour of the stadium, be introduced to the workings of a football club as a business, receive dietry and nutritional advice before planning, organising and running a small football tournament.

They will also receive three months support after the programme to help them move into education, training or employment.

The Get Started programme supports 16-25 year olds who have struggled at school, been in care, are long-term unemployed or who have been in trouble with the Police.

Adam Tutton the Bristol Rovers Education Manager said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to offer local unemployed young people a real chance at a new future, with the support of the Princes Trust we have no doubt this project will be a huge success for all those involved.

"It shows the commitment Bristol Rovers have to improving the lives of those in our community”. 

If you are 16-25 and into football but out of work then Get Started with us and achieve your goals.

Join our free five day football programme and you could:
*Learn coaching skills from a professional football club and put into practice what you have learnt by coaching a group of children in your local community
*Gain a Junior Football Organisers Certificate and a qualification in First Aid
*Enjoy a fun week improving your teamwork, communication skills and confidence
*Receive three months support after the programme to help you move into education, training or employment

This programme runs from Monday 29th October until Friday 2nd November 2012 with a taster day on Wednesday 24th October.


To find out more contact: Adam Tutton at or please contact The Prince's Trust on 0800 842842.

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