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Steve Staunton Strikes with Football Academy Launch

Posted by: Admin | Date Posted: 20th October 2015

Former Republic of Ireland international and Manager Steve Staunton has joined forces with PTC Education to open a brand new football academy based in Staffordshire.

The academy, the Steve Staunton Football Academy, will offer youngsters aged 16 – 18 the chance to complete a BTEC Level 3 Sports qualification whilst developing their football skills under the guidance of Steve and his coaching staff.

The Steve Staunton Football Academy will be based at Lichfield Football Club with learners provided with exceptional learning facilities and equipment. The academy will have an onsite educator with learners provided with over 15 hours per week education time and over 10 hours of football, including competitive fixtures on a weekly basis in the English Colleges Football League.

Former Premier League star Steve Staunton said “I’m excited to be launching this academy with PTC Education and offering young people the chance to achieve academically and progress potentially onto University. The emphasis from me and my coaching staff will be to give these youngsters quality coaching and development, to give them every chance of playing football at a high level”.

PTC Education Director Adam Nixon added “We are delighted to have Steve Staunton joining forces with us. He has a fantastic pedigree in football and someone of his calibre helping to develop youngsters both physically and academically is a great opportunity.”

“We have already had a learner, Andy Rinomhota, from our Steve Claridge Football Foundation based in Portsmouth sign a professional contract with Reading FC, and so the evidence is there to show that our academies are improving our learners from a football perspective” added Nixon.

The academy will be hosting a taster event at Lichfield Football Club on Thursday 29th October at 10am with Steve Staunton and his coaching staff. Please contact PTC Education to book your place.

The Steve Staunton Football Academy is now taking applications for September 2016 with interested learners urged to apply by contacting PTC Education on T: 01709 913600 or E: study@ptcgroup.co.uk.