Apply for new role at Worksop college to inspire female footie players

A Worksop college is taking applications for a new apprentice set to encourage more women to play football.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 2:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 2:16 pm
The new apprentice will support more females playing football.

North Notts College has been selected to be part of the FA Women’s Football Apprentice programme and is now taking applications for the new role of women’s football development officer.

The officer will support the increasing number of females participating in football across local communities, improving education, employment and health outcomes for young people.

Head of learner experience and quality at the college, Rebecca Blackburn, said: “College is about so much more than just what you learn in the classroom, it’s about the wider experience and having the opportunity to try new things.

"This new role will help females, whether they are students on study programmes, apprentices or adult learners, get involved in a game that definitely isn’t just for the boys.

“With the UEFA Women’s European Championships hosting games locally at Bramall Lane in Sheffield and at the New York Stadium in Rotherham in 2022, we hope that this role will inspire lots more females to take part in the beautiful game.”

The programme has been designed by AoC Sport and the FA, aligning with the FA’s 2020 to 2024 women’s strategy to grow the game and develop the future workforce.

The aim of this unique programme is to deliver a holistic learning experience, which will ultimately provide the successful candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to be pioneers of the women’s game.

AoC Sport’s national women’s football development officer, Chelsea Mulheir, said: “The programme aims to boost student employability while supporting the FA in doubling female participation.

"The key focus is on developing apprentice’s personal behaviours via a bespoke personal development compass and behaviour framework.”

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