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SPOTLIGHT: Bristol City Community Trust

As part of a new feature ‘Spotlight’ will shine a light on things that the futsal community want to draw attention to. If you have a story to share, get in touch with us and send it in. The first piece has been submitted by Sports Lecturer and UEFA B futsal coach, Chloe Rogers at Bristol City Community Trust.



Bristol City Community Trust offer a two-year course based at Ashton Gate Stadium where students will be studying on a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport. As well as studying, the students have a chance to represent Bristol City in the EFL Trust Futsal League as well as well competing in the Community & Education Football Alliance Football League - South Division.


The female programme sees both futsal and football as part of the same course and for the males there are specific programmes for futsal and for football.




The course content:

  • Study a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels

  • 12 Hours of Education per week

  • Two Training sessions per weekWork experience opportunities at Bristol City Football Club

  • Units range from: Sports Coaching, Sports Business, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Sports Injuries & Organising a Sports event

  • The chance of going on an International tour (this year it was Portugal, where they train and play matches as well as touring the sites)

  • Aspirational Tour where we take them to a venue in England and they visit a stadium of their classes choice and chat to people involved in the club.


Exit Routes –

  • Apprenticeship in the sport industry

  • University / America Scholarships

  • Job Opportunities within Bristol City FC / Bristol City Community Trust


Student quotes:



“I’m so glad I did it, though, it has been a great experience and it’s definitely helped me get closer to my goals as the only path I see for me is one in the sports industry.”


“For the first few months I wasn’t a fan of futsal because of the small area and not being able to run with the ball, but now I would say I love it just as much as football, if not more at times.”


“What I like about playing with BCCT is that you are able to play both futsal and football and so everyone is able to have a great experience."


“Futsal has helped me to improve massively in both the skilful and control side as well as helping to make quick decisions.”



The BCCT Girls also recently won the National Finals after winning the EFL Trust Cup.

To find out more about studying on our course please follow:

https://www.bcfc.co.uk/bristol-city-community-trust/education/

Follow on twitter –

@BCCTEduction

@BCCommTrust

@ChloeBCCT_Ed

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