ITFC Charitable Trust is offering students the chance to participate in their Futsal and Education Scholarship programme.
This programme has been developed in conjunction with the Football League Trust and is a national initiative to promote and develop the game of Futsal.
Futsal is the only form of indoor football approved by FIFA, UEFA and The FA. With over 2 million players regularly participating in fast-paced 5-a-side action that rewards good technique and game intelligence, Futsal is globally recognised as one of the fastest growing indoor sports in the world.
Many greats from the 11-a-side game such as Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas, Zinedine Zidane and Pele attribute the development of their skills to Futsal. Extensively televised international competition such as the Futsal World Cup and UEFA Futsal Cup allow players to showcase their talents on a global scale and ensure that Futsal is here to stay as part of the fabric of football.
The students will learn the game and play regular mid-week fixtures, in a regionalised league against other teams such as Colchester United, Southend United, Crystal Palace, and Brentford amongst others.
The experience and qualified coaches will be able to help players' progress, improve technically and mentally as well as new training techniques. They will also train once a week at Ipswich Town FC.
Also to ensure that learners are fully prepared for the future, the scholarship includes a full-time, two-year educational package that will start this September and incorporates:
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, worth up to 3 A Levels, accessed by suitable GCSE grades
- Allows access to university and further study
- Opens the door to a coaching career in football or Futsal
- Opens the door to a career in refereeing both football or Futsal
- Opportunity to gain Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications
As an incentive to players who participate and as a mark of Ipswich Town Charitable Trust's gratitude, participants will recieve two Ipswich Town home tickets.
For more information or to enroll please contact Chris Eley, Ipswich Town Charitable Trust Futsal Development Officer, on 01473 400897 or firstname.lastname@example.org For further information please visit www.itfccharitabletrust.org.uk