The Sporting Centre of Excellence at Cronton Sixth Form College joined forces with Liverpool Football Club to host a football master class focused around, ‘What it is like to be a professional footballer’.
The day was created for year 11 students and the ten best footballers selected by Wade Deacon High School, Christ the King High School, Edmund Arrowsmith High School and Knowsley Park High School, took part in the gifted and talented event.
All of the future stars began the day with the opportunity to meet and talk to the Liverpool players and coaches. After this, it was their turn to show off their skills as the expert coaches from Cronton Sixth Form put them though their paces on Liverpool Football Club’s indoor pitch. All of the young players worked hard during the day and all enjoyed the challenge of becoming a professional footballer for the day.
The day proved a massive success and another event is planned in February.
Ben Barton, Head of the Centre of Excellence said, “This has been a great opportunity for the pupils to show their skills in an elite environment and thanks must go to our colleagues at LFC for supporting this event. Whilst only a minimal amount of pupils get the chance to turn professional, the Centre of Sporting Excellence here at Cronton offers a great opportunity for those who miss the cut, to keep training and playing at an elite level whilst having the opportunity to study A levels or Vocational Qualifications.”
“This event not only allows the year 11 students to experience their dream of playing processional football but also gives them a great insight into the excellent tutors and courses we have to offer at the College. I’m already looking forward to the next event in February!”
Cronton Sixth Form College is a training partner of Liverpool Football Club. The Centre of Excellence offers young students the opportunity to excel in their chosen sport, regardless of what course they choose to study at College. The College does this by providing up to 7.5 hours of specialist, one to one training for the students and by working with clubs, governing bodies and coaches to ensure each sports star can reach their full potential both academically and in their sport.