Harrogate Town AFC and Harrogate College team up in community partnership

  1. March 29, 2015 1:16 pm
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Our town’s football club and its college are embarking on a new community partnership, giving all students the chance to engage in the club’s sports training. A brand new study programme is being created as the football club and college work together, which will focus on sports, coaching and fitness.

Students can apply to take part in the partnership from this week, in which they can discover more about the world of professional sport, with access to the club’s sport psychologists and coaches; plus they will be able to train on the club’s pitch.


Principal of Harrogate College, Debra Forsythe-Conroy, said:

“We are very excited to be able to offer young people this fantastic new opportunity in partnership with Harrogate Town AFC.

“The partnership will provide all our students with some truly fantastic opportunities to work with professionals within the sport and fitness industry and, for those students studying sport, to forge connections within the industry before their careers even begin.”

She added:

“We will continue to work with Harrogate Town to develop a truly employer-responsive curriculum and together we look forward to welcoming our first intake of students this September”.

Managing director of Harrogate Town AFC, Gary Plant, also commented on the benefits of the scheme:

“The academy set-up based at Harrogate College strengthens the club’s commitment to education, the development of young footballers and all young people who enjoy sport. The partnership further establishes our commitment within the Harrogate district.

He added:

“The future development of the estate and training facilities at Harrogate College is exciting and the team of professional coaches and back room staff at Harrogate Town cannot wait to get started”.

The partnership will hold a number of recruitment evenings to give more information to anyone considering applying for September.

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