Rossall School and Fleetwood Town Football Club have launched their partnership to offer students a combined academic and football programme.
From September 2017 students aged between 15 and 19 years can join the Elite Football Academy Programme, delivered by Fleetwood Town Academy’s leading coaching staff. A bespoke education curriculum will be tailored to the needs of the individual and delivered by Rossall School.
Rossall School and Fleetwood Town FC have had a long-standing relationship, providing coaching and team building sessions for students and the mutual use of the School and Fleetwood Town grounds and facilities. This collaboration further cements this relationship creating a unique experience for young aspirational players.
The programme is open to players who are already playing in a Professional Academy or who simply wish to develop their footballing ability. Students will not only participate in coaching, training and competing for the School and Fleetwood Town, but will also have access to excellent physiotherapy, be provided with a strength and conditioning programme and learn how a professional football club operates.
Elaine Purves, Head of Rossall School commented: “We are delighted to be working with Fleetwood Town, a club on the rise and part of the English Football league. This partnership will benefit both the school and the club, combining both our skills and facilities, creating an exceptional package for students nationally and internationally.”
Fleetwood Town Head Coach, Uwe Rösler, said: “We are delighted to link-up with Rossall School for this project. I recently toured their grounds and was hugely impressed by the facilities on offer and hope we can together produce stars for Fleetwood Town Football Club. The partnership will create a perfect environment for players to develop and grow in a dynamic and encouraging atmosphere. Rossall’s superb facilities and educational package, along with our professional coaching will hopefully prove the perfect combination.”
For more information about the programme, please visit: https://www.rossall.org.uk/our-school/ftfc-academy/