Burton-based PG Process are to continue their sponsorship of the Burton Albion Community Trust’s successful Football and Education Development Programme for the 2013/14 academic year.
The move strengthens the software and electrical engineering firm’s association with the club; who are also committed to supporting the Burton Albion Development Squad.
The Programme, a two-year full-time course allowing students the opportunity to combine football and study, is open to boys and girls leaving secondary education.
The course aims to create a pathway, enabling students to progress onto higher education or enter employment in areas such as sports coaching, sports development or continuing to play football at a professional or semi-professional level.
The structure of the programme, delivered by qualified BACT coaches in partnership with Burton and South Derbyshire College, sees Students train two days a week as well as playing against other colleges and professional teams.
Managing Director of PG Process Phil Fontaine-Grice commented: ‘The Football and Education Development Programme is a fantastic initiative which offers students the chance to flourish both educationally and from a sporting perspective.
‘Last year’s programme was a huge success for all those involved and we are delighted to be able to continue to support the initiative.’
Burton Albion Community Trust Manager Andy Taylor added: ‘The programme continues to go from strength to strength and we are both grateful and extremely pleased that PG Process will continue the journey with us.
‘We have an exciting and motivated intake of students for the academic year and we look forward to developing their understanding of sport from both a theoretical and practical perspective.’
Sponsorship of the girls programme is still available by contacting Andy Taylor on 01283 565938 or via firstname.lastname@example.org; whilst further information on the Football and Education programme as well as how to apply for next year can be found at www.burtonalbioncommunitytrust.co.uk.