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Post 16 Football & Education Programme

Southend Manor FC

Southend Manor FC

Ipswich Town Community Trust and CR1 Football Education are delighted to announce an exciting partnership from September 2021 to launch a brand new Post 16 Football and Education Programme in Southend.

Students have the chance to train and play on a daily basis alongside their education delivered by vastly experienced UEFA A Licence coaches whilst enjoying classroom and 1st team pitch facilities at Southend Manor Football Club.

Students will represent Ipswich Town Community Trust in a competitive Elite fixture programme whilst wearing the famous blue and white kit against equivalent sides from the likes of Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic and Brentford. They will study an NCFE Diploma in Sports & Physical Activity with the timetable carefully designed to allow the students to thrive both academically and in their football respectively.

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This exceptional opportunity provides flexibility where players will not need to be tied to a particular club, our Football & Education programme looks to complement existing grassroots football provision and allow players to continue playing for their current teams.

To find out more you can contact Colin Reid reidfootball@live.co.uk or Luke Worley luke.worley@itfc.co.uk

"We are pleased to announce that we will be working in partnership with Ipswich Town Community Trust. This is a fantastic opportunity for players who feel they have the ability to go on to the next ‘level’ of the game and this really gives all who attend a real opportunity to ‘showcase’ their talent on a regular basis’ and progress. We will have a natural exit route to represent Southend Manor in the Essex Senior League or even ‘greater’ things for those that show potential. We have had players progress from similar courses we have run to go on to play both in The Premier League and also the EFL, so why can’t you be the next one?"

Colin Reid, CR1 Football Education Director (UEFA ‘A’ Licence Coach and FA Coach Developer)

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