The Spireites Trust have signed another player to represent Chesterfield FC. James Stone is the latest student to sign up to the Chesterfield FC Community Trust Education and Futsal Programme.
On the day he received the GCSE results needed to start the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, James signed up with Michael Noon, Activities and Education Officer at the Trust. The course, based at The Hub at the Proact Stadium, includes coaching to develop technical, tactical and physical ability. Over two years it also leads to an Extended Diploma in Sport which is worth the equivalent of three A-Levels.
James, who is from Shirebrook, will also represent Chesterfield in the FLT Futsal League where success can mean playing for the club in national finals or even abroad. The Futsal League is also featured on Sky Sports Soccer AM.
Michael Noon said: "The Futsal course offers students the opportunity to take a Sports based college course while also playing futsal. It is the perfect introduction to a career in sports but opens the door to further study at university if the student seeks that. More than anything it is a fun way to study."
There are still places on the course starting in September. Students require four A-C GCSEs including English and Maths or a BTEC Level 2. Those who narrowly missed out on the grades will be considered. Contact Michael on 01246 269 300 (ext 6007) or call into The Hub to talk to him.