Girls can further their education with football
3rd September 2016
Female GCSE graduates looking to further their education have the opportunity to enrol on A-Level or B-tech education courses with Swansea City and Neath Port Talbot College.
Last year, the Swans teamed up with Neath Port Talbot College to launch an elite female football academy based between Landore Training Ground and Llandarcy Academy of Sport.
The female Academy offers young women between ages 16 and 19 the opportunity to study with NPTC group and play football within the category 1 English Colleges League.
Swans coaches deliver technical, tactical, strength and conditioning programmes while Neath Port Talbot Collages deliver A-Level and B-Tech education courses.
Girls taking part in the course will be coached by Swans girls' development coach Nia Davies and assistant Emily Hancock.
"This partnership will help bridge the gap between junior and senior women's football in south west Wales and open more doors for women's football in our area," said Davies.
"There is currently nothing for girls who want to play football past the age of 16 unless they go straight into the Welsh Premiership or continue to play grassroots.
"This partnership will allow that and give girls the opportunity to keep playing football at an elite college level whilst continuing their studies."
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