K Sports Education and Training is focused on creating opportunity for all learners to progress in the sports industry.
Last month, two K Sports Education and Training trainees became employed by K Sports Soccer.
Liam and Ethan have successfully come through the K Sports Education and Training Programme and have gained immediate employment in coaching football with K Sports Soccer, led by Darren Hare and Andy Hessenthaler.
William Lee, Head of Education for K Sports Education and Training explained.
“I am delighted to have supported the progression of all our young people and these two individuals have excelled in their field. During the initial stages of the training programme we spend extensive time discussing avenues into sports employment and how to showcase your skills and network effectively.”
“Both Liam and Ethan have grasped every opportunity presented to them and now take an early lead on not just supporting delivery but beginning to lead it. I am excited about continuing to work with them both in a professional capacity and will look forward to assisting their future development.”
The Traineeship programme enables young people the opportunity to continue to study on their English and Mathematics and gain a 1st4Sports Qualification in Sports Activity Leadership.
Simon Hodge, Head of Coaching for K Sports Education and Training further explained.
“Both Callum and Ethan demonstrated a real willingness to get involved in football coaching. During the programme they demonstrated effective traits of leading in football coaching. They have also been able to access other environments such as the Disability Centre run by the Kent FA and have observed and supported Hessy, Darren and Nicky when they coached Dover FC first team players at K Sports.”
“This exposure to various environments and their commitment to develop and succeed will support their aspirations of developing into football coaches. Now they are regularly working with K Sports Soccer, they can continue to gain valuable access to regular coaching, observe other experienced coaches and start to develop. I wish them every success and I will continue to support them wherever I can”.