Footy on the ball

14th August 2009 at 01:00
Hundreds of young footballers have graduated from a unique training scheme designed to give them skills useful in careers off the pitch

A total of 1,600 footballers have achieved an advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence qualification since the League Football Education (LFE) began five years ago. A report by the LFE shows a 92 per cent apprentice retention rate and apprenticeship graduation rates 24 per cent above the national average.

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