BTEC New Recruits Experience Playing On Bloomfield Road

Blackpool FC Community Trust’s new BTEC recruits had a taste of what’s to come next year when they start the course on September.

Families and friends were in attendance to watch the new recruits put on an exciting end to end display which finished 6-3 to the Tangerines. Watch the video below for highlights.

26 new recruits were divided into two teams, along with some current students to create two, 18 man squads. The game was the second in the space of a week for next year’s 1st year students, having played away at Preston North End last week.

Senior Education Officer Mark Whalley said, “It was a great experience for the lads to play on the first team pitch. All the kit was set up in the changing room before they arrived which added that professional feel to the night.”

Mark added, “This month, current BTEC students and new recruits have played on three 1st team pitches including Blackburn Rovers (Ewood Park), Carlisle United (Brunton Park) and Bloomfield Road. These are just some of the benefits that add to the professionalism of our education courses.”

Football Development Officer Alex Taylor was pleased with the talent on show. Alex said, “It was great to see the new recruits in action before they start the course in September. I was pleased with the quality on display and look forward to working with them on a daily basis.”

For more information on our BTEC courses and how you can get involved, call (01253) 348691 or visit our education page.