Learn and become a Futsal star at Turf Moor

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IF you are interested in the expanding football game of Futsal and gaining a sporting qualification, Turf Moor could be the place for you to further your career.

In conjunction with the Football League Trust, Burnley Football Club’s Programme for Education, Sport and Society is launching the Futsal and Education programme.

The two-year scholarship based at Turf Moor offers students a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in sports studies combined with training and coaching in the sport of Futsal - the only form of indoor football approved by FIFA, UEFA and the FA.

The five-a-side game - formerly played by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Cesc Fabregas - is globally recognised as one of the fastest growing indoor sports in the world with a major emphasis on skill and technique.

The FA is keen to develop the game further and students pursuing the scholarship at Turf Moor will have the opportunity to train in Futsal for up to eight hours a week with Burnley FC coaches under the direction of the Football League Trust.

And training will be supplemented with regular fortnightly fixtures against other teams representing professional clubs in the Football League Trust Futsal League.

The Futsal and Education Programme is being launched in September and is open to 16-19 year-olds.

For more information regarding the course please visit www.futsalandeducation.org or email scholarship@futsalandeducation.org.

To find more information about the programme at Burnley Football Club, including the date of forthcoming open days and to download an application form please visit www.bfcpess.com/education/futsal or e-mail community@burnleyfc.com

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