Sports coaching company offering exciting traineeships

A progressive Shropshire sports coaching company are inviting local youngsters aged between 16 and 18 to apply for traineeships starting next month which could lead to paid apprenticeships.

Crossbar Coaching Education in Sport, who deliver sport across the curriculum in many county primary schools, have grown rapidly since being formed by director Gavin Cowan just over five years ago.

The company, which moved into new offices in Shrewsbury last year, are also renowned for running quality football courses during the school holidays as well as popular football academies in Shrewsbury, Telford and Eccleshall.

Crossbar employ more than 20 members of staff and Gavin is now inviting applications from local youngsters for traineeships having joined forces with partners Sport Structures.

"We're looking for 12 youngsters between the age of 16 and 18 to join us for 16-week traineeships starting in September," he said.

"They will have the chance to gain practical experience from working with our experienced coaches which can only stand them in good stead for the future. It's an ideal opportunity for them to build their CV while gaining experience and qualifications at the same time.

"We have linked in with another of our partners, The Shrewsbury Club, to carry out practical sessions giving successful applicants the chance to work with our coaches at a fantastic facility.

"We will then look to work with Sport Structures in terms of theory work in the afternoon at our offices.

"Five of the 12 will then be offered paid apprenticeships which will begin in January and run for a year.

"Successful applicants can attain 1st4Sport Levels 1 and 2 principles for coaching sport and a Level 1 qualification in their chosen sport.

"There's a possible job opportunity at the end of the PE and School Sport apprenticeship so this is a great chance for youngsters to take the first rung on the ladder towards an exciting new career."

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