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CST: Scholarship opportunity now open

18 May 2014

Two places available for September intake

Carlisle United Football Club are offering a unique opportunity for talented 16-19 year old football players to pursue a two-year Futsal and Education Scholarship. 

Do you want to: 

... get a first class education that will get you to University? 

... gain qualifications to work in the sports industry? 

... train and compete in a professional futsal environment? 

... represent your local professional club? 

... become a Futsal coach or referee? 

If you do, then contact us immediately for more information and join us for the start of the 2014/15 Futsal season! 

Please note - only TWO places remain - contact us now for more information!

FITC officer John Halpin said: "We think it's a fantastic way for youngsters to get involved in football and to gain some valuable qualifications and experience going forward. We've had a great first season of Futsal and we're looking forward to welcoming more new students to the course later this year." 

For more information email or call John Halpin or James Tose on 01228 554 169.


Futsal and Education 

To ensure that learners are fully prepared for the future, the scholarship includes a full-time education package, incorporating: 

+ BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, worth up to 3 A Levels

+ Allows access to university and further study

+ Opens the door to a coaching career in football or Futsal

+ Opens the door to a career in refereeing 

Futsal is the only form of indoor football approved by FIFA, UEFA and the FA. With over 2 million players regularly participating in fast-paced 5-a-side action that rewards good technique and game intelligence, Futsal is globally recognised as one of the fastest growing indoor sports in the world. 

Many greats from the 11-a-side game such as Ronaldo, Fabregas, Zidane and Pele attribute the development of their skills to Futsal. Extensively televised international competitions such as the Futsal world cup and UEFA Futsal cup allow players to showcase their talents on a global scale and ensure that Futsal is here to stay as part of the fabric of football. 

As a key element of the FA's strategy to develop the game and produce players capable of representing England, the Carlisle United Football in the Community Project are now offering this exciting and innovative programme to 16-19 year olds in conjunction with Carlisle United FC. 

Learners will have the opportunity to train in Futsal for up to eight hours a week with our fully qualified coaching staff under the direction of the Football League Trust. Training will be supplemented with fortnightly regular fixtures against other teams who will represent professional clubs in the Football League Trust National Futsal League. 

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For further information contact our FITC project on or call John Halpin or James Tose on 01228 554 169.

Click HERE to download an application form or click HERE for an online application form.

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