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BWFS students attend UK University Event at the Etihad stadium and CITC disability sports programme

On Friday 7th October 2016 all of the level 3 students at BWFS attended the annual UK University Event which was held at the Etihad Stadium. The students had an opportunity to speak to over 50 universities and attend student finance and personal statement seminars in order to gain a better understanding of how to get to university and what the experience would be like if they were to enrol.

While at the Etihad some of the students took the opportunity to undertake some football coaching work experience with the CITC Disability sports programme which works with people who have a range of disabilities, and gives them opportunities to take part in organised sports activities. Our students really enjoyed the experiences with some being offered the opportunity to return and work with the organisation in the future.


New students invitational match on the Macron Pitch

Sunday 22nd May 2016 marked the start of the annual BWFS invitational match on the Macron pitch. 61 students attended the match and were all issued with BWFC kit to play in. The students were split into 4 teams and were able to play a 1 hour match each followed by a penalty shoot out with some parents getting involved as well. Some of our current students helped to referee and support with the organisation of the day so we must give a massive thank you to Jack Ryder, Matthew Donaldson and Jack Ollerton.

For many of the students the experience to play on a professional pitch was a dream come true. A great day was had by all and we look forward to providing more students an opportunity of a lifetime again next year.

St George’s Park Trip

A number of our students went on a trip to St George’s Park on 27 April to take part in the Ultimate Football Experience and the Physical Education Experience. It was great day out with the students participating in football and sports science sessions.

England Netball Trip

On January 20th the Free School Netball team visited the home of the 2019 Netball World Cup, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, to watch the England Roses take on the Australian Diamonds. England unfortunately suffered a narrow defeat, losing 52-58, after a great performance. This was a great opportunity to learn from the very best and our ladies loved it! A big thank you to the Big Lottery Fund who have made the trip possible. Keep an eye on our Big Lottery Fund noticeboard for even more upcoming trips!

Emile Heskey comes to see the students and staff at BWFS