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Avon Valley Student Earns FA Coaching Award

A Year 10 student from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College has recently been awarded several certificates including a preliminary coaching award from The Football Association.

Football mad Ellie Angus who plays for Rugby Town Girls and Womens FC, and is participating in her clubs Young Leader programme, also regularly coaches younger age groups at the club and has achieved several FA certificates.

One of the certificates awarded to Ellie is The FA Playmaker Award which is a new entry-level football course for volunteers, aged 14+, in the grassroots game. Ellie successfully completed the course’s five modules, which focus on the basics of football providing a toolkit and skills needed to get involved and help create a fun, safe and inclusive experience for those being coached.

In addition, Ellie has completed courses which have taught her how to deal with concussion and sudden cardiac arrest. In the future Ellie has her sights on a refereeing course and aims to complete her first coaching badge once she turns sixteen.

Alison Davies, Headteacher, said, “It is great to see that Ellie is getting involved in coaching at her football club. At school she’s also involved in the Young Leaders programme and I know the skills she’ll develop will help her in PE and sport studies lessons. I wish her all the best for the rest of the football season.”


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