West Cheshire College’s Football Team has become the 2016-17 ECFA/AOC Football Category 3 North West Regional League Champions, adding to their phenomenal success this year.
The news comes just a couple of months after West Cheshire College’s football team took the victory in a two-goal thriller to lift the trophy in the Cheshire Cup Final earlier this year.
Together with their league win, 2017 will go down in history as the College’s most successful year to date. Now listed as both league and county cup winners for 2016/17, this is the first time the College have claimed both titles in the same academic season.
Jason Doggett, Teacher, Course Leader L1 and Football Academy Coordinator, said: “The boys put in an unbelievable performance against tough competitors, Manchester City FC Development, to become league champions last month.
“The team has shown great professionalism, class and unrivalled determination to demonstrate why they should be county cup winners and league champions this year. It truly showcases the hard work of the players and the quality of our Football Academy programme.
“Since we began the Football Academy, it has been a huge success, growing with our reputation year on year. We offer outstanding education alongside excellent football development opportunities and we look forward to continuing this in the future.”
Category 3 is the regional league for colleges with a good standard of playing football and suitable facilities to accompany this. Category 3 contains the widest range of football teams who participate proactively and enthusiastically, making for a competitive and enjoyable league.
West Cheshire College’s Football Academy runs in conjunction with the College’s sports qualifications, enabling students to obtain the valuable skills required for gaining employment. Students get the opportunity to learn and also the chance to be part of the Football Academy.
Jason also commented: “I am extremely proud of our students and how they have represented the College. They have shown immense commitment during the term and they really deserve this success.”
West Cheshire College’s Football Academy is now recruiting for September 2017. For more information on the courses available and becoming part of the Football Academy at West Cheshire College, visit west-cheshire.ac.uk or call the college hotline on 01244 656555.