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Teaming up with Sutton United Football Club

Teaming up with Sutton United Football Club

Date: 07 December 2020

We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership between John Ruskin College and Sutton United Football Club!

This brings together the best of the education and football worlds, with well-established Sutton United Football Academy alongside the strong supportive learning environment offered at JRC. It symbolises a wonderful opportunity for local students to benefit from early access to the professional world of football, in an outstanding education environment. Students will be studying either Level 2 or 3 BTEC Sport qualification, alongside full-time football training and matches.

This provides students with a clear route to employment, whether in the football world, in the wider leisure industry or beyond. Students will also be able to benefit from enrichment, mentoring and work experience activities as part of the Academy programme. The Academy is an integral part of the football club, and therefore the wider community.

Director for Sutton United FC Academy, Marvin Williams shared:

“This exciting collaboration will enhance an already strong Academy programme and prepare all students drawn from the local community for life, both within and outside of the football and leisure industry”

Jayne Dickinson, Chief Executive, Orbital South Colleges commented:

“We are delighted to be working closely with Sutton United, and the opportunities that it affords the Academy students.

We are both well-known for the delivery of high quality learning and providing students with a clear pathway, providing support for them to excel in their future careers.

The values of our organisations are complementary, and we work innovatively to support local communities and young people to have access to education and a focused route in to employment”

You can find out more about courses at JRC at one of our upcoming Open Events. To explore the community focused Sutton United club visit 

Address: John Ruskin College, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, CR2 8JJ

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