Myerscough College is delighted to have signed up their latest Apprentice in Sportsturf Groundsmanship at Fleetwood Town FC.
Local lad Ashley Roche, 16, from Fleetwood was successful in securing the much sought after post within the Grounds Team at Fleetwood Town FC and has now enrolled on the Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Sportsturf Groundsmanship with Myerscough College.
This will involve one of the College's Work Based Assessor visiting him at the club on a regular basis and teaching him the basics of Sportsturf, allowing him to earn as he learns. Ashley will be working as part of a team maintaining the superb playing surface at Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium as well as their training facilities in Fleetwood.
Living only a stone's throw away from Highbury, the position is a dream come true for Ashley who is a lifelong fan of the club.
Fleetwood's Head Groundsman, Dale Frith, and Assistant Groundsman, Nick Hyndman, both studied Sportsturf at Myerscough College with Nick graduating in 2012.
Dale Frith said "I am really pleased to be offering Ashley this opportunity. I studied at Myerscough College myself and the quality of training is first class. It's nice to be giving something back and this is hopefully the start of a great career for Ashley within the industry."
Fleetwood Town is the latest in a long list of Football Clubs from around the country to use Myerscough College as their chosen college for Sportsturf training. These include Arsenal, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Everton, Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic.
Further information about training and education opportunities in Sportsturf (Groundsmanship and Greenkeeping) at Myerscough College is available at www.myerscough.ac.uk or by following the below links:
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