Team 19 in Telford College is instrumental in encouraging
students aged 16 to 19 years old from all over the college, male or
female, to sign up to fun but competitive football leagues other
wise known as Telford College Team 19. The leagues in our college
run as small sided games and it's all about getting new players
playing so you don't have to be the best footballer to win its
about being involved.
At Telford College we have a very successful number of Team 19
five aside leagues running with 2 x Male leagues every Monday from
12 - 1pm where we have a premier division and Championship division
running along side each other. The Premier Male Division holds 12
teams each holding 7 players each and the Championship Male
Division holds 13 teams again holding 7 players each. Total 175
male's players playing weekly.
Every Friday from 12 - 1pm we run Team 19 females where we
currently have 4 teams playing all boosting 5 players each. The
Females change weekly what type of football they play between 5
aside and futsal. Total 20 female's players playing weekly.
Who run's it?
Telford College has a unique programme in place known as the
Football Focus Team (FFT or SMT) which is made up of 25students
aged 16 to 19 with an interest in football. All the students
are part of a scheme called Football Futures which is a programme
to recruit, retain, develop, reward and provide a progressive
pathway into the skilled football workforce. Unlike no other
college Telford will provide all students who wish to be part of
the FFT with free qualifications including FA level 1, FA level 2,
FA Module 1, Disability Football, Respect Ambassadors and support
them in the Referee qualification among others as well as providing
them with Free kit and support within the community.
The FFT run Team 19 leagues at the college and support the
College & Community Football Co-ordinator with all fixtures,
results and promotion of Team 19 around the college then use the
volunteer hours they gain to log in their volunteer books.
What they say about it?
Gemma Strong (Female Team 19
player) "It unites players all over TCAT
and the country"
Aqueel Ahmed (Male Team 19
Player) " Great way to make friends and
James Ganderton (FFT Member and
Team 19 player) " It very approachable
as its run by students for students"
Sarah Nickless (FFT Member)
"It's a great way for me to develop being
involved with Team 19 and allows me to continue to build up my
Callum Griffin (FFT
Member)"The online feature will allow
players all over the country to get involved in a fun but
Janet Ellis (Telford College
Principal & Chief executive) "It's a
privilege and a pleasure to be part of Team 19 and a wonderful
example of partnership between college BCS and the FA"
Paul Young (Head of Sports Academy
at Telford College) "It's a brilliant
way to retain and progress young players within the
Lewis Taylor (College and
Community Co-ordinator) " Allows
Students to take control of their football and put their own stamp
Dale Smallman (Head of sport at
Telford College) "The vision is to have
a brand which students and staff can relate to".
Colin Walker (Vice Principal at
Telford College) "Telford college is
delighted to be at the forefront nationally of Youth Football,
particularly in encouraging more young people in to the game, part
of the FA's National Game Strategy. The Launch of Team 19,
highlighted for me the power of football and how collaboratively
key stakeholders can help to change young people's
Jenny Hood (Tutor at Telford
College) "It's a great place to guide
all the players who wish to take part in football for the first
time as it fun and easy to join"