A COLLEGE football team are celebrating their most successful ever year.
West Cheshire College are the 2016-17 ECFA/AOC Football Category 3 North West Regional League Champions.
To complete the season, the college also lifted the Cheshire Cup to make it a memorable double triumph.
2016-17 will go down in history as the college’s most successful season so far.
As league and county cup winners, this is the first time the college have claimed the double in the same season.
Jason Doggett, teacher and football academy co-ordinator, 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.
It 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.
Jason added: “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.
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