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Tranmere Sports College: Case Studies

We work to recruit and mentor young people, ensuring they achieve quality exit routes in both football and employment opportunities. 


Peter has developed into a tough tackling midfielder, and has been playing for Rhyl FC under 19’s. He has been noticed by Burnley FC in a friendly game and has been training with AFC Liverpool’s 1st team. He has nearly completed his Level 1 BTEC in construction and has committed to continuing his studies by doing a BTEC in Sport from next August.


Kieran has done really well in his BTEC is Sport Level 2, and has started gaining experience of coaching with Tranmere Rovers in the Community team. He has also taken up the opportunity to be part of a project which will teach and give experience of the media elements of a football club and co-produce a promotional clip for Tranmere Rovers College. He is looking to progress onto a Tranmere College traineeship in May 2016. Kieran has been the top goal scorer for Tranmere College’s team.


Danny has been training with Michael & Gerard Kinsella for 2 years now, and has completed his Levels 2 & 3 BTEC in Sport. He has progressed to being a full time coach and helped get the Tranmere Rovers Football Development Programme off to a flying start. He has now been given a very exciting chance to start a career in football in Melbourne, Australia. Danny has played for Prescott Cables FC and Mold Alexandra FC 1st teams.


Dylan is a skilful technical player who has made great progress as a footballer while participating on the Football Development Programme and was invited the Club’s Academy to train with the Academy and some of the 1st year professionals. Dylan has now joined Evo Stick Premiership team Skelmersdale United FC. Dylan has furthered his employment opportunities by doing a construction course alongside his football development.


Sean was released by Tranmere Rovers at 16 years of age and was guided by Gerard and Michael on to a construction course to benefit him in the employment side of his life. Sean is the captain of the Tranmere College squad and has worked hard at his game, playing for Ashton Town U18s and Bootle U21s this season. He has also been training with the 1st teams at AFC Liverpool, Bootle FC, Mold Alexandra FC and Buckley Town FC. He has so impressed these sides that he has been offered to sign for them all and will be playing semi-pro football very soon.


Jack Leemy has progressed at a fantastic rate playing for Bootle FC’s 1st team aged just 16, then moving to the League of Wales 1st division side Buckley Town. Jack has been to trials at Man City, Bury and Barnsley. He has made an impact on the semi-pro game and has a host of semi-pro clubs looking at him to move higher. Whilst continuing to pursue his footballing dreams, Jack has also done Level 2 BTECs in sport and construction to give him a range of employment or further education opportunities in the future should he need to supplement his playing income
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