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Tranmere Rovers Academy to offer new course with New College Group

17 January 2022

Club News

Tranmere Rovers Academy to offer new course with New College Group

17 January 2022

Tranmere Rovers are delighted to announce the launch of a new English and Professional Football programme in association with New College Croup (NCG). 


The two-week programme will consist of general English studies and professional football coaching, providing a rounded understanding of the principles of play and coaching methods, while simultaneously helping students to understand the specific terminology used within the setting to further support the development of their language skills. 


New College Group (NCG) is a specialist college providing English Language courses of varying levels of difficulty in Manchester, Liverpool and Dublin. 


NCG have developed a strong reputation with international students for high-quality teaching, friendly staff and state-of-the-art facilities. 


This opportunity is suitable for beginners to advanced English learners, but will only be open to those aged 18 and over. 


Lessons will be held Monday to Friday in the city centre of Liverpool and will incorporate a daily English class held between 09:00am - 12:15pm, followed by a football training session led by UEFA B+ License qualified staff running from the hours of 14:45pm and 18:00pm. 


What else is included? 


As part of the programme, individuals signed up for the course will be provided a full Tranmere training kit and tracksuit as well as transport to Rovers’ Campus training base in Wallasey. 



Example coaching sessions will include the following aspects: 

  • Principles of Attacking Play  
  • Playing from the Back  
  • Playing Through Midfield 
  • Creating and Finishing  
  • Principles of Transition 
  • Principles of Defensive Play 
  • Pressing from the Front 
  • Emergency Defending 



First-team facilities at the Club will also be accessible to those involved, as well as the advice and expertise of analysts, physios and sport scientists employed by Tranmere. 


Opportunities to experience a matchday at Prenton Park first-hand will be an added bonus on top of this scheme, providing an insight into life as a member of the Super White Army and the style of football being played by Micky Mellon’s side. 


Commenting on this exciting development, Head of Education at Tranmere Rovers, Carl Giles, said: 


“Tranmere Rovers are looking forward very much to introducing and developing this unique and exciting programme in partnership with NCG.  


The opportunities created will undoubtedly benefit all the international students who enrol.” 


Kerill Kennedy the Principal at NCG Liverpool spoke about the new partnership:


“NCG are more than delighted with the opportunity to work in partnership with a football institution with a history of over 130 years. 


Trainees flocking to learn at Tranmere often need English to further their dreams, and passion for football brings many of our English learners to Merseyside.”


If you would like to find out more information and what this new partnership can bring to you or for any further enquiries please or

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