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Posted on August 15th 2017 by


With the new season underway, it’s that time of year when school leavers start applying for college or further study. Arguably, the biggest decision to make during early life.

Struggling to find a course that suits you? Uncertain what your future holds? Do you have a passion for football? If so, why not join the BTEC Sport course with Futsal Academy held at Exeter College in collaboration with CITY Community Trust.

Courses are offered at level 2 and 3 and provide students with the opportunity to pursue their education along with the opportunity to represent Exeter City as part of a national futsal league. During the programme, you can also earn sport related qualifications that will help gain employment in the sport and leisure industry.

Futsal coordinator and head coach, Chris Shepard says: “It’s a brilliant stepping stone for the younger generation with a passion for football. The course provides a great foundation for students to make friends for life. Our main aim at the futsal academy is to produce well rounded young adults and make sure their education comes first.”

For more information on how to get involved, email: or visit our website.



CITY Community Trust offers a range of opportunities for anyone with mental or physical disabilities with their Exeter City Ability Counts team.

Exeter City Ability Counts won the FA People’s Cup last season being were crowned the best amateur ability team in the country.

It was at the UK’s largest five-a-side tournament saw over 6, 000 teams and 45,000 participating.

As a result, the squad enjoyed a trip to the iconic Wembley stadium. Not only did they witness Arsenal beat Chelsea from the stands. Will Moxey, Exeter’s Ability Counts defender, walked onto the pitch at half-time to lift the FA Cup trophy in front of a capacity stadium.

Returning home from London, their achievements were widely recognized within the community as the team were congratulated by the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Lesley Robson, at the Guildhall.

With regular training sessions for the deaf and disabled, men and ladies, taking place at King George playing fields every Thursday between 6pm to 7pm. If you wish to take part or for information on other disability activities contact

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