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COMPETITIVE EDGE TO HELP YOUTH TEAM PLAYERS

Club partner with expert training company to deliver a Life Skills programme to the young players

22 August 2023

Academy

COMPETITIVE EDGE TO HELP YOUTH TEAM PLAYERS

Club partner with expert training company to deliver a Life Skills programme to the young players

22 August 2023

The Northampton Town Academy are delighted to announce that for the 2023/24 season, we have partnered with expert training company Competitive Edge to deliver a Life Skills programme to the youth team that runs alongside their football and education.

The programme covers key topics, such as Working in a High-Performance Team, Leadership, Communication, Personal Responsibility, Resilience, amongst others. Mark Thompson will deliver sessions throughout the season to add even more to the extensive personal development programme that the education department at the football club already offer to the youth team in conjunction with League Football Education.

We believe that learning these skills will enhance the boys’ effectiveness as footballers, as well as gaining understanding of these topics, and will provide them with skills that are transferable for life after or alongside football. We are excited to see the impact of this programme delivered in partnership with Competitive Edge.

Academy Manager, Ian Sampson, said: "We are delighted to be able to welcome Competitive Edge on board to deliver this programme to the youth team. We recognise the significant importance in offering more than just a football programme for the boys. We are fortunate to already have a comprehensive personal development programme that is integrated into what we do through our partnership with the LFE and utilising the skills of our education and player care staff. By adding the expertise of Mark and Competitive Edge, it will further enhance what we offer the boys so that whatever happens during their journey as a footballer, they are as well prepared as possible for the rest of their life."

Pictured are Competitive Edge Tutor, Mark Thompson, alongside Player Care Lead, Lucan Burge and Youth Team players Tom, Jamari, Josh and Jacob.

Image: Bezza Visuals


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