Pupils from Park High School in Colne and Blessed Trinity and Sir John Thursby in Burnley visited Burnley FC in the Community for the local final of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge recently.
The challenge gives young people of secondary school age the chance to work with their local professional football clubs on an actual football business task set by Premier League Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore. The 2016 challenge involved planning a strategy to take the Burnley FC brand to the USA, to increase the club’s international fan base and income streams.
The judging panel consisted of Burnley FC in the Community CEO Neil Hart, Company Secretary Laura Bland, Chairman of Burnley FC in the Community and Burnley FC Club Director Brian Nelson and Trustee of Burnley FC in the Community and Burnley Businessman Richard Sutton.
The judges were impressed with the wide range of ideas suggested in the presentations, they also gave credit to pupils for the confidence they showed when presenting to the esteemed panel!
Neil Hart CEO of Burnley FC in the Community, said: “The panel and I thoroughly enjoyed judging the Premier League Enterprise Challenge. There was a really high standard of presentations on the day and the competition was stiff.”
The winner of the challenge was a group from Park High School who will go on to represent Burnley FC and compete in the regional finals in Manchester in February 2017.
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