Schools set for the Premier League Enterprise Challenge!

Schools set for the Premier League Enterprise Challenge!

The Premier League Enterprise challenge is back for 2017, with thirty-two Premier League and English Football League clubs taking part in the challenge, a national competition which encourages pupils from school Year’s 9 and 10 to come up with ideas related to a football business task set by Premier League Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore.

 

Each club will hold heats, along with the other clubs, encouraging schools that they partner with to answer the task set by Richard Scudamore. Burnley FC in the Community will host five local schools, Fearns Community Sports College, West Craven High School, Pendle Vale College, Park High School and Blessed Trinity RC College at Turf Moor this Friday as we search for the school group to represent BFCitC in the next stage of the competition!

 

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge, in partnership with Sport Relief, began in 2009 and has seen over 11,000 thirteen-to-fifteen-year-olds take part in educational sessions with the clubs. The challenge is the national competition element of the Premier League Enterprise programme, which uses business models of professional football clubs to engage young people in year-long educational activity.

 

The winners of the club heats will head to one of six Play-Off events held regionally to compete against representatives from other Premier League and English Football League clubs. The six Play-Off winners will then head to London for the Final in April to present their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges as they vie for the title of Premier League Enterprise Challenge winners 2017/18.

 

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge is a free, flexible, interactive course that engages, inspires and unlocks learners’ potential. The programme aims to increase awareness and understanding of business, enterprise and/or entrepreneurship, particularly in relation to the operations of a professional football club, and aid pupils in improving their life skills.

 

Burnley FC in the Community Premier League Enterprise Co-Ordinator, Jack Ormesher said: “We are really looking forward to Friday’s Enterprise Challenge heats. Each school has worked really hard on their football business task ideas and presentations.”

 

“The Premier League Enterprise Challenge is such a fantastic programme to be involved in, we get really positive feedback from the schools, from both teachers and pupils, as the link with a Premier League Football Club and the Premier League itself is such an enticing offer and the chance to progress further into the competition and potentially compete at the national final is a great incentive!”

 

To find out more information about how to get involved in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge with Burnley FC in the Community, contact Premier League Enterprise Co-Ordinator, Jack Ormesher on 01282 704 716 or email j.ormesher@burnleyfc.com