After graduating from our Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development in partnership with Milton Keynes Sports and Education Trust, Ethan was offered a paid role as a Sports Development Coach.
Ethan has always been involved in football, starting his playing career at age 5 and his journey has taken him all across the football pyramid but made the decision his focus would be homed in on his coaching career. Therefore, he committed much of his time to gain exposure in the coaching community across community-based programmes, elite development centres and the women’s game.
After completing a Level 3 BTEC in Sport where he gained a triple Distinction* grade, Ethan undertook the Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development. He then added to his qualifications by completing an optional third year in BSc (Hons) Community Football Coaching and Administration.
Prior to the course, Ethan’s love and passion for the game were evident as he had already tried to get involved in coaching in any way he possibly could from shadowing other coaches sessions to reading around the industry and his interests. Consequently, he stood himself in great stead when he came to partaking in and completing his degree.
Ethan said: “I thoroughly enjoyed studying on the course as it provided me with all the relevant knowledge of the industry, which eventually led to opportunities of employment. I feel that from both the delivery and academic perspective, the course offered more than sufficient support.”
With a wealth of volunteering experience in both supporting and leading in the delivery of sessions, Ethan was offered a paid role within the Trust as a Sports Development Coach. Jack Sharpe, Head of Football and Performance comments: “Ethan has become an integral member of the Football Development Team, taking on board responsibility for a number of projects across community & elite football. His education background has enabled him to have an understanding, awareness & empathy for the world of sport, usually demonstrated by individuals more senior with a greater wealth of experience.”
Ethan is a key example of how hard work, passion and dedication can help you in achieving your goals within the game.