Back in May, the Lakesiders revealed their joint Academy Scholarship programme with Coleg Meirion Dwyfor for 16-19 year olds.

Last week the first set of trials took place in Pwllheli for the new potential Scholars and we have arranged a trial session to take place at the Dolgellau campus on Tuesday, 12th September from 3.00p.m. until 4.00p.m. Players are required to meet at the College reception at 2.45p.m. Boys and girls can attend the trial as we look for players to join our Under 19’s, Ladies team and of course represent the Coleg Meirion Dwyfor football sides.

The team will play in a competition on Wednesday, 13th September on the 3G in Llandrillo representing Coleg Meirion Dwyfor. They will play v Coleg Menai at 2.00p.m. followed by Llandrillo at 3.00p.m.

Players who play for the Academy and study at the college will be able to start their journey into football coaching and have the opportunity to be part of Lakesiders in the Community coaching staff, providing fun football in our local primary schools and on the 3G.

There are many opportunities apart from coaching to be involved at the football club, including our media side, so students will gain vital work experience and also be able to complete their Welsh Baccularate hours with the football club.

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor offers a range of Sports qualifications. If you need more information on any of our courses, please visit the courses section of their website at www.gllm.ac.uk/courses or contact their course advice line on 01341 422 827.

For further information and find out about opportunities with the Scholarship programme, please contact Andy Kelly on community@balatownfc.co.uk

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