YORK City Academy have announced a unique collaboration with Thirsk School and Sixth Form which will forge a pathway for talented boys and girls in North Yorkshire going into Year 7.

The school, in partnership with the club, will deliver a new football programme which will form part of the curriculum from the start of a student’s secondary school journey.

As part of the Talent Hub, a proportion of the student’s timetable will be delivered by York City academy coaches, dedicated to supporting their development as footballers and using football as a vehicle to underpin their personal and athletic development.

They will also receive the rest of their core education at Thirsk School.

The new programme’s main aim is to maximise these talented young people’s love of the game and support their on-going development.

As they move through the school, part of their time within the Talent Hub timetable will be used to explore different roles and careers in football that these young people may pursue.

Interested Year 5 and 6 pupils are encouraged to attend Talent ID days which will take place on Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27 (10am-3pm) at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College.

For more information, please contact Dan Wilson, head of youth development at York City, on email: Dan.Wilson@yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk