The Tom Maynard Trust has expanded the number of sports it is working with in helping to deliver educational projects to four with the addition of an exciting new partnership with the Professional Footballers’ Association in Scotland (PFA Scotland).
With the support of the Trust PFA Scotland, which is the organization responsible for looking after the welfare and development of all professional footballers in Scotland, has devised its own bespoke CV and careers planning course for players.
The first course, which will be delivered over two afternoons on Thursday 13th and Thursday 27th February 2013 in Glasgow, is designed to assist players with their preparation for career transition and provide them with a tailored CV specific to not only identify and help them with their future ambitions but also to enhance their current skills and experience.
The Trust has agreed to support PFA Scotland for a period of three years.
Jack Ross, responsible for communications at PFA Scotland, said:
“We believe it is vitally important that players understand the psychological and emotional challenges that will present themselves during the transitional phase from leaving professional sport and carving out a career outside the game, whenever that comes, and this course will provide vital information and advice in this area.
The course will be delivered by PFA Scotland and Sport Careers (www.sportcareers.co.uk) who are a Glasgow-based consultancy offering expert CV advice and recruitment solutions to people within sport. They have attended our careers day for the past two years and are working with a large number of professionals who are coming out of the game to help them into coaching, media, roles away from sport, and much more. The course is available to eight current players with enrolment on a first-come-first-served basis. The support of the Tom Maynard Trust enables this course to be offered to players at no cost to them, which is fantastic.”
Mike Fatkin, on behalf of the Tom Maynard Trust, said:
“We’re absolutely delighted to be able to add PFA Scotland to the list of partners we are working with. Careers in professional sport can be cut short at any time and PFA Scotland has been keen to establish a recognized careers planning and advisory service for its younger members to help them plan for when this happens. It’s good to know that our support will help them do this. We’ve committed to supporting them up to 2016 and we’ll sit down with Jack Ross and his colleagues at the end of the first year, review progress and look at where best we can make an impact in 2015. The area of educational support is one where we are making a real impact, and after cricket, rugby union and, most recently, rugby league, and it’s great to be able to start working with young footballers as well.
Further information on the courses can be obtained by contacting:
07540 636 766
07900 954 919
07989 330 365
More of this story on the PFA Scotland website: http://pfascotland.co.uk/2014/news/cv-and-career-planning-course-for-players/