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Foundation Friday- Woodfield Primary School Partnership Success

16 October 2015

The partnership between Club Doncaster Foundation and Woodfield Primary School continues to go from strength to strength.


The partnership between Club Doncaster Foundation and Woodfield Primary School continues to go from strength to strength. 

Club Doncaster students Matthew Smith, Jordan Hill and Luke Wilson have all been working as trainee PE technicians at the school.

The aim of the traineeship is to give young people (aged 16-18) experience of working life and help them progress into their future career choice either via employment or further education.  They are on placement three days a week on the 19 week programme with the opportunity to resit English and Maths should it be required.

Speaking about the scheme, the Sport College’s Head of Quality Adi Turnpenny said: “This course is designed to benefit the school, Club Doncaster Sports College and most importantly the students studying with us.

“It is the second year we have been running our traineeship programme and we are really proud of the progress the young people are making.”

Woodfield Primary School Headteacher Helen Harrison added: “We feel really lucky to have been able to access trainees through the Club Doncaster Education Department this year.

“We are currently supporting three trainees in school across all age groups.  They have been working alongside teachers in PE lessons, as well as organising resources to ensure lessons run smoothly and they have also been active participants in our after school clubs. 

“The children at Woodfield Primary School are already benefiting from this additional support in PE and school sports.”

There are a  limited number of places left on our traineeship programmes- for more information call Adi Turnpenny on 01302 764663 or visit

Further to this, on Monday Doncaster Rovers players Andy Williams, Harry Middleton and Liam Mandeville called in to speak with the children at the school, putting them through their paces on the playground.

The visit was delivered to a group of year six pupils and started with an outdoor practical session including fun relays and team games followed by a question and answer session where pupils had the opportunity to ask players about life as a professional athlete, hobbies and interests and what they would like to do after their careers as footballers.

You can see action from the player visit below: 

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