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Weston Football Club and Weston College confirm ‘visionary’ partnership

PUBLISHED: 17:21 14 November 2017

Academy graduate Dayle Grubb is Weston's top scorer this season.  Picture: Will.T.Photography

Academy graduate Dayle Grubb is Weston's top scorer this season. Picture: Will.T.Photography

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Weston Football Club and Weston College have formally announced they will join forces this season, offering education courses with a pathway to high-level football.

The two parties will share resources, including playing facilities and technology, with the aim of unearthing talented footballers in Weston.

The partnership was mooted in the summer, but it has now been made official.

The Seagulls’ managing director, Oli Bliss, is ‘very excited’ to link up with the college and he believes the partnership ‘will develop the infrastructure of football in the area for many years to come’.

Academy manager Joel Parker said: “It is an exciting time to be in education and football, as the developments ahead for both college and club are visionary and will only strengthen the game in the local area and moving forward, especially as the college looks to introduce higher education programmes in the future.”

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