League Football Education (LFE) are delighted to announce the formation of a partnership with Switch the Play Foundation to grant LFE Apprentices further access to career support.
The relationship will see learners supported beyond the conclusion of their apprenticeship, with a bespoke version of ‘Switched On’, a personalised support platform, delivered specifically to those exiting the programme. ‘Switched On’ incorporates one-to-one personal and professional development support, an online platform to interact and engage with resources, insights and guidance and a career pathways service to help a sportsperson explore a range of new and exciting careers.
The person-centred support offered will enable players to better manage and prepare for their future, as well as effectively explore and develop their life outside of sport. This is well-aligned with LFE’s goals of offering personal and professional guidance beyond their football careers.
Speaking on behalf of LFE, Transition Officer, Anthony Cato, said, “It is exciting to now be partnered with an outstanding organisation in Switch the Play and for Switched On to be available for LFE apprentices. To have this level of support in helping LFE apprentices with the next steps of their personal and professional development can only be an extremely positive step in the right direction. I’d like to thank Rob, Luke and the Switch the Play Foundation team on behalf of League Football Education for their continued hard work and support.”
Switch the Play Foundation CEO, Rob Young, said, “We are proud to partner with LFE, an organisation that are as passionate about the personal development and duty of care of sportspeople as we are. This is the culmination of months of planning, and I’d like to thank Simon, Anthony and the team at LFE for helping us make this a reality. We look forward to supporting the players achieve everything they can in and outside of football and are excited about where this collaboration will take us.”