Preston’s Centre of Sporting Excellence learners had the opportunity to pose their questions to Preston North End midfield pairing Alan Browne and Jayson Molumby during an online lesson on Monday.
Preston’s Centre of Sporting Excellence is an official education partnership between Preston North End Community and Education Trust and Preston’s College, providing high quality, technical education programmes for 16 to 19-years-old, at levels one to three.
Learners are enrolled on diploma in sport courses, which allow them the opportunity to represent both organisations in national football leagues alongside their studies, which include modules on a wide range of sporting disciplines, while accessing many more unique opportunities in sport.
With studies continuing in an online capacity, learners have had the opportunity to shape their own lessons and as an enrichment opportunity, they were asked to prepare and ask questions of Browne and Molumby in relation to their studies – looking at areas of sport include athletes’ lifestyle and nutrition – as well as other aspects of their lives as footballers.
The two Irishman joined the students in a 45-minute question and answer session which also covered topics such as the absence of fans, their routes in the professional game, international football, post-career planning and their best five-a-side-teams of past and present team-mates!
Reflecting on the session, Preston’s Centre of Sporting Excellence Education Tutor Zach Clark said: “We were delighted to welcome club captain Alan Browne and fellow Republic of Ireland international Jayson Molumby to join our learners via Zoom for an exclusive question and answer session.
“Learners had the chance to ask Alan and Jayson about a range of topics and gain an invaluable insight into world of elite sport and football, showcasing the wide range of opportunities available to young people who study at Preston’s Centre of Sporting Excellence.
“Experiences such as these demonstrate the connection we have with Preston North End Football Club and how our learners are able to utilise that partnership for their own future benefit, by gaining an insight into different areas of sport and football, and understanding the opportunities that are available to work in sport.
“Our learners also had the opportunity to shape the session themselves by preparing and asking questions, providing them with the foundations, skills and knowledge which will prepare them for the next steps in their career.
“We’re thankful to both Jayson and Alan for their time with our learners and Zoom and providing them with this unique and informative experience.”