Lennon Smith Level 5 Football Development

Level 5 Football Development is proving to be a very popular course for students hoping to make their mark on the pitch. For 16 year old Lennon Smith studying at West Lothian College has helped him take one step closer to his dream of becoming a professional player.

Lennon applied for the course after completing fourth year at school and for him the course choice was an easy one to make.

"I picked this course right away. I love football and I thought this course would give me a chance to improve my ability. Studying football as a subject has helped me to become even more focused."

The course is split between theory and of course time on the pitch with written assessments and units such as nutrition being delivered from a footballing perspective helping students focus but also improving attainment and retention.

"I had looked at other sport and fitness courses and didn't expect to find one dedicated to football. I have found the course has really helped me improve as a player."

Lennon has also been playing with St Johnstones under 18 team while studying at the college and has recently signed a full-time contract with the first team. While delighted with this opportunity Lennon is also determined to complete the course here at the college before leaving to embark on his journey as a professional footballer.

"I was delighted to sign my first professional contract. Having played football all my life, to be able to say it is my job is amazing. It feels like the hard work is starting to pay off but I still have lots of hard work to do and the course at the college has made me even more determined to keep training hard and show what I can do."

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