Final call for youngsters interested in a career in sport to join Velocity Football’s Virtual Open Event

Youngsters interested in exploring a career in sport are being reminded to sign up to Velocity Football’s virtual open event tomorrow night (November 10) from 7pm.

We had planned to host prospective students and their families for a traditional open evening at our home at Oxford City FC.

But when Covid-19 restrictions were tightened we adjusted our plans to overcome the challenge of holding the event physically.

Instead Velocity Football is holding an open event via Zoom from 7pm, hosted by our Football director Justin Merritt.

We also commissioned a professional video from Oxford based Fortitude Communications to enable it to provide guests with a film that tells Velocity Football’s story. 

The BTEC and higher education programmes, which combine sport and academia, are funded by the Government. They are provided in partnership with Ignite Sport UK and Virtual Learning UK and are suitable for male and female student-athletes aged between 16 to 23.

Justin Merritt said: “Our open event will help potential students and their families discover more about the educational opportunities we offer.

“We understand selecting a student’s place to study is a big decision and so we have taken appropriate steps to ensure the event will be just as informative online.

“Our showcase video will explain what Velocity Football is and our team will be available to answer questions. We look forward to welcoming as many people possible to our Zoom event.”

Guests will also hear from Mickey Lewis and Lauren Haynes – head coaches of the programme’s male and female courses – and learn about the experiences of current students.

To secure your spot on tomorrow night’s Velocity Football virtual open event, visit or call 0300 303 0890.

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