Lamar Fletcher never expected to be studying for a degree and looking at a possible coaching career with Wolves Academy.

Two years ago Lamar wasn’t quite sure what direction his career was heading when he joined an Employability course with Wolves Foundation. Fast forward to the present day and Lamar is now employed as a casual coach for the Foundation working with young people of all ages. He is now enrolled on the Foundation’s Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development becoming the first person from his family to study at University.

The degree identifies the type of skills and qualities that are required to work within professional football clubs community departments or national governing bodies in areas of growth such as social inclusion, community coaching and football development. The degree combines studying with practical experience of working within a community foundation.
For Lamar the practical experience has been invaluable
“It helped me improve my confidence and showed me how to work with young people and improve them, whilst all the time making sure they are enjoying their football like we all do!” explains the 22-year-old.
He continues,
“Being involved in an organisation like Wolves and the Foundation is amazing. There are so many projects out there and the Foundation does fantastic work helping people to do well in life.”
Wolves are one of many football clubs that run degrees in sports coaching and community development.