Worcester, West Midlands (PRWEB) March 2, 2011
npower has announced that Kevin Keegan will be as one of eleven football experts who will showcase the vast and varied careers found in our national sport, creating a team of teenagers who will get the chance to do their dream job for a day.
Participants don't have to play football to become a key player in the game and npower's What's Your Goal (http://www.npower.com/whatsyourgoal) is focused on helping teens kick off a fantastic career by allowing them to get their hands dirty and muck in with professionals.
The chosen eleven will be thrown in at the deep end: one budding football pundit will sit alongside Kevin Keegan at a high profile npower Football League (http://www.npower.com/fl/index.htm) match, another will prove they've got the gift of the gab while managing a group of professional players with Neil Warnock at QPR, while one particularly confident winner will have to stick by their decisions as they work alongside Sasa Ihringova, The Football League's most senior female referee.
In addition to the these three, the other mentors are a SKY Sports TV producer and TV presenter, a sports photographer, a sports journalist from First News, the sports therapist at Swindon Town, the business manager from Ipswich Town, the acadamy coach at Derby County and Crystal Palace's kit manager.
Kevin Keegan said: "What's Your Goal is a one-of-a-kind programme that gives students a foot in the door to try their hand at incredible jobs they've never considered before, inspiring thousands of others to believe in their own capabilities and futures.
"We're looking for an extra special set of skills, ones that students can't always get across in school exams and tests; the strength of character to be a referee; the assertiveness of a coach who needs to keep their team in check when the pressure is on and the quick but caring quality of a team's sports therapist.
"With one in five young people not able to find work in the UK, npower's What's Your Goal is a great way of using young people's love of football to inspire their future goals, helping students to start thinking differently about their careers."
Clare McDougall, npower's head of education and community, added: "What an opportunity for eager and hungry youngsters to get a foot up the football ladder: it's a fantastic way to get teenagers to really think, 'what is my goal?'.
"What's Your Goal is a fantastic opportunity to show how ambitious and talented our teenagers are and how bright their futures could be."
To enter, students are asked to fill out a job application, downloadable at http://www.npower.com/whatsyourgoal.
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