Trust: PL Enterprise Pupils Represent The Hornets
Six Year 10 pupils from Watford Grammar School for Boys will today represent Watford FC in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux Stadium against Aston Villa, Cardiff, Liverpool, Swansea City and Wolves themselves.
The Premier League Enterprise Challenge, run in partnership with Sport Relief and delivered locally by Watford Football Club’s Community Sports and Education Trust uses the business models of professional football clubs to engage young people in educational activity.
The Enterprise Challenge is the national competition element of this secondary school delivery. This year’s Challenge tasks pupils with developing a business plan and promotional campaign to
increase the number of young adults (aged 18-23) following the club and attending matches. Over 900 young people participated in last year’s competition which was jointly won by pupils representing Everton FC and Wigan Athletic FC.
The teenagers won this chance to represent the Hornets against other football club’s representatives at the regional play-offs by winning the Club heats at Vicarage Road Stadium. The Club heats saw the winning team from Watford Grammar School for Boys overcome other local secondary schools; Rickmansworth School, St Michaels Catholic High School, The Reach Free School and St Clement Danes School with a presentation on their unique business idea as can be seen from the video above. Thanks goes to the judging panel on the day, Community Development Manager at the Trust, Sean Flaherty, Watford FC’s Business Development Executive, Amy O’Connor and Hilton Hotel’s Development Manager UK and Ireland, Elliot Newton.
Should the team from Watford be victorious in the midlands they will then head to the Final in London in March.
For now though everyone at Watford FC and the Trust wishes them the best of luck!