Both the Football Club and the University have agreed to contribute financially to the Scheme, which are to be advertised via the University's Scholarships page here, https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/undergrad/scholarships/.
Club Chairman Donald Kane, himself an alumni of the University, who has worked hard to bring the agreement to fruition, said "For many years Tony Bates, myself and Club Directors have hoped to get this off the ground, and on this occasion the University contacted the Club. There is a desire from both parties to form a closer relationship with the chance to improve standards of football, fitness and coaching through education. We are proud to announce First Team Player Mathew Jones as a recipient of the first Scholarship".
"We would also like to thank Robin Halley, Dylan Eurig Jones and his team from the University, Kylie Evans, Hayleigh Goddard, Darren Hathaway and Gavin Allen as well as Tom Bates who all facilitated this project”.
Aberystwyth University / Aberystwyth Town Football Scholarships
£4,000 a year plus additional benefits
Applications are invited from male candidates from the UK who are applying to study full-time for a degree in any subject (undergraduate or postgraduate). Successful candidates will play for Aberystwyth Town Football Club in the Welsh Premier League and also the Aberystwyth University BUCS football team when appropriate.
Applicants MUST have achieved least the standard of playing in the Welsh Premier League or equivalent (this would be the Vanarama National League in England).
Additional benefits include:
· Platinum membership of Aberystwyth University Sports Centre
· Football coaching development opportunities with Aberystwyth Town Football Club (ATFC) and Aberystwyth University Students Union (AU SU)
· Medical insurance through AU SU
· Access to ATFC physiotherapy
· ATFC match and training kits
Closing date for applications – 15th July 2019
This Scholarship cannot be held alongside an Aberystwyth University Sports Scholarship, but can be held along with any of the other undergraduate awards offered. Postgraduate applicants are advised to check with the Postgraduate Admissions Office whether any PG awards would be affected.
For more information about the Scheme please contact the Club via our email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.