WARRINGTON Town are taking their partnership with former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler’s academy to the next level.

The Fowler Education and Football Academy (FEFA) are launching a new course in conjunction with Yellows and Sandymoor School in Runcorn, starting in September.

Mark Beesley, Town’s assistant manager, is currently in charge of FEFA’s under 17s side and various students of the academy have played for Town in cup games in the past few weeks.

“This is a great opportunity for the club to partner up with a progressive local school and work with FEFA to provide a pathway to semi and professional football for the students,” Yellows chairman Toby Macormac said.

“Recently, nine FEFA students featured in First Team cup fixture’s underlining the possibilities open to them and to enable Warrington Town FC to bring through some future stars.”

The course will offer students courses such as a BTEC Sport and Exercise Science Extended Diploma as well as qualifications to become a personal trainer or lifeguard and FA coaching courses.

Furthermore, FEFA can offer pathways to university and employment in the sports and leisure industry and even opportunities to play and coach in the USA.

Emma Simpson, Sandymoor School principal, added: “This is an exciting moment in the development of our sixth form, through our partnership with FEFA and Warrington Town Football Club.

“It gives local young people a route into future careers in the football and sporting industry both locally and internationally.”

FEFA currently has more than 60 students, but that will expand to 100 when they move to their secondary site at Sandymoor in addition to their Wavertree base.