Matthew Grivosti has signed a professional contract with Bolton Wanderers FC.

He graduates from the Robbie Fowler Education and Football Academy (FEFA) after three years with the multi award winning establishment, based in Liverpool. The outstanding achievement of signing as a professional footballer, also representing English Colleges, is mirrored in his academic work. He has achieved excellent grades in Sport and Exercise Science culminating in gaining a  University place, an FA coaching award and Personal Training qualification.Matthew has also gained experience coaching his peers and the FEFA Junior Academy U15 team.

FEFA Principal (and former professional footballer), Brian McGorry commented; “Matthew  has excelled in all areas of college. He has took advantage of the staff expertise around football and education as well as the football analysis, GPS, S&C, Psychology and nutrition advice. He is a fantastic person, first and foremost and fully deserves his success” Robbie Fowler is proud of Matty, commenting; “Matty has been a role model for our students whilst maintaining the highest standards in his academic and football pursuits. He epitomises what the academy is about. Bolton have acquired a very promising young player”.

We are delighted to announce that the Robbie Fowler Education and Football Academy has been shortlisted for the Training provider of the year category in the National 2021 Tes FE Awards.

“This is a great reward for our staff who have worked tirelessly since we started in 2015; they have been driving our good practice daily. We believe our experienced staff team are second to none and the expertise we have in education and football delivery is unique. There is an excellent synergy between education and football offer that provides the perfect platform for our students to excel.

Our record of progressing students into University (some with no prior qualifications), USA Scholarships, employment and semi & professional football is very special and makes it worthwhile.

This follows on from us winning the North West Most Inspirational 16-18 Provider and a BTEC Global College of the year award. Also, our Vice Principal (and Head of Teaching and Learning), Andrew Allen has been shortlisted for the Pearson FE Lecturer of the year.

We are expanding our offer into Northern Ireland, with Glentoran FC and Ashfield Boys School, and are now extending our offer to International Students.”

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