A GROUP of Wirral students are set to embark on an exciting journey to coach sports across the world.

Bebington High Sports College pupils have spent their spare time in sixth form coaching different sport activities in local primary schools and the community.

Little League Sports (LLS), a specialist education provider of sports coaching and education, partnered with the college to help give the students the chance to build their own professional overseas contacts in a bid to stand out from the crowd when it comes to applying for full-time employment in the industry.

After completing sixth form 18-year-old Jade Moore from Wallasey was offered the chance to coach children in the USA, Sri Lanka and China.

Unfortunately Jade couldn't take all three offers and decided to teach football in America for two months and then move on to Sri Lanka to coach different sports for a year.

Head of education at LLS Warren Dutton said:"I’m immensely proud of our year 13 coaches and am excited to see how they grow into their ambassadorial roles overseas.

"Their enthusiasm for learning has been infectious and they deserve every opportunity that comes their way."

Joining Jade in Colombo this September will be class mates Jordan Griffiths and Callum Abel who will spend their summer working in Baltimore and Texas.

Bebington High School headteacher Catherine Kelly said: "I am delighted by the success of our partnership with LLS and the opportunities it has provided for our students who come to us from North Wales, Cheshire and Wirral because of the unique programme we are offering.

"Our sixth form is in the top 5% compared to sixth forms nationally and this initiative serves to increase our outcomes even further, while offering our young people rich and diverse international opportunities."

Limited places are still available for 16-18 year olds with a passion for sport in this year's intake. 

If you know anyone who wants to become a global coach contact LLS by email: yourfuture@llsonline.uk or call: 0151 294 3229.