Kacey Penn recently completed an Entry Level Business and Enterprise Qualification with Wigan Athletic Football Club, as a result of the course Kacey developed a real passion for football, her school attendance improved and she even became a Wigan Athletic fan.
Whilst visiting the training centre Kacey spent some time with the clubs Player Liason Officer and was so inspired she decided she would like to follow in her footsteps.
The club were so impressed with Kacey’s attitude to learning, enthusiasm and improvements she made with her school attendance that they decided to invite her back for a work placement.
Kacey spent the morning shadowing Karen and was fortunate enough to meet the players and watch them train. Here’s a snapshot of the morning and some comments from Kacey:
‘ I learnt a lot about what Karen does and that she’s really busy! She helps the players and their families settle into a new environment and spending time with her has inspired me to want to do this as a job when I leave school’