FA Womens Football Apprentice & Business Administrator at SGS College, Nicky DeBonis, is reaping the benefits of an Apprenticeship at SGS.
Aged 21, Nicky has been involved in football since the age of 3 and has had a range of roles within football including playing, officiating, coaching, managing and being a committee member for clubs. Naturally she knew that she wanted her career to be within the industry.
“I decided to do an apprenticeship to receive the opportunity of gaining further qualifications to support me in the future, alongside gaining practical on the job experiences and knowledge.
“Within my role I am supporting with the development of football throughout SGS College. I am really enjoying it and get to create opportunities for individuals to get involved in football provision at a range of different levels. I am also the Business Administrator for the Sports Academy within SGS College, where I am required to complete a range of tasks on a daily and weekly basis for the department, as well as supporting the coaches and members of staff within the department where necessary.
“Outside of work I am currently involved within several volunteer roles including being the Manager for Bishops Cleeve Development Men's Team, being a coach mentor for Bishops Cleeve Colts, and being part of Gloucestershire FA's Ambassador Programme. I am also currently studying towards a degree in Business Management, specialising in accountancy.
“I have now been offered the position of Academy Administrator and Football Officer at SGS once my apprenticeship has finished which I am so pleased about and accepted straight away. I am very excited for the future and will also be continuing my professional development through the studying of my degree, further developing and improving my knowledge and experiences, allowing myself to utilise these in the future.”