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By Julie Teckman on 20 September 2018

So, the day’s arrived when you leave home to start a new life at the University that’s been sending you exciting emails for months, with the people who’ve been WhatsApping and Snapchatting you all summer and who’ll soon be like family to you. 

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By Eddie McGoldrick on 17 September 2018

It’s the start for an exciting new era for the Crystal Palace FC Foundation Academy. Northampton College is thrilled to be the Academy’s new education provider and we will be fielding two teams in then 2018/19 National Youth Football League – travelling up and down the country to play fellow Foundation Academies from some of the Premier League’s biggest names. Head coach, former professional footballer and Republic of Ireland international Eddie McGoldrick, has put together a squad of talented first and second year scholars who will be training full-time and continuing their studies at Booth Lane.

The first game of the season saw CPFC take on Burnley.

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By Eddie McGoldrick on 25 July 2018

When Gareth Southgate broke into the first team squad at Crystal Palace you’d have struggled to find anyone who thought he’d end up as an international footballer. If you’d have suggested he’d one day be the manager of an exciting, progressive England side, which reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, you’d probably have been laughed out of town.

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By Eddie McGoldrick on 11 June 2018

What have Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo all got in common?

Well, yes, they’re all fantastic footballers, they’re all prolific goalscorers and they’ll all be starring on the biggest stage of all this summer when the World Cup kicks off in Russia. But there’s something else that comes hand-in-hand with their incredible talent. Hard work.

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By Matthew Cox on 7 June 2018

The last time I wrote a blog piece I was just beginning the work experience I was given and even though I was excited I was also very nervous for what lay ahead. I had so many questions circling in my mind beforehand about the world of work but four weeks on from my first day of having a taste of working life I am now knowledgeable on what it will be like for the future.