Town footballer achieved his goals by completing learning journey

Each month we will be shining a light on some inspirational stories to promote our lifelong learning initiative, Swindon Learning Town. Swindon Town footballer Joseph Romanski kicks off our Learner of the Month series. Here is his story.

Published: Saturday, 19th January 2019

Eighteen-year-old Joseph credits the on and off-the-job training he received on his apprenticeship as the perfect platform to thrive as a professional football player. 

He made his senior debut for Swindon Town at the end of last season and scored his first professional goal for the club in a 3-2 win against Tranmere Rovers earlier this season. But it’s not just on the pitch where Joseph has impressed.

After gaining a Double Distinction in his Level 3 Sporting Excellence Apprenticeship last May, Joseph was then named in 'The 11' by League Football Education (LFE) for his outstanding apprenticeship achievements, before signing his first professional contract in June. 

Now part of the first-team squad at Swindon, he was described by former manager Phil Brown as having all “the tools available to build a successful footballing career”.

Swindon Learning Town is an initiative inspired by the UNESCO Learning Cities network.

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