A number of our Shadow Youth Team, Girls Post 16 Team and degree-level students had an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their hero today as Burnley FC manager and Manchester City legend, Vincent Kompany was at the Leisure Box in Brierfield.  

The boss’s visit was part of a presentation in his honour as he was inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.  

Vincent took the time to talk to our students about his illustrious career which includes lifting four Premier League titles, four League Cups and an FA Cup as skipper with Manchester City; his contributions to the Belgian national team, attaining an impressive 89 caps having debuted in 2004 aged only 17; and his recent successes as a manager, winning the EFL Championship with Burnley alongside being recognised with the Manager of the Season award.  

The students also had the chance to ask their own questions of the new National Football Museum Hall of Famer during a Q and A section, where Vincent detailed some of the more iconic moments of his career such as his thunderbolt goal against Leicester City in 2019. 

The students were thrilled to have taken part in the experience this morning, many of whom were not aware of who the guest of honour was until his arrival. This amazing opportunity was made possible through the partnership between Nelson and Colne College Group and Burnley FC in the community. 

If you would like to know more about our Shadow Youth Team or Girls Post 16 courses, then click on this link or call our friendly admissions team on 01282 440370.