Morecambe midfielder Kenyon goes back to school

Morecambe midfielder Alex Kenyon talks to football students at Myerscough College.
Morecambe midfielder Alex Kenyon talks to football students at Myerscough College.

A Morecambe midfielder has been back to school.

Alex Kenyon paid a visit to Myerscough College to give football students an insight into life as a professional.

The former Lancaster City man is one of several players to have gone from the college’s academy into the full-time game.

Kenyon spoke to Level 2 and Level 3 diploma football students about behaviour on and off the pitch, media and public relations, coaching feedback and analysis, training methods and dietary requirements.

He said: “It’s always great to come back to the college and see the staff and I was delighted to get the chance to speak to some of the current students to give them an idea of what life is like as a professional footballer.

“I have many fond memories of my time at Myerscough and thoroughly enjoyed my four years here, playing at a high standard within the College’s Leagues while also learning about football coaching and the wider football industry.

“It was the college that opened up the opportunity for me to become a professional footballer and in the future when my playing days are over, I also hope to be able to put the coaching qualifications I gained here to good use.”

After playing for Everton and Preston as a youngster, Kenyon came to the college initially on a Level 3 Diploma and progressed right through to Foundation Degree Level before signing a professional contract at Stockport County and then moving on to Morecambe in 2013.

Andrew Collins, Lecturer in Football and Sport at Myerscough College, said: “It is always great to see our former students, particularly when they have done as well for themselves as Alex has.

“We were delighted that he took the time to come in and talk to the students as well as to stay and watch the first team in action.”

The 22-year-old made the visit the morning after coming on as a second-half substitute in The Shrimps’ win over Mansfield.