Back in 2004, the football clubs Boldklubben Fremad Valby and BK Frem, together with the handball club Ajax – all based in Copenhagen – experienced a recurring issue: many of their talented players chose to move away to a continuation school in another part of the country. As a solution, they decided to start their own continuation school with the ambition to create a unique set-up for students. “Our coaches have experience from the highest level and bring a great deal of expertise to the training sessions. We also have physiotherapists, who can give the students a screening or a treatment each morning if needed,” says Mads Unger Mikkelsen, principal at Københavns idrætsefterskole (KIES).

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