I am having very limited success so far in securing an ACA Training contract for 2009. Prior to going to university my ambition was always to be a professional footballer and I was lucky enough to have had this opportunity in the years following my A-Levels. However, I do not believe that I did nearly as well as I could have at A-Level, mainly as I focused strongly on football at the time, as I played with a football league club whilst at school. Therefore I do not seem to meet many firms’ requisite UCAS criteria although since being released from football I have been to university and gained a First Class Honours degree in Economics and a Postgraduate Distinction in Global Business from a top UK business school and therefore my A-Levels are not nearly a true reflection of my academic ability. Most firms are holding my A-Level performance against me though and it is now quite disheartening as I do not want my recent hard work to go to waste. Does anyone know what I could do etc?? Doors are closing fast for me now.