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STUDENTS will be tasked with creating their own company as part of a unique challenge by a Portsmouth charity.

Faith and Football, supported by ex-Pompey favourite Linvoy Primus, will launch its 2013 Social Business and Enterprise Challenge at Fratton Park to hundreds of Year 9 pupils from 17 local secondary schools next week.

The project aims to help schools meet curriculum requirements for enterprise and work-related learning.

The competition challenges students to develop their entrepreneurial skills by creating a company made up of four to six students.

They must develop a product or service that they can successfully bring to market.

All profits made go towards supporting the work of Faith and Football in the UK, India, Africa and the Philippines.

Students must develop a complete business plan and demonstrate enterprise skills including teamwork, communication, problem solving, risk-taking, sales and marketing.

Judges will pick a winner in May. Winners will get a trip to Goa to visit the orphanage which benefits from the business profits.