Our Academy Ethos
- To ensure that each student player dedicates the same commitment, perseverance and personal discipline to academic achievement as they do to football success.
- To instill in all players the importance of always demonstrating a professional, sporting and respectful attitude towards coaches, teachers, match officials and their peers.
- To develop and nurture each player's ability to achieve their full potential, both as an individual player and as a member of a team, whatever that level that may be.
- Whilst young players will be encouraged to develop a winning attitude they will also be shown how to lose with good grace and take positives from failure.
- To familiarise student players with the particular culture of English football, both on and off the pitch.
- Each player will be actively encouraged to develop an individual career plan. Student players will be introduced to a wide range of possible football related career paths, beyond the professional game, in order that they may continue to have career choices available they move thorough school and onto higher education.
Those that attend the Football Academy are able to benefit from:
- First class facilities
- High level coaching
- Regular competitive football
- Academic support
- Regular structured training
- Talent identification in front of scouts, pro club coaches and academy personnel
- Pathways to football related professions via Higher Education
"We are trying to help our young players form a strong idea of where they want to go in football. What positions they want to play, how they want to play, and what style of football they want to play.
We implement a belief in them to push on in their career, whatever that may be. Whether that be at a high level football or playing in a lower league. Everything we do is designed to improve our young players' technical ability and understanding."
Jon Macken, Former Manchester City & Preston North End Forward.
Ellesmere Football Academy Brochure
Edukick Football Academy Presentation - 15.02.17
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