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Manchester Academy Update

Many things have been happening at EduKick Manchester

At least three coaching sessions and another game have happened in a week. Wednesday had a home game with Hopwood Hall, and the players are excited to play even more.

Here are some recent pictures from our guys.

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English Soccer Academy Student Goes Pro

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Congratulations to Chafik!

Edukick Manchester 2014/15 Year Long participant Chafik Naceri, age 18, from Algeria has recently completed a successful trial with Spanish Second Division club AD Alcorcon.

Chafik has signed a contract – pending visa clearance – to initially join the Second Division Club Reserve Squad who just finished the 2014/15 in second place of the Spanish 3rd Division Region 7 League.

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During the trial, Chafik played in two friendly matches against teams from Real Madrid and Getafe. His performances convinced AD Alcorcon Head Coach to make him part of the 2015/16 Squad.

At EduKick, we’re all about the big chance, and for Chafik, it came through. Great work and good luck, Chafik!

EduKick Manchester: Hearing From the Experts

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Professional Advice

Throughout the year, our EduKick International Acadmies, including Edukick Manchester, bring in the professional people of football. The criteria for this is a successful or lifetime involvement in the sport, local coaches, staff, players and key team members who make it happen.

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Real Life Stories

In this case, we brought in Keith Rees to give real life stories and advice to the players. Keith is the Development and Recruitment Officer as well as Goalkeeper for Everton FC. He is a major participant in the English football system.

Keith spent the whole day at the school and spoke for an hour with the players. He offered them them insight into the values and ethos of the academy at Everton FC. He unfolded for them how communication works between staff and players about expectations and performance.

Pictures of our fantastic 2014/2015 year.

Neil Garside, EduKick Manchester Head Coach/BTEC Tutor, spent the last few months on these topics, so it helped to cements these principles into the minds of the student players.

Future Opportunities

As with all the experts we bring in, Keith’s wealth of knowledge brought much to the table. Not only his knowledge of the game, but also what he’s learned from his role at Everton, as an FA assessor of coaches, as a coach mentor, having worked with many top level players and working with Team GB at the Olympics.

We look forward to seeing Keith again, in 2015, as he has invited us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Academy.

Great Seats to the Big Game

Watch one of the best moments of the Burnley Football Club alongside EduKick Manchester students.

In the Premier League against Aston Villa, Danny Ings scored a late penalty for Burnley FC. One of the Edukick Manchester International Players caught it on camera. All the Edukick Manchester players were at Turf Moor as part of the ultimate soccer academy experience.

Prior to rooting for the Clarets, the student-players had trained heartily in anticipation of a session with the Burnley FC coaching staff. Outings like this are all part of the package at all EduKick International Academies.

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