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Recent Graduate @ Wigan Athletic – Charlie Jolley U14′s

In pre-season Charlie was invited to Wigan Athletic for a trial. Following this he was put on a 6 week trial which allowed him to play in some of the Academy games.

Following games against Academy opposition such as Burnley, Tranmere Rovers, Rochdale, Chester, Preston NE and Walsall, as a Trialist, Charlie is currently the Wigan U14S top goalscorer in Academy games played.

Following a very successful trial, there was no doubt that Charlie was now a valuable member of the Wigan Athletic U14s squad and with this has now been offered a Contract at Wigan Athletic Academy.

This is a fantastic achievement as well as Charlie continuing to represent his City for Liverpool Schoolboys.

Charlie is an excellent footballer with a fantastic attitude and all at NW Elite Academy would like to wish him the best of luck in his football career at Wigan Athletic Academy

Well Done Charlie.


SAQ training for the New Season 2014/15

Last Season the introduction of the SAQ sessions was a major success and helped dramatically in the individual players development.

This Season we are making this session compulsory as it will be just as important as the Technical session on a Thursday.

Therefore we expect all boys to attend if available – if unavailable you need to text Phil Boyle on 07738 000 581 as a register will be taken.

Also following some excellent feedback we have received regarding best time to do the session, we will be moving the night to a Wednesday between 6-8pm as the players will be more fresh instead of following on from a weekend of football.

Therefore please see below a timetable of agegroups / Dates:

September 17th 6-7pm – U8/9/10S 7-8pm – U13/14S

September 24th 6-7pm – U11/12S 7-8pm – U15/16S

October 1st 6-7pm – U8/9/10S 7-8pm – U13/14S

October 8th 6-7pm – U11/12S 7-8pm – U15/16S

October 15th 6-7pm – U8/9/10S 7-8pm – U13/14S

October 22nd 6-7pm – U11/12S 7-8pm – U15/16S

October 29th 6-7pm – U8/9/10S 7-8pm – U13/14S

Please make every effort to attend


Port Vale Academy – Harry Wilson U9′s

Following an U8′s game last season in March, Harry had an exceptional game and was asked would he be interested in attending the Port Vale Development Centre for a trial.

Harry accepted this offer and attended from April – May. At the end of the Season Harry was asked to attend the Academy for a trial at Pre Season.

Following some excellent performances for Port Vale, they also come to watch Harry play for NW Elite Academy U8s at the Keele Tournament on the 29th July which again he performed excellent and impressed the lead coaches from Port Vale.

Following the above Harry has been offered a Contract with Port Vale Academy and has accepted.

This is a great achievement and opportunity for Harry who has come on tremendous since joining the Academy at the beginning of last Season.

All at NW Elite Academy would like to wish Harry the best of luck in his football career at Port Vale Academy.

Well Done Harry.


Pre Academy – Issue of kit for Season 2014-15

To all Pre Academy players now signed and set up, we will be issuing the new kit at Cardinal Heenan School on Friday 29th August.

Please make every effort to attend and sort out as would like all boys to have kit for their return to training on the 1st September.

U7 / U8 / U9 (last season U6 / U7/U8s) – 6.00 – 6.30pm
U10s (last season U9s) – 6.30 – 7.00pm
U11 / 12 (last season U10/11s) – 7.00 – 7.30pm

If been sent the DD link and not yet completed, please do so asap.


Start dates / times for Academy & Pre Academy – Season 2014-15

Confirmation that our new 2014-15 Season is due to start shortly.

Please see dates and times for both Academy & Pre Academy:


Start Date: Thursday 28th August (Remember every age group moved up for new season)

  • 5-6pm – U8/9/10/11s
  • 6-7pm – U12/13/GK’s
  • 7-8pm – U14/15/16s (on a rota for 1 team on astro / 2 on 3G based on full numbers)

Pre – Academy

Start Date: Monday 1st September (Remember every age group moved up for new season)

  • 5-6pm – U7/8/9/10s
  • 6-7pm – U12/13s

Please text Phil Boyle 07738 000 581 if unable to make training


New Signings to the Academy – July 2014

Congratulations to the list of players below who have successfully come through the trial period and recently signed for the Academy in July 2014.

  • U9 Rhys Evans
  • U10 Jack Connelly
  • U11 Adam Wood
  • U12 Steven Jones
  • U15 Tom Verdin
  • U15 Thomas Clare
  • U15 Tyler Reddin

Well done to all and good luck in the Academy.


Promotion from Pre Academy – Academy

Congratulations to three of our Pre Academy players who after excelling in the Pre Academy were invited to attend some sessions with the Academy.

Following the sessions in July the three players(mentioned below) have been asked to sign on to the Academy Program and have all accepted.

  • U9 Rhys Evans
  • U10 Jack Connelly
  • U11 Adam Wood

We would like to congratulate the boys and wish them the best of luck in the Academy.


2013-14 U16′s in the Academy

As we all know gaining a contract with a Premiership or Football League Academy is a fantastic achievement however is considered a very difficult task especially when the boys are playing at the older age groups.

We have had some great success stories throughout the Season which you may of read about already.

However the task for us at NW Elite Academy is to develop players in a way that once they leave us after the Under 16′s year, they all go on to play at the best possible level above the grass roots football.

The main targets for the boys after Academy’s is to either play in the Youth Alliance League or the Welsh FA Youth.

Please see list below of players who have recently signed contracts for the following clubs

  • Reece Airey – Goalkeeper – Wrexham FC Scholarship
  • Jack Morton – Goalkeeper – Chester FC
  • Joe Savin – Defender – Chester FC
  • Andrew Harrison – Defender – Chester FC
  • Mattew Reddington – Defender – Prescot Cables FC
  • Scott Jackson – Defender – Prescot Cables FC
  • Sam Turnbull – Midfield – Prescot Cables FC
  • Chris Durkin – Midfield – Rhyl FC
  • Sean Keyes – Mid / For – St Helens Town

We have also a couple of additional players currently out on trial waiting for decisions to be made which we will let you know how they get on.

We would like to wish the boys the best of luck from all at NW Elite Academy and I am certain you will hear about the boys progressing over the next couple of years.


2014 – 2015 Season

Could you please take a look at the upcoming matches for the 2014 – 2015 games to be played after the Summer break in August (remember, you will have moved up an age-group).


Summer Break:- Academy

There will be no SAQ training on Monday 28th July due to the our end of season – Keele Tournament.

Also with U8/9/10/11/13S attending the tournament there will also be no training for these age groups on the Thursday evening.

Training however will be on for the U12/GKs/14/15/16s who will not be attending Keele.

Following next week we will be entering our 3 week Summer Break. Therefore there will be no training for the following weeks:

Monday 4th Aug & Thursday 7th Aug

Monday 11th Aug & Thursday 14th Aug

Monday 18th Aug & Thursday 21st Aug

Reason for the 3 weeks is the majority of the Centre have already text to confirm holidays over this 3 week period.

This means we will be doing as we did last year and having a longer summer break (when most are away) and training through the October / February half terms.

Luckily the 2013-14 Season went well regarding the weather will us only having the following breaks (none cancelled with the weather):

3 weeks in the Summer
2 weeks at Christmas
2 weeks at Easter

I will be in touch regarding End of Year reviews and start up meeting for 2014-15.

Also keep an eye on website for upcoming games.