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Pre Academy Player – Bobby Colleran U7s

I would just like to inform you all of the loss of Bobby Colleran who tragically died in a road accident on the 24/10.

Bobby, the younger brother of Harry who plays in our Academy U9s was a brilliant little player who played with a smile on his face always.

Having been to Bobby’s funeral today 04/11 it was clear in a packed church that Bobby will never be forgotten and his heart will live on.

The Family of Bobby Colleran have now launched a fund in his memory to help raise awareness for children on our roads.

The NW elite Academy will be participating in the fund raising over the next couple of weeks. We have already started taking donations on Monday (03/11) at the Pre Academy and will also be collecting any donations on Thursday (06/11) at the Academy.

All at the NW Elite Academy would like to send our deepest Sympathy to the Colleran Family as Bobby has touched the hearts of many families in the Community and at the North West Elite Academy.


Phil Boyle – Centre Manager


Recent Graduates @ Welsh Academy’s

Over the last 4-5 months we have played a number of Welsh Academy sides at various agegroups, visiting some excellent facilities and also getting the chance to play on some 1st team grounds such as TNS, Airbus UK, Rhyl, Prestatyn.

Following this a number of boys have been requested to attend a trial who have impressed during the games or boys have shown an interest to try the Welsh League Academy football program.

The following boys have successfully come through a trial and have signed for Welsh Academy sides for the 2014/15 Season.

U11S Daniel Mitchell Airbus UK Academy
U13S Joseph Robinson Airbus UK Academy
U14S Ethan Galt Prestatyn FC Academy
U14S Sam Bennett Rhyl FC Academy
U15S Hayden Valance Rhyl FC Academy (playing in U16s)
U15S Connor Rankin Rhyl FC Academy (playing in U16s)
U15S George Rose Rhyl FC Academy (playing in U16s)

This is a great achievement and all at NW Elite Academy would like to wish them all the best of luck in their current football careers in the Wales Academy Program.

Well done to all the boys


Recent Graduate Oct 14 @ Oldham Athletic – Paul McNally / Adam Wood U12s

Following a U12S fixture in early September which was a very competitive game, our boys put on an excellent game which Oldham Athletic were very happy about as they were looking for a good test.

Shortly after the game was played, Oldham Athletic Academy contacted me to ask would 3 boys be interested in a trial.

The boys were immediately put on a 6 week trial and thrown straight in the following Sunday against Bury Academy.

Following that game they also got the chance to play against Academy opposition such as Man City, Rochdale, Wrexham and Carlisle.

Following a very successful trial, both Paul and Adam have now been offered a Contact as an Oldham Athletic U12s Academy player.

This is an excellent achievement and also opens up NW Elite Academy’s relationship with Oldham Athletic with our 1st Graduates with the club.

Paul and Adam are excellent footballers with a fantastic attitude and all at NW Elite Academy would like to wish them both the best of luck in there football careers at Oldham Athletic Academy.

Well Done to Paul and Adam.


Academy SAQ training – update for Season 2014/15

The SAQ sessions on a Wednesday evening have been growing from week to week and the boys who have been attending on a fortnightly basis I know will agree with me in saying the sessions have been excellent and very beneficial to player development.

Please see the next set of dates for your age group:

November 5th 6-7pm U11/12S 7-8pm U15/16S
November 12th 6-7pm U8/9/10S 7-8pm U13/14S
November 19th 6-7pm U11/12S 7-8pm U15/16S
November 26th 6-7pm U8/9/10S 7-8pm U13/14S
December 3rd 6-7pm U11/12S 7-8pm U15/16S
December 10th 6-7pm U8/9/10S 7-8pm U13/14S

As mentioned previously please text myself on 07738 000 581 if unable to make your age group.

If these dates are a problem however you can make another date, please let me know so we can accommodate – there is flexibility

Please make every effort to attend


Recent Graduate October 2014 @ 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.