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Recent Graduates April 2014 – Aaron Cummins / Ben Winstanley @ Chester FC Academy U9s

Following an U9s match v Chester FC early March the above two boys had an excellent game and impressed the Chester FC coaching staff.

Since then both Aaron and Ben have been on trial with the Chester FC, continued to impress and have been invited to take part in there games program.

Following another fixture against Chester FC at the Swansway Stadium on the 6th April both boys successfully come through their trial period and have been offered a Contract at Chester FC.

The comments from Chester FC are that Aaron has given them a new attacking dimension as he is very direct and Ben (Goalkeeper) has very safe hands has given them some defensive stability which has given the defence a lot of confidence during games.

This is an excellent achievement and NW Elite Academy would like to wish Aaron and Ben the best of luck in their football career at Chester FC Academy.


New signings to the Academy – March 2014

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

U9s – Bradley Marsh
U10s – Daniel Brown
U14s – Morgan Clement

Well done to all and good luck in the Academy.


Invitation to play at the Swansway Stadium (former Deva Stadium) v Chester FC Academy

On Sunday 6th April we were invited to play Chester City at the above stadium which is home of Chester FC 1st team

The was a full day of football with all age groups U8s to U16s given the opportunity to play between 9.30am and 7pm.

Just under 100 boys from the Centre stepped out to play during the day which was a fantastic experience and I believe something the boys will remember for a long time.

All games were very competitive and all played in a fantastic spirit cheered on by a good crowd.

This opportunity come to us as a thank you from Chester FC who we have hosted a number of times during the winter months and also because they have benefited with a large number of boys from the NW Elite Academy now developed and playing for Chester FC.

This was a fantastic gesture from Chester FC and I’m sure we will be working closely with them in the future to help develop more players.

NW Elite would like to say a Big “THANK YOU” to Chester FC Academy for this wonderful experience for all the boys.

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Recent Graduate – Reece Airey U16s Goalkeeper @Wrexham Academy

Following a successful trial with Wrexham since December 2013, Reece has impressed in his short time at the club and not only has he been offered to sign, he has been offered a 2 year Scholarship.

This is a fantastic achievement as following decisions made last week on the existing U16s group at Wrexham, only 6 boys were offered the Scholarship with Reece being one of them

Reece is an excellent goalkeeper and all at NW Elite Academy would like to wish him the best of luck in a very bright future at Wrexham FC.


Recent Graduate – Liam Blundell U10s @ Wigan Athletic Academy

Liam joined Elite as a new recruit within the Pre Academy on a Monday Evening. After a couple of weeks it was apparent that Liam had a talent and as he was promoted to the full Academy he was then taken in on Trial with Wigan Athletic Academy.

Over the last couple of months, Liam has attended Wigan Athletic and due to their training being on the same night as the Academy, Liam kept attending the Pre Academy on a Monday night and continued to impress.

Following a successful trial Liam has been offered a Contract at Wigan Athletic Academy following recent games v Wrexham, Port Vale etc.. scoring a number of goals in each occasion and playing outstanding.

Liam is an excellent player and this is a fantastic achievement.

All at NW Elite Academy would like to wish Liam the best of luck in his football career at Wigan Athletic Academy.


Recent Graduate – Luis Johnson @ Preston North End Academy

Back in November the U11s had a game v Everton Development Centre. The day of the game Everton rang me and asked could the Head of Recruitment come to watch our boys.

This was a very successful night for the Academy as not only did we put in an excellent performance, one of our boys Luis Johnson was asked to attend a trial at Preston North End Academy.

Following a 6 week trial before and after the Christmas break Luis has now been offered a Contract at Preston North End Academy.

This is a great achievement and has now opened up talks with Preston NE regarding organising some future fixtures.

Luis is an excellent footballer and all at NW Elite Academy would like to wish him the best of luck in his football career at Preston North End Academy.

Well Done Luis.