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Season 2014-15s – NW Elite
We are just coming to the end of our 3rd Year at NW Elite Academy and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the players / Parents for their ongoing support at the Centre based at Cardinal Heenan School.
We are always looking to improve were we are and I believe 2014/15 Season we made great strides in making the Centre a great success improving on the previous Season.
Below shows some of the highlights of 2014/15 Season.
· Started the Season by taking a number of squads to the Keele Tournament
· Introduction of the SAQ which was 2 additional sessions a month to the Groups which has been a great working on the players SPEED / AGILITY / QUICKNESS to help in their development
· Introduction of a Pre-Academy from U7-12s who train on a Monday night (More details on this below)
· Organisation of Glasgow Trip for this Seasons U10-15s for the beginning of 2015/16 Season (21-24th August)
· 90 Competitive matches played at Academy Level
· 45 weeks of Academy Standard Syllabus completed for all players
This Season 2015/16 we are striving to keep improving and Continue to make NW Elite Academy an Environment where players can attend, Enjoy and develop.
Glasgow Trip 21st-24th August 2015 – Update 1
Just over 5 weeks now until we take a number of sides U10s-15s to the Heart of Glasgow to take part in an fantastic Football Tour Experience
Wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the itinerary (Subject to small changes over next couple of weeks)
Friday 21st August
· Leave Liverpool at 7am (meeting place to be confirmed)
· Check in to Hotel 12pm
· Training session with Rangers FC – Murray Park 1ST Team Training ground 3pm-5pm
· Evening Meal 7.30pm
Saturday 22nd August
Travel to Ibrox (Home of Rangers FC) 12.30pm
Attend Game – Rangers FC V Hibernian FC 3pm
Play game v Rangers FC Elite (Ibrox Complex) 6.30pm & 8pm
Evening Meal at Argyle House, Ibrox Stadium (overlooking pitch) 6pm & 8pm
Sunday 23rd August
· Play game v Kilmarnock FC Academy – Rugby Park (1st team Ground) 10am, 11.15am & 12.30pm (TBC)
· Celtic Park Stadium Tour 3.30-5.30pm
· Evening Meal 7.30pm
Sunday 24th August
· Depart Hotel 9am
· Training session with Celtic FC – Training Ground 10am-12pm
· Leave Glasgow at 1pm
· Arrive back in Liverpool between 5-6pm
All the above is subject to change however we believe this is very close to the final itinerary.
There will be a meeting mid-August (date TBC) to issue playing kit / tracksuits etc which you must attend – will send this date out shortly.
We are very excited at NW Elite regarding this Trip and see this as a start of something big regarding are players gaining these experiences further than in the North West.
Summer Break:- Academy
It will be the final session for the Academy on Thursday 16th July
Following Thursday 16th July, will be entering our 3 week Summer Break. Therefore there will be no training for the following weeks:
Thursday 23rd July
Thursday 30th July
Thursday 6th August
Academy will return on Thursday 13th August for the New Season 2015/16 (All age-groups will move up on return)
I will be in touch regarding End of Year reviews and start up meeting for 2015/16
Also keep an eye on website for upcoming games.
Summer Break:- Pre-Academy
It will be the final session for the Pre-Academy on Monday 20th July.
Following Monday 20th July, will be entering our 3 week Summer Break. Therefore there will be no training for the following weeks:
Monday 27th July
Monday 3rd August
Monday 10th August
Pre Academy will return on Monday 17th August for the New Season 2015/16 (All age-groups will move up on return).
I will be in touch regarding End of Year reviews and start up meeting for 2015/16.
Recent Graduate June 2015 @ Huddersfield Town – Thomas Sams U13s
Following an U13S fixture in late February which was a very competitive game, our boys put on an excellent performance at Huddersfield Town which was our 1st game against the Category 2 Academy.
In March after the game was played, Huddersfield Town Academy contacted me to ask would Thomas be interested in a Trial.
Thomas attended training and was put on a 6 week trial which would allow him to play against other Academy’s in their Games Program.
Thomas then got the chance to play against Academy opposition such as Bolton, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County and Burnley.
Following a very successful trial, Thomas was offered a Contract as a Huddersfield Town U13s (14s New Season) Academy player.
This is an excellent achievement and also opens up NW Elite Academy’s relationship with Huddersfield Town with our 1st Graduate with the club.
Thomas is 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 Huddersfield Town Academy.
Well Done Thomas.
Recent Graduate June 2015 @ Liverpool – Joel Skillen U9s
Joel joined Elite at the beginning of the 2013/14 Season as an Under 8.
During the U8s Season for the Academy Joel played against Liverpool , Wigan, Wrexham, Port Vale, Everton, Crewe Alex to name a few. In every game Joel was always 100% committed and put in an excellent performance no matter where he was asked to play.
Joel had a short spell with NW Elite Academy at U9s before he joined the Liverpool Academy Development Group. Joel continued to impress at Liverpool FC and was eventually promoted to the Elite Academy group at Liverpool Academy.
Following a short time in the group Joel was then offered a Contract as a Liverpool Academy U9s (10s next season) and has accepted the offer.
This is an amazing achievement and opportunity for Joel who has come on tremendous since the beginning of the 13/14 Season
Joel is an excellent footballer with a fantastic work rate, attitude and ability.
All at NW Elite Academy would like to wish Joel the best of luck in his football career at Liverpool FC.
Well Done Joel
Training / Playing Kit – 2015/16 Season
As our Season (2014/15) comes to an end late July, I can now confirm that we will be keeping with this seasons Sondico kit for a further Season (2015/16).
I understand that some players kits have seen better days or may have gone a bit small over the last few months.
To keep the cost to a minimum, I will be collating a list over the next 2/3 weeks for anyone who requires any replacement kit so the boys look smart during training / matches.
Please text me with the detail / sizes of kit you want and I will put in a bulk order ready for the New Season.
Recent Graduate May 2015 @ Preston North End – Rueben Edwards U8
Rueben joined Elite at the beginning of the 2014-15 Season having initially been signed up for the Pre Academy.
Within a month or so a place became available within our Academy at U8s so Rueben was Promoted to the Academy.
Following playing a number of games for the Academy against the likes of Crewe Alex, Wigan, Port Vale and Wrexham Academy there was now an interest from a number of Clubs who wanted Rueben to attend a Trial for a place in next Seasons U9s Academy Squad.
Rueben and his family decided that after going for a trial at Preston North End that this was the Club for him.
Following a short trial, Rueben has now been offered a Contact as a Preston North End Academy U9s player for Next Season and he has accepted the offer.
This is a great achievement and opportunity for Rueben who has come on tremendous since joining NW Elite Academy at the beginning of last Season.
Rueben 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 Preston North End.