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Manchester December Updates!

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The last week of December was full of great technique training and work. The boys did an amazing job of mastering the new skills.

Training hard.

The beginning of the week brought in the Futsal training, which is a type of ball control. It adds a great advantage on the field by using quick passes in tight areas. The Spanish academy has also had great success with this.

EduKick Manchester v. Liverpool (under 18 squad).

Later on during the week, the team started working on more communication and controlling the ball. Problems with ball possession and misunderstanding around the team have actually cost the Manchester guys four goals at the Liverpool game.

The Man of the Match was Miles Kibukosya.

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Blackburn Rovers v. Huddersfield Town.

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On Saturday the boys headed out to visit Ewood Park to check out the Champion fixture, the result being 1 – 1. It was a great way for the team to see the training and skill involved with playing a good game at the highest caliber.

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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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Manchester Soccer Academy Gains Attention

EIFA at Manchester

Soccer players (or football players, as they say overseas) ages 14-24 have a place they can go to learn and achieve their goals. It’s called EduKick International Football Association, and one of our best venues is in Manchester, England. Want to know more? Read on, watch the video below, then sign up for even more information!

Daily Coaching Sessions

Each day the student-players participate in daily coaching sessions where they are trained to be outstanding footballers in every aspect of their game. Not only that, but the individualized counsel they receive encourages them in their unique abilities. These times offer students the chance to try out a variety of surfaces and pitches to keep them aware and confident on any playing ground.

Fitness Suite

Access to a gym is a requirement for all athletes, and for EduKick Academy students, that means an entire suite of equipment, machines, personalized workout plans and one-on-one guidance. Our gym facility takes fitness seriously and is fully-equipped to provide a workout for every training requirement.

Professional Trials

Our student-players are all given opportunities and trials with professional clubs. In fact, each month we have a different pro-club come in and do a guest session where they can show the players what is expected of them and put them through their paces to get an idea of where the players stand. Because of these fantastic opportunities, every training session and guest session is gearing them up for a trial.

“I have travelled half way around the world from Australia to pursue my passion of playing football. I researched many academy’s in the UK and decided EduKick Manchester would be the most suitable academy for me, with their awesome training programmes and commitment to their students.

I arrived in January 2016, I am using this wonderful experience and opportunity to become the best footballer I can be with the intent of becoming a Professional footballer.”

Jarryd Poletto
19-year-old EduKick Manchester Academy Player

Academic Direction

As each player seeks a different track in life, we encourage them to follow the best academic course for that purpose. Full-time academic training includes courses like ESL, EFL, BTEC Sports Science, IGCSE, A-Level, and USA 8-12 Online Distance Learning, providing a wide variety of options for them to choose from in order to best prepare them for the future.

Classroom Soccer Training Sessions

Soccer excellence doesn’t begin and end on the pitch. We make it a point to teach progresssions and more cognitive concepts in a classroom where they can study the mental side of the game. Guest speakers are brought in monthly to encourage, inspire, educate and guide the players on to be the best in their personal lives and game.

Manchester: Football City

Football in Manchester is the sport of choice for its inhabitants. This culture of football greatness pervades the city, our academy and our student-players and coaches. To be here, is to love the game, and it makes us that much better as a football academy.

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Zaan U-16 National Team Call Up

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Manchester’s Own Zaan

EduKick Manchester’s Ismail Zaan, aged 15, has been selected to be captain of the Maldives U16 National team for the upcoming 2015 SAFF U-16 Championship tournament.

The tournament will be held in Bangladesh, India, August 7-16. Zaan attended EduKick Manchester Academy 2014/15 season and will re-join the academy for a second year after competing in the SAFF U-16 Championship tournament.

Everyone at EduKick is excited for Zaan to receive, not just the call up, but the honor of captaining his country.

Good luck Zaan!

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!

Christian Cantero Makes International Selection

EduKick Manchester Alumnus Scores!

EduKick Manchester is proud to announce that last month, one of our former players and students Christian Cantero, was chosen to play for his national side, Puerto Rico in a friendly with Canada in Bayamon.

Christian spent two years with the EduKick Manchester program, proving himself to be one of the most committed players while he was there.

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Christian did very well in his schooling and returned the following year to the UK (with our partner college Myerscough) to earn his degree in sports coaching. He played with a local team in order to keep up his football training.

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Soon after Christian returned home and started playing again, national selectors noticed him. The game against Canada was a great achievement for Christian, representing his home country in the game he loves.

On sharing this great news with EduKick Christian said: “This one goes for you and what I’ve learned through you guys.”

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“This is a fantastic example of what can be achieved if a player works hard, and that its hard work and commitment that can get you there.” – Edukick Manchester Director Mick Brennan

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Gurav Jagtap Heads to India

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We recently had to say goodbye to Gurav who is heading to India to progress his career in the game.

Gurav Jagtap, from India joined Edukick Manchester BTEC football program, in September 2014, to gain experience learn the English way to play. A great member of the team, he’s been focused, consistent and brought talent on the field.

He left to attend a trial with one of the Indian I League teams, and will continue his playing career back home.

“I have gained more knowledge about my position in midfield in my time here in Manchester and have improved a great deal, learned to play in the different conditions in the country both the weather and the physicality of the game.” said the young player. “I’ve enjoyed the culture and the whole experience and have made some great new friends whist I’ve been here, I’ve loved every minute of my time here, I’ll miss England.”

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All the staff and players wish Gurava all the best for the future, he will be missed this season on the program, but look out for him soon in the EduKick Manchester success stories as he tried to break into the Indian I-league!

His quote last fall about coming to EduKick Manchester proves true.

My aim is to play for my nation and to achieve a good level in a big club as a professional soccer player. I am very passionate about my game and want to just be a footballer. I believe that Edukick can support me to be a professional football player.


Football Career History:
● Junior level – (2003 – 2008)
A) U-16 State level Champions. (Maharashtra state, India)
B) U-17 District level Runners up.
● Senior level -2009
Participated at University level (Fergusson college team, Pune)
● Academy / Club Appearance
A) United Poona sports academy (2009-2012)
1) 2009-2010 season- 6 appearances with 2 goals scored.
2) 2010-2011 season- 10 appearances with 7 goals scored. (WON 2ND DIV> LEAGUE CHAMPIONS)
3) 2011-2012 season – 5 appearances with 1 goal scored.
☆ Participated in Futsal & cultural exchange programme in Singapore (South East Asia) in the year 2010 & 2011.
☆ Attended Santosh trophy camp.
B) Deccan Rovers F.C. – Associated with Venky’s Blackburn Rovers
2012- 2013 season- 10 appearances with 6 assist & 1 goal scored.

Current playing level- 1st Division PDFA (Pune District Football Association) league.

Good luck in all you do, Guarav!