The Nike Football Academy launches
They are some of the best non-professional players in the country. And last week, the very first members officially began their Nike Academy training.
Representatives from Nike and the Premier League welcomed the players. Then it was down to Academy Director Huw Jennings to explain exactly what he expects from them.
Former England striker Teddy Sherringham added some personal insights on what it takes to make it at the top level.
All the players signed official contracts, collected personalized Nike kit and met the teammates they’ll be training alongside as they all prepare for a shot as a professional player.
Next its off to Manchester United’s Carrington training ground for pre-season. Its a great chance for the team to benefit from truly world-class training facilities and hit the ground running.