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.


  1. wahabsidu November 4th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    My name is Wahab Seidu.I live in Tamale Ghana.
    i was born on the16th of June 1995

    gh.I am a gaolkeeper.I started playing football in my community then in my school.It was in my school that i won the best goalkeepr in my region.My current team is Countryside Football club also known as CFC.I am from Ghana in the northern part.I am the only boy in a family of five..Hope to hear from you sooner or later.
    Yours sincerely,
    Wahab Seidu,

  2. Denis Hoxha November 15th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Hi! My names is Denis Hoxha.I live in Ferizaj Kosovo.I was born on the 24 July 1993.

    I am a Left Midfield or Striker.I started to play footall in Norway when i go from Kosovo in Norway because in Kosovo was war so i and ma family goes in Norway for help.When I go there norwegian see my talent and say to me play football.My family come backs in Kosovo but i dont like because here have not help me for football.In my comunity i play football.My corrent team is K.F FERIZAJ.And last year i won the best player in my city.I am from Kosovo.I go to job to sells cigarets to win some money and give to my family because they havent.I will go to the on academy and to bo one players.Hopte to her my history from you .
    Please help me i went you all 😥
    I hope my dream to be reality. 😥

    Denis Hoxha

    Kosovo,Ferizaj rr.Enver Hadri Nr.21 GOOD BYE…

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  4. fayowole February 4th, 2011 at 5:12 am

    will like to join your academy
    i am a NIGERIAN

  5. chinedu john March 29th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Am a nigerian it will be dream come true to join your academic.please helpppppppppppppppppp.

  6. ifie prince sylva April 21st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    am a midfilder currently in malaysia,i want to be part of your academy, norway is great place to stay,played for youths fund back in nigeria,that won the 2004 norway cup, am sixteen years old from bayelsa state hope to hear from you,thanks

  7. ifie prince sylva April 21st, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    am a midfilder currently in malaysiaa,i want to be part of your academy, norway is a great place to stay, played for youths fund back in nigeria,that won the 2004 norway cup, am sixteen years old from bayelsa state hope to hear from you,my email phone number 0192824275 thanks.

  8. raphael olukunle May 1st, 2011 at 11:32 am

    my name is Raphael olukunle,i will love to play football in Europe and i will love you guys to help me out with any means possible,i am 17yrs old and i am a Nigeria……Weight:55 Height:170 Position:FORWARD and this is my mail

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