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IHM Coach, David Raven, To Play in FA Cup Match

IHM Coach, David Raven, To Play in FA Cup Match

We are extremely proud to announce that senior IHM coach, David Ravening, will be playing in the FA Cup 1st Round, streaming live on BBC television this weekend! David plays for Marine AFC and his team were drawn against Colchester United in the match which kicks off...

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Nayan Signs First Pro Contract!

Nayan Signs First Pro Contract!

21 year old Nayan, from India, was an IHM student player who left a lasting impression on all who met and worked with him. We always knew that he would achieve great things. And he didn't disappoint. Now Nayan is over the moon to have signed his first professional...

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A Victory in the Opening Game

A Victory in the Opening Game

Wednesday 23rd September 2020 (1.30pm KO) IHM Academy 4 – 3 Dragon Academy IHM scorers: Andrew x 2, Said x 2 The long awaited season opener took place at home for IHM when Dragon Academy visited. With some new and returning players, this fixture was always going to be...

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100% pass rate at IHM

100% pass rate at IHM

The results are in for the IHM BTEC students and once again its been a huge success with a 100% pass rate for the group. Over the past 6 months, in very challenging times, some of our IHM academy players have been working through their BTEC in sport qualification and...

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US Routes For IHM Players

US Routes For IHM Players

Throughout the season IHM invite a number of guest to the academy to give opportunities to our players. We are keen and passionate about ensuring all our students and players receive opportunities in both football and their academic progressions to set them for later...

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Second Virtual Showcase Goes Live!

Second Virtual Showcase Goes Live!

Following on from the success of the first IHM Virtual showcase in April we have a second Virtual showcase event. IHM stage showcase events in Manchester twice per season. It allows IHM student players to train and play in front of invited pro-club scouts. It gives...

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Showcase Success

Showcase Success

The IHM Virtual showcase has only being live for a week and we've already seen over 2000 hits on the site checking out the players highlights. From this we've already had 8 requests for connections to players to look at further opportunities, showing that the current...

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Celebrating Your 18th Birthday In Lockdown

Celebrating Your 18th Birthday In Lockdown

What a way to celebrate your 18th birthday! In the middle of a national lock down during a global pandemic! But thanks to the wonderful Sonola family who are hosting IHM Football Academy student player, Neddie, from Australia, the big day didn't go unnoticed. Neddie...

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Andrews Lockdown Training

Andrews Lockdown Training

With us entering into week 5 since we've all be together on the training pitch, the players from IHM are keeping active with their regular routines. Throughout the week IHM Director Mick Brennan has been sending emails with links and sample sessions for the players to...

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The IHM Football Academy Virtual Showcase Event

The IHM Football Academy Virtual Showcase Event

On Wednesday 29th April, IHM Football Academy were due to host the IHM "Showcase Event" in Manchester. This event is usually very popular with our enrolled student players. It allows IHM student players to train and play in front of invited pro-club scouts. It gives...

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Support Online For Our Footballers

Support Online For Our Footballers

As we enter week 4 without our players being out on the pitch due to the current world situation, the IHM footballers are still part of the team and receiving regular support and advice from the IHM Academy. Whilst studying from home on their BTEC, English, A-levels,...

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Archie Still Working Hard

Archie Still Working Hard

One of our youngest players from our Ellesmere programme is still working hard on his skills despite the current situation. Archie is one of our most enthusiastic and hard working players on the academy, always giving 100% in everything he does, working and competing...

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Will Mullock – Looking To Progress

Will Mullock – Looking To Progress

Our senior player at the IHM Ellesmere academy and last seasons player of the year, Will Mullock, is taking the initiative during his downtime at home and looking for opportunities to progress on in his game. Will has been with the IHM Academy at Ellesmere College...

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McDonald Wins Wakeman-Lambart Tie Award

McDonald Wins Wakeman-Lambart Tie Award

  16 year old McDonald, who attends IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College, has been awarded the Wakeman-Lambart House Tie Award. McDonald has demonstrated excellent academic and sporting achievement this year and has stood out amongst his peers in his contribution...

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League Campaign Ends on a High

League Campaign Ends on a High

Ellesmere Academy 7 - 2 Thomas Telford 4th XI The football academy played their final game of the league season and finished it off brilliantly, beating Thomas Telford 4th XI by 7 – 2. In very tricky conditions, with a gale force wind to compete with, it made for a...

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An Outstanding Performance in Manchester

An Outstanding Performance in Manchester

IHM ACADEMY 9 - 1 Isport ACADEMY The IHM academy senior team got back to winning ways in style last Wednesday, with an emphatic victory over Isports Academy. After what has been some frustrating results in recent weeks, where the score line just hadn’t justified how...

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Top Tips For Young Footballers 3 – Diet

Top Tips For Young Footballers 3 – Diet

Follow our series of top tips, following on here with number 3, to gradually but dramatically improve your game. It’s All About Your Diet You need to start to reflect on what food you are eating. What you put into your body will determine what you can expect to get...

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Top Tips For Young Footballers No. 2

Top Tips For Young Footballers No. 2

Follow our series of top tips, following on here with number 2 of 6, to gradually but dramatically improve your game. Work hard to improve and maintain your fitness  In addition to working at improving your on-the-ball skills, fitness is also a major factor. Without...

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Top Tips For Young Footballers

Top Tips For Young Footballers

At IHM Football Academy we believe in helping as many young footballers as possible to immediately start to improve their game. So, what do we recommend to help you to become a better footballer? Follow our series of 6 top tips, starting here with number 1, to...

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Said and Khon To Trial With Oldham Athletic FC

Said and Khon To Trial With Oldham Athletic FC

Thanks to IHM football academy coach, Chris Honor, two of our players will attend the Oldham Athletic FC Development Squad training session on Friday evening this week. Chris, who also scouts for League Two club Oldham, has been impressed by the spirit, attitude and...

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A TEAM performance wins the game in Manchester

A TEAM performance wins the game in Manchester

IHM Academy 4 – 3 Dragon Academy The IHM senior squad were back to winning ways this week with a fantastic performance which resulted in a late winner at home to Dragon Academy. From kick off the visitors started brightly, looking athletic and strong. It took IHM a...

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Another Home League Win For IHM at Ellesmere

Another Home League Win For IHM at Ellesmere

IHM Ellesmere 3 - 2 North Shropshire college It was another victory for the Ellesmere players in the U19's Shropshire league, to make it 7 wins in the league this season with 4 games to go, keeping the side in touch with the top spots in the league. It was a...

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How To Be A Great FOOTBALL TEAM MATE

How To Be A Great FOOTBALL TEAM MATE

At IHM Football Academy we encourage our young players to adopt the habits of good players. Here we share our top 5 tips to help our players become great team mates: 1 Put the team and their needs before yourself and yours 2 Appreciate the moments when your team mate...

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