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100% Record in the League

100% Record in the League

Another fantastic performance from the Manchester team and another 3 points in the league. For the second game of the league season the team travelled to Oldham College, following a great 12-1 opening game victory. Head coach Matt had prepared the team for a tougher...

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Cup Success at Ellesmere

Cup Success at Ellesmere

The Academy Team at our Ellesmere Boarding School programme had a great win this week to progress into the next round of the county cup. In an Away fixture against Thomas Adams School then team gave an excellent performance that saw them progress into the next round...

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Alex Selected for the County Side

Alex Selected for the County Side

Alex Sharpe, one of our new signings to the Ellesmere football academy this season, has already been showing his ability and has been the first of the team to be spotted for a progression. Following in the footsteps of a number of our players over the past few years,...

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Dominant Start to the League Campaign

Dominant Start to the League Campaign

The IHM academy had an outstanding start to their first ever league season with a 12 – 3 victory away to Ashton Sixth Form college. This season is the first season the IHM academy have participated in a league structure, up until this season the academy teams have...

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Julian Signs Pro!

Julian Signs Pro!

We are delighted to announce one of our recent players at the IHM academy has signed professional forms in Italy. Julian Jenson, from the Netherlands, spent nearly 2 years with the IHM academy in the UK. He began with the coaching team over at the Ellesmere football...

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Academy Success Story – Archie Signs for Airbus

Academy Success Story – Archie Signs for Airbus

A massive congratulation to Archie Floate from our Ellesmere Academy who has signed for the Welsh side Airbus Broughton FC Archie joined the Ellesmere academy in 2018 and has been a strong member of the group for the past 3 years. Joining as one of the youngest...

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Player Success – James Signs for Airbus

Player Success – James Signs for Airbus

One of our first student players on the Ellesmere programme, James Prescott, has signed for Airbus FC in the welsh league after being with the Ellesmere academy since the start. James was one of the first players to sign up to the Ellesmere Academy when IHM &...

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Back On the Pitch!

Back On the Pitch!

IHM Academy are back on the pitch and it feels great. On Monday 29th March the nationwide restrictions on outdoor team sports was lifted and the players from the academy got the chance to meet again and train. It’s been a long year for the IHM players so far. Since...

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Jon Macken Speaks to the Players

Jon Macken Speaks to the Players

The IHM academy player have once again had a fantastic insight into the world of professional football and some first-hand advice from ex Manchester City Star Jon Macken. Whilst the current pandemic has meant we are unable to get out on the pitch to pay, it has given...

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An Inspiring Guest Session with Neil Mellor

An Inspiring Guest Session with Neil Mellor

This week at the IHM Academy we were delighted to be joined by Neil Mellor for a truly inspiring session on resilience for the players. Neil started his footballing career at Liverpool, famously scoring a last minute volley from outside the box against Arsenal. He...

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Julian’s success to Semi-professional Football

Julian’s success to Semi-professional Football

Julian Jensen joined the IHM academy football academy during the season 2018 – 2019. As a dedicated player, Julian relocated from his home country to train and study at our Ellesmere campus, working with our head coach, David Raven, on a daily basis to improve his...

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Fantastic insight into Analysis and Coaching

Fantastic insight into Analysis and Coaching

The academy players have had a fantastic insight to analysis and coaching at the highest level when David Lowe, First team coach at Blackburn Rovers FC and Stewart Heppinstall, lead analyst at Blackburn Rovers FC, joined us online to talk about their careers and roles...

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Guest Speakers from Championship Side Blackburn Rovers FC

Guest Speakers from Championship Side Blackburn Rovers FC

Today, Wednesday 27th January, we are delighted to welcome two guest speakers from Championship side Blackburn Rovers FC. David Lowe and Stewart Heppinstall will be joining our academy teams on zoom to talk about their careers in the game and their current roles in...

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David Raven Has Done It Again!

David Raven Has Done It Again!

IHM Football Academy, senior coach, David Raven, is this morning celebrating having helped get his team, Marine AFC, get through to the 3rd Round of the FA Cup. David was even made Man of the Match by the BBC football pundits covering the game! Taking on Havant &...

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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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IHM Student Player Nayan Signs First Pro Contract!

IHM Student Player 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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An IHM Victory in the Opening Game

An IHM 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 Football Academy

100% pass rate at IHM Football Academy

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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IHM Football Academy Showcase Success

IHM Football Academy Showcase Success

The IHM Football Academy 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...

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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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Online Support For Our Footballers

Online Support 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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