Academy News

The Making of a Football Training Session

Parents, players and Educational Tour Operators or study travel agents often want to know; "How does the football coaching work?" They are familiar with the format of an English lesson, but can't imagine how a coaching session will go. They can evaluate a school via...

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“The big games bring the best out of people”

From Liverpool, David went up to the Scottish Highlands to play for Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Inverness were in the Scottish Premier League at the time and David spent 5 years of his playing career there. David looks back on this period of his career with...

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IHM Team Win Independent School Mini-Tournament

Yesterday, Wednesday 3 April, two teams from IHM Football Academy took part in a 7 a-side mini-tournament organised by Abbey College Manchester. ACM is a high achieving independent school, offering GCSE, A level and International Foundation Programme courses for...

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4 IHM Players Invited to Trial With Cheshire Lines FC

Breaking News! 4 of the IHM squad; Marcellus, Yusuf, Unaiz and Elijah have been selected to trial with the Cheshire Lines Football Club on Saturday 30 March. Hungarian Goal Keeper, Marcell, was also invited along but was unable to attend as he is already playing for...

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David Lowe – Guest Coach/Speaker

David Lowe, the head coach at Championship side Blackburn Rovers Football club, visited the academy last week to share his experience, talk to the players and lead them in a session at our new training facility. David’s career began at Northwest side Wigan athletic,...

Dave Bailey – Guest Speaker

Manchester United Football Scout Puts Players Through Their Paces The IH Manchester Football Academy students at Ellesmere college welcomed David Bailey, Manchester United Assistant Lead Phase Scout, to chat about what clubs look for in emerging talent followed by a...

More Success! Will training with Crewe Alexandra FC

Following the showcase event a few weeks ago Will Brookshaw has been invited to train with the academy at Crewe Alexandra Football Club. Will who is 14 and one of the goal keepers at the academy will now train and be assessed by the Crewe Coaching staff and pit...

Another Guest Session From A Current Pro Player!

This week saw another pro player come into the academy at Manchester to share his experience and knowledge with the young players. Brian Wilson, currently a first team player at league one side Oldham Athletic, visited the academy to lead the boys in a series of...

Academy team visits St George’s Park

This week the academy players visited the training ground of the England football team St George’s Park. Academy players were warmly welcomed by the staff and given an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the impressive £105 million, 330 acres training facility. St....

Michel’s Football & Academic Success

Michel Bou Farah studies and trained with the IH Manchester international Academy during the 2014/2015 & 2015/2016. A dedicated player and student Michel was always one to work hard and try to improve by that small percentage each week, his aim was to make a...

Premier League Ace Frank Sinclair Visits Academy

Former Premier League defender who has worked under the likes of Glenn Hoddle, Martin O’Neill, Gianluca Vialli and Ruud Gullit visited our academy at Ellesmere College to oversee training and pass on his experiences to academy players. Frank Sinclair, who helped...