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Wrapping Up at Ellesmere Academy

Wrapping Up at Ellesmere Academy

The players at IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College are gearing up for the final stretch of the season. As they enjoy their break over Easter, let's take a look back at the season so far and see what's in store for the last term. The 203/2024 season started...

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Football Tournament in Manchester

Football Tournament in Manchester

Last Friday, international footballers in Manchester, who were part of the IHM Football Academy, had a special day. Stockport County invited them to join a day-long event at Stockport Sports Village for matches. The event took place at the impressive facilities of...

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Ellesmere’s Gameday Trip

Ellesmere’s Gameday Trip

IHM Football Academy believes it's important for players to see live games in the UK to understand the standard of play. This weekend, Ellesmere players had an exciting opportunity to do just that and watch their coach in action. Brandon Hall, the lead coach at...

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Vital Post Match Routine

Vital Post Match Routine

At the IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College, coaches make sure players stick to a professional routine for top performance and fitness. They know when to rest and when to push hard. After each match, players follow a routine to stay fit and avoid injuries. This...

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Player of the Month – Vittorio Pandini

Player of the Month – Vittorio Pandini

The February Player of the Month in Manchester is goalkeeper Vittorio Pandini. This season, Vittorio has excelled in goal for the IH Manchester academy team, making this award long overdue. A towering presence in goal, Vittorio possesses outstanding shot-stopping and...

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Sean Lai Named Player of the Month – February 2024

Sean Lai Named Player of the Month – February 2024

During February and throughout the season, Sean has worked hard on improving his game. He's shown significant progress recently. Sean always comes to training sessions with a positive attitude, eager to participate, contribute, and support his teammates of all ages....

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Putting in the Work at Training

Putting in the Work at Training

In Manchester, at the IH Manchester International Football Academy, the players are back in training after a well-earned rest for the half-term break. The majority of the players at the academy are studying an academic course at our partner college, Abbey College....

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Setting Sights on the US

Setting Sights on the US

At IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College and in Manchester, we help players progress in their game and consider opportunities like US scholarships. "Soccer Assist" partners with us, offering talks and services for players interested in studying and playing in the...

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Meet Football Coach Harvey

Meet Football Coach Harvey

At our IHM at Ellesmere College Football Academy, to highlight our motivated and talented coaching team we'd like to introduce you all to football coach Harvey Lewis. Harvey started with the academy at Ellesmere this season and has been a welcome addition to the team...

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Player spotlight – Ramsey Jemba

Player spotlight – Ramsey Jemba

This week, we're putting the spotlight on Ramsey Jemba at the IHM Football Academy in Manchester. Ramsey joined IHM in September 2021 while studying for his GCSEs at Abbey College in Manchester. He's been dedicated both on and off the pitch, emerging as a standout...

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Attending Live Football in Manchester

Attending Live Football in Manchester

The IHM Football Academy program includes attending live games to see various levels of UK football and experience the atmosphere. This week, players went to watch FC United, a level 7 team located near Manchester city centre. Coaches believe it's crucial for players...

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Football Portfolios

Football Portfolios

The IHM Football Academy in Manchester supports its players by helping them build portfolios for future opportunities. The focus is not only on on-field skills but also on off-field development through seminars. Players attended a recent session in Manchester, part of...

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Player spotlight

Player spotlight

Meet Archie, our spotlight player this week. Archie Floate is one of our longest-serving players at the IHM at Ellesmere College Football Academy. He joined the program in year 7, and now in the sixth form, he has consistently improved each year. Starting in September...

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Football Portfolios

Football Portfolios

This week at Ellesmere College, the student players focused on building their portfolios in seminars led by IHM Football Academy consultant, Mick Brennan. Mick reviewed player CVs, offering examples for improvement, and delved into the main session on creating...

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Player Spotlight – Meet Juan

Player Spotlight – Meet Juan

Welcome Juan! Juan is the focus of this month's player spotlight. Juan Andres Chapero Comin has just completed his first full week at the IHM Football Academy. Hailing from Argentina, Juan is on a 10-week program, dividing his time between studying English for 15...

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Back in Manchester

Back in Manchester

After a well-deserved Christmas break, the players are returning to Manchester to kick off the year with a term filled with action. Head coach Sam is eager to get the players back on the pitch and into action after the three-week break. Hopefully, all the Manchester...

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First term at IHM Football academy

First term at IHM Football academy

As the IHM Football Academy Manchester players bid adieu for a well-deserved Christmas hiatus, we sat down with Head of Football, Sam, to glean his insights on the first term at IHM Football Academy. Sam expresses his elation with the term, highlighting the players'...

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First Semester at IHM Football Academy

First Semester at IHM Football Academy

First Semester at IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College The kickoff to the 2023/2024 football season at IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College has been full of excitement. In the first semester, players received top-notch coaching from the academy staff, heard...

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Football CV

Football CV

This week, players from IHM Football Academy, spanning both Manchester and Ellesmere locations, gathered online for the third session in a series of progression support led by academy football consultant Mick Brennan. Mick virtually convened with the players to share...

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Meet IHMFA Coach Farid

Meet IHMFA Coach Farid

Farid El Karfa is one of the lead coaches at IHM Football Academy. As a UEFA A qualified coach with over 16 years of experience, Farid is perfectly placed to work with, mentor and develop the international players at our academy. Farid started...

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IPSO Scouts at Ellesmere

IPSO Scouts at Ellesmere

This week saw the International Professional Scouting Organisation (IPSO - https://ipsofootball.com/) scouts visit IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College, to meet the players, watch the games, present to them about what scouts look for and prepare an individual...

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US Football Scholarships

US Football Scholarships

For many aspiring young football players from around the world, the US scholarship route is a fantastic option which allows them to both continue their studies and play soccer at the highest level. IHM Football Academy are delighted to partner with the UKs leading US...

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Ellesmere Players Win County trials

Ellesmere Players Win County trials

Five of the younger IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College players had the opportunity to trial for the county side this weekend. This provided a wonderful chance to represent the county at the end of the season, in the world famous Gothia Cup. Daniel Saez-Bentley,...

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Goalkeeper Training in Manchester

Goalkeeper Training in Manchester

You're In Safe Hands In Manchester Goalkeeper training in Manchester is really paying off for Andrea after his move from Basketball. Andrea Melica is one of the IHM Football Academy goalkeepers and has been working hard with Head of Football, Sam, to improve and...

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Training Camp and Team Bonding at Ellesmere

Training Camp and Team Bonding at Ellesmere

The final week of half term at Ellesmere College saw the return of "Expeditions Week" in school. This provides the opportunity for a full week IHM Football Academy training camp and team bonding activities. As part of the Ellesmere enrichment programmes, the whole...

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Players Setting Their Goals

Players Setting Their Goals

This week at the IHM Football Academy, the players were involved in the second part of the opportunity and progression seminars with our football consultant Mick Brennan. Both sites (Manchester & Ellesmere) came together virtually, via video call, for the afternoon...

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