Academy News

Summer 2020 Two week Talent I.D. Camp Launched

Summer 2020 Two week Talent I.D. Camp Launched

Young football players and their parents often have lots of questions that can remain unanswered: What is my true potential as a player? How far can I take my game? How do I compare against other elite players from the UK and around the world? How can I study and also...

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Head Coach David Raven Attends Midfield Masterclass

Head Coach David Raven Attends Midfield Masterclass

Yesterday, IHM at Ellesmere College Head Coach, David Raven, attended a Midfield Masterclass delivered by some stars of the midfield. An in-depth presentation in the morning was led by Michael Beale (Rangers Assistant Coach), before Scot Gemmill (Scotland Under-21s...

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Aykhan Trials With Blackburn Rovers FC

Aykhan Trials With Blackburn Rovers FC

Exciting times for Aykhan, aged 15 years from Azerbaijan as he attends a trial at English Championship club, Blackburn Rovers FC. Aykhan was spotted by the Rovers' scout at IHM's recent Showcase Event on Monday 21 October. Director of Football, Mick Brennan, was very...

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James And McDonald Nominated for Shropshire County Trials

James And McDonald Nominated for Shropshire County Trials

  Congratulations to two of our IHM Football Academy players from our Ellesmere College site who were nominated for the county trials in Shropshire. James Prescott and McDonald Ferguson both attended the trials for the Shropshire Schools and College Association. Both...

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Darren Fletcher Delivers Guest Coaching at IHM

Darren Fletcher Delivers Guest Coaching at IHM

Today was very special for the young players in the IHM Football Academy squad. Ex Manchester United and Scotland player, Darren Fletcher, led a specialist coaching session this afternoon on counter attacking and quick shooting. The drill was repeated getting...

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Championship Players To Provide Guest Coaching at IHM

Championship Players To Provide Guest Coaching at IHM

IHM Football Academy are excited to announce that tomorrow, during our scheduled training session, we will host some current Championship players. These players will be leading the session as part of their coach education programme with the PFA (Professional...

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Glenn is Crowned Player of the Month

Glenn is Crowned Player of the Month

It was fantastic to see Glenn, aged 17 years from Ghana, crowned Player of the Month for October. This is Glenn's 2nd academic year at IHM at Ellesmere College and he has taken on board everything that Head Coach, David Raven, has told the squad. David said that Glenn...

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IHM Manchester Squad Visit The Cliff

IHM Manchester Squad Visit The Cliff

Today and tomorrow members of the IHM squad are visiting the Cliff, the Manchester United Youth Academy training ground. The players are being coached by professional players who are taking their football coaching badges. It is a PFA (Professional Footballers...

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Showcase Event A Great Success

Showcase Event A Great Success

Yesterday, Monday 21st October, IHM Football Academy held its in-house Showcase Event for a total of 55 student players from all three schools: Abbey College Manchester, Ellesmere College and IH Manchester. This year the event was held at the Armitage Sports Centre, a...

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1st Team draw 4-4 against Mossley FC Development Squad

1st Team draw 4-4 against Mossley FC Development Squad

This was a hard fought game that IHM dominated. The 4-4 result didn't reflect this fact. IHM's efforts soon led to them being 2-0 up. The game then went to 2-2 and the score line stood at 4-2 to IHM with just 10 minutes left. However, IHM conceded a further two goals...

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What a goal!

What a goal!

The IHM 1st Team played a friendly fixture against a local Bolton Wanderers FC youth side. IHM were 3-0 up by the half time...

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MIFA 1- 3 IHM Match report

MIFA 1- 3 IHM Match report

Opponent Venue Date MIFA Salford Sports Village Thursday 26th September 2019 IH Manchester played their first game of the new season against MIFA at Salford Sports Village this morning. It was a great chance for the IHM coaching team to see how the players have...

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IHM Unveils the New Veo 180 degree Video Filming System

IHM Unveils the New Veo 180 degree Video Filming System

We are really excited to announce the arrival of our brand new Veo remote video camera. Sitting on a 3 metre high tripod, the camera automatically follows the ball and so the action. With a full 180 degree scope of vision and multiple cameras within, this state of the...

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IHM at Ellesmere College 11 – 0 Haberdashers Adams 2nd XI

IHM at Ellesmere College 11 – 0 Haberdashers Adams 2nd XI

An excellent performance from the IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College team saw them blow Haberdashers Adams 2nd XI away! Rarely was Seb troubled in goal, and the game was controlled from start to finish by IHM Ellesmere. Throughout the game, the players showed...

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How to Evaluate a Football Academy

How to Evaluate a Football Academy

Introduction Back in 2006, when IHM Football Academy was founded, private football academies were a rare thing. Nowadays, they are starting up, and closing down, at quite a pace. Increased competition is a good thing for the consumer, it drives innovation and pushes...

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2 week Talent I.D. football programme worked for Sam

2 week Talent I.D. football programme worked for Sam

Sam is 19 years old and from Australia. He has got a UK passport and is a British citizen. Sam has come over to IHM with his dad and was initially enrolled onto the 2 week Talent I.D. programme. However, things have gone well for Sam and so he has decided to stay on...

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Frank Sinclair Provides Guest Football Coaching Session

Frank Sinclair Provides Guest Football Coaching Session

Frank Sinclair Provides Guest Football Coaching Session on Talent I.D. Camp Former Premier League defender, Frank Sinclair, will next week be passing on a few tips to budding young footballers on the Talent ID course at IHM Football Academy next week. Sinclair, who...

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