Academy News

We are moving on up!

We Are So Excited To Be Moving! Exciting news as International House Manchester moves into brand new school premises in Manchester city centre! As IH Manchester has continued to grow, we have noticed the need for some extra space and improved facilities. So, from...

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US Soccer Scholarship Scout at IHM Football Academy

Tyrelle from Soccer Assist USA visits IHM Football Academy at Ellesmere College. He makes a presentation about soccer scholarships in the USA and watches the teams play a match. He was impressed by the level of play and identified 5 players who he invited to a further trial.

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Excursion To Championship Match

On Saturday the IHM Ellesmere College squad visited Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers FC as they took on Championship visitors, Sheffield Wednesday. Mid table Rovers are on a good run of results and so their 4-2 victory confirms their promotion ambitions to...

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3 IHM Players Called Up For Pro Trials

       IHM Football Academy are proud to announce the achievements of three young players. 17 year old IH Manchester goalkeeper, Marcell, recently held his own whilst trialling with Macclesfield Town FC Reserves. Marcell, who is already playing regularly for...

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Another IHM Victory!

Match Report   Weds 28 November 2018 Yesterday the squad took on a visiting team from Perth, Australia. The South Coast Baptist College. The team are currently on a UK tour. Prior to the game, both IHM and the touring group were involved in coaching sessions and...

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Champions League Football

Manchester City Visit Last week our academy players got the chance to see a live champions league game in Manchester. The IHM academy players went to the Etihad stadium as a team to watch Manchester City V Shaktar Donetsk, in a game that gave a whole host of goals,...

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PFA Session at Burnley

As part of our ongoing relationship with the professional footballers association once again our academy players were invited to one of the PFA coach education sessions. For a second time this term the players travelled to the home of premier league side Burnley FC to...

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Showcase Success

Francisco in Europe IHM Football Academy recently hosted the final football showcase event of 2018 in Manchester. 52 players took part. Over the past three years many players have been identified at our showcase events to go forward for trials with professional and...

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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...