Young players sitting in the school hall listening to a speech

Ellesmere Football Academy Michaelmas Term Review 2018


Ellesmere 5 – 0 Lakelands

1st game of the season for IHM Ellesmere College Football Academy saw them run out 5 – 0 winners against a good Lakelands team. Goal scorers were Saranpagpeny Pagadala,Will Mullock, Dev Marini and 2 from Glen Senuabeh.. We offer Football Coaching, Football Courses, Football Training, Football Academy.

Ellesmere 16 v 2 Dragon Academy (Oswestry)

2nd Game saw us play Dragon Academy of Oswestry, ending in a very high scoring 16 – 2 win. 

Goals from Serio Ehlis, Glenn Senuabeh and Tom Jones amongst the scorers. “We took 2 players off and played ‘2 touch only’ for the second half as we didn’t want to embarrass anyone as that’s not football as I see it.” said IHM Football Academy Head Coach, Chris Morrell .

Ellesmere 3 – 0 Gobowen

3rd game saw Academy vs Gobowen – This match was played on sand based astro, which wasn’t ideal, but a good contest saw the Academy run out 3 – 0 winners. Goals from Max Molzter and Glenn Senuabeh (2)

Ellesmere 6 – Wrekin 2

4th Game saw Academy vs Wrekin College U18. A strong Wrekin team twice took a lead before we ran out 6 – 2 winners. Sunuabeh, Mullock and Marini amongst the goals in a very good 2nd half performance.

General comments

Amongst this first term we have had a showcase in Manchester where the players were a credit to themselves in their play and conduct and a trip to Manchester City Etihad stadium.

Most players have also participated in several Football workshops including data Analysis collection, Devising set-plays, Analysis on Real Madrid vs Barcelona and have all presented their findings in front of the group with some using tactic boards and data and we have had a an indoor football competition every Friday which the players have loved.

Most have certainly bought into what we are trying to do with the Academy this year and individual and collective development has improved considerably in the past few months.

The Head Coach further enthused; “I have tried to fill the programme content with a variation of activity to educate the mind as well as the body on and off the pitch and to keep players active.” 

Chris concluded by saying: “I must say on the whole, the players have worked really hard and are buying into what we are looking to do at the IHM Football Academy.”