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Esprit Football Academy – Where every player is treated like a pro

When it comes to nurturing young talent, it is fair to say that the folks at Esprit Football Academy know what they are talking about. As one of the leading, independent football academies in the world, Esprit is unmatched in its ability to identify and improve young footballers.

From its world-class base at the Keepmoat Stadium, Esprit operates just like any other football academy, and so everyone who enrolls is afforded the same respect given to the game’s top professionals. Combined with the quality of coaching on offer, belief in doing the right things in the right way has established an enviable international reputation as a world leader.

What really sets Esprit apart is the amazing industry contacts developed through links to Europe’s best clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Celtic, Rangers, Newcastle United, Everton, Bayer Leverkusen to name just a few. This unmatched exposure allows players the chance to be picked up by a leading club, something Esprit will always facilitate. 

The Academy runs both one-year and two-year programmes, on a residential and non-residential basis, as well as a number of short courses. Regular matches against Europe's best academy sides allow Esprit to create the perfect environment for 16 to 25-year-olds to flourish.

This makes it possible to draw on the best practices, methods and techniques in the industry today to offer the highest caliber of coaching to players from all over the world. Esprit currently boasts talent from the UK, Nigeria, Oman, the Cayman Islands, Malta, Albania, Kenya, and the Ivory Coast.

Central to Esprit’s values are the educational programmes which ensure that an excellent standard of guidance is giving to young people. As you would expect, ESA’s academic performance is outstanding for the sector.

Perfect location

Esprit’s location in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, at the stunning and prestigious Lakeside Development, enables the Academy to deliver these programmes in partnership with one of the UK’s leading vocational educational institutions, Doncaster College.

This also places it in the heartland of English football within a short distance of iconic clubs in Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sunderland, Birmingham, and Nottingham, amongst others.

The Total Football Show at Toryglen in Glasgow on July 7 and 8 will showcase the full range of coaching skills Esprit has to offer.

Alistair Boyd-Meaney, Esprit’s Managing Director, said: “We are very happy to be involved with the Total Football Show. It’s a good opportunity for us but we believe the unique coaching we offer will add value”.

Through training based on respect, integrity and honour, Espirit aim to create a liveliness of mind, body and spirit typifies the attitude it takes to succeed, for core to the company’s values is the notion that learning requires both discipline and fun.

For more information, visit the website or call 0844 9970130.

By Chris Smith

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