New football academy to hold training session ahead of launch

James Maneely, Amelia Thompson, Michael Bridges, Martin Scott, Sophie Senior and Adam Ornaby.
James Maneely, Amelia Thompson, Michael Bridges, Martin Scott, Sophie Senior and Adam Ornaby.
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Aspiring young footballers are being offered a free training session with a top coach.

Ahead of former Premier League player Martin Scott launching a specialist football academy at Monkseaton High School, a free training session is taking place.

It will be held at the Foxhunter’s Sports Pavilion on Tuesday, January 12, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm for youngsters aged five to 14.

As the News Guardian exclusively revealed last month, Monkseaton High has teamed up with Scott’s Improtech to create the first school football academy in Tyneside to develop young footballers from the age of 11 upwards.

Scott said: “As of next Tuesday, we will be holding regular development sessions for young players of all ages and we hope that this will be the start of a system which will become a conveyor belt for Tyneside talent.”

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“We have an established ImprotechElite academy on Wearside which has seen young players come through our coaching system and move on to the football academies of Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.

“And now, with our link-up at Monkseaton starting in the next school year, we want to do the same for players with potential on Tyneside.

“We will run weekly Improtech sessions for young players who want to work on and improve their game and we will encourage players who have real prospects to go to Monkseaton High to continue making the most of their abilities with us”

Scott is a UEFA Pro Licence holder – the highest coaching qualification in football – and he and his fellow coaches will be Monkseaton next Tuesday for the free session.