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September: Goal of the Month!

Sometimes it just takes one shot to make it big, and we’ve been seeing quite a few examples of this as of late. Watch these plays go down and be amazed.

Team Work

At EduKick, we work hard to train our students that it’s not always about them. And shooting a spectacular shot is no exception. This is teamwork at its finest.

Great work, players!

Let’s keep this kind of action going all year long.

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Zaan U-16 National Team Call Up

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Manchester’s Own Zaan

EduKick Manchester’s Ismail Zaan, aged 15, has been selected to be captain of the Maldives U16 National team for the upcoming 2015 SAFF U-16 Championship tournament.
The tournament will be held in Bangladesh, India, August 7-16. Zaan attended EduKick Manchester Academy 2014/15 season and will re-join the academy for a second year after competing in the SAFF U-16 Championship tournament.
Everyone at EduKick is excited for Zaan to receive, not just the call up, but the honor of captaining his country.

Good luck Zaan!

English Soccer Academy Student Goes Pro

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Congratulations to Chafik!

Edukick Manchester 2014/15 Year Long participant Chafik Naceri, age 18, from Algeria has recently completed a successful trial with Spanish Second Division club AD Alcorcon.
Chafik has signed a contract – pending visa clearance – to initially join the Second Division Club Reserve Squad who just finished the 2014/15 in second place of the Spanish 3rd Division Region 7 League.

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During the trial, Chafik played in two friendly matches against teams from Real Madrid and Getafe. His performances convinced AD Alcorcon Head Coach to make him part of the 2015/16 Squad.
At EduKick, we’re all about the big chance, and for Chafik, it came through. Great work and good luck, Chafik!
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Christian Cantero Makes International Selection

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EduKick Manchester is proud to announce that last month, one of our former players and students Christian Cantero, was chosen to play for his national side, Puerto Rico in a friendly with Canada in Bayamon.
Christian spent two years with the EduKick Manchester program, proving himself to be one of the most committed players while he was there.
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Christian did very well in his schooling and returned the following year to the UK (with our partner college Myerscough) to earn his degree in sports coaching. He played with a local team in order to keep up his football training.

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Soon after Christian returned home and started playing again, national selectors noticed him. The game against Canada was a great achievement for Christian, representing his home country in the game he loves.

On sharing this great news with EduKick Christian said: “This one goes for you and what I’ve learned through you guys.”

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“This is a fantastic example of what can be achieved if a player works hard, and that its hard work and commitment that can get you there.” – Edukick Manchester Director Mick Brennan

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Crazy Soccer Boots!

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Sometimes, the best way to show your skills is with some crazy bright boots. The student-players at EduKick Manchester have taken up the challenge to make the most intriguing appearance on the field from their feet up.
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Okay, so bright yellow is cool, but take a look at the artistic design on these green ones. We think foot work takes on a whole new look when your feet are decked out like this. Check them out! Which do you like the best?
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And for the final, and our fave boots of the day, look at these shark motif foot covers. Ready to join EduKick and become the master of your footy skills?

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Gurav Jagtap Heads to India

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We recently had to say goodbye to Gurav who is heading to India to progress his career in the game.
Gurav Jagtap, from India joined Edukick Manchester BTEC football program, in September 2014, to gain experience learn the English way to play. A great member of the team, he’s been focused, consistent and brought talent on the field.
He left to attend a trial with one of the Indian I League teams, and will continue his playing career back home.

“I have gained more knowledge about my position in midfield in my time here in Manchester and have improved a great deal, learned to play in the different conditions in the country both the weather and the physicality of the game.” said the young player. “I’ve enjoyed the culture and the whole experience and have made some great new friends whist I’ve been here, I’ve loved every minute of my time here, I’ll miss England.”

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All the staff and players wish Gurava all the best for the future, he will be missed this season on the program, but look out for him soon in the EduKick Manchester success stories as he tried to break into the Indian I-league!
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His quote last fall about coming to EduKick Manchester proves true.

My aim is to play for my nation and to achieve a good level in a big club as a professional soccer player. I am very passionate about my game and want to just be a footballer. I believe that Edukick can support me to be a professional football player.

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Football Career History:
● Junior level – (2003 – 2008)
A) U-16 State level Champions. (Maharashtra state, India)
B) U-17 District level Runners up.
● Senior level -2009
Participated at University level (Fergusson college team, Pune)
● Academy / Club Appearance
A) United Poona sports academy (2009-2012)
1) 2009-2010 season- 6 appearances with 2 goals scored.
2) 2010-2011 season- 10 appearances with 7 goals scored. (WON 2ND DIV> LEAGUE CHAMPIONS)
3) 2011-2012 season – 5 appearances with 1 goal scored.
☆ Participated in Futsal & cultural exchange programme in Singapore (South East Asia) in the year 2010 & 2011.
☆ Attended Santosh trophy camp.
B) Deccan Rovers F.C. – Associated with Venky’s Blackburn Rovers
2012- 2013 season- 10 appearances with 6 assist & 1 goal scored.
Current playing level- 1st Division PDFA (Pune District Football Association) league.

Good luck in all you do, Guarav!

Manchester's Michael Carrick Coaches EduKick Students!

Our players are being coached by some of the best current and ex-football players and coaches in the pro-soccer world.
EduKick welcomes Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick to our team of guest coaches!
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After linking with the Professional Football Association recently, EduKick Manchester has become an integral part of their Coach Education Program.
This program provides a quick and accessible way for these soccer professionals to get coaching experience, by offering them smart, capable students on whom to practice their coaching skills.
All the Edukick players, so long as they are fit and keep up their scores academically, will have the opportunity to meet and be coached by Michael Carrick, the England Star.

“What a great experience for the boys,” says Mick Brennan, director of Edukick Manchestere. “I bet most of their friends and family back home will be looking on with jealously at the chance these boys have to come, not only to one of the world’s best facilities, but be coached by a world class star.”

Our EduKick Manchester team will travel to the Carrington facilities, the training home of Manchester United Football Club, on a weekly basis so Michael can spend time instructing them.
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During the first session last week, Michael and Merick, the head of Education at Manchester United, taught the EduKick players in two sessions. Michael was fantastic with the team, giving tips even after the session and just enjoying conversing with them.

“Hopefully, they can all take some real experience and knowledge from this, along with some great memories too. A massive ‘Thank You’ to Michael and all the team at the PFA for letting them have this chance. And well done to all the lads who were magnificent today here at Carrington. We look forward to the coming weeks,” offers Brennan.

It’s a credit to the student-players’ attitudes, effort and commitment that they were selected by the PFA and Michael to take part in this exciting program.
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English Soccer Academy Open to New Student-Athletes for the 2015-2016 Academic Year Season

Manchester, England (PRWEB) February 25, 2015
EduKick Manchester, a leading residential English Soccer and Education Academy is open to new student-athletes for the 2015-2016 academic year season.
The EduKick Manchester Student Athletes:
Last year, more than 30 student-athletes between the ages of 13 and 22 joined EduKick Manchester International Football Academy from 21 different countries like Mauritius, Tanzania, Mexico, Australia and the USA. At EduKick Manchester, players from around the world live like professionals, studying and training daily under the supervision of our teachers and coaches.
“Football training, academic standards, and language study are the three keys that make our program a continued success,” says Joey Bilotta, President of EduKick International Football Academies. “We believe that these students have a dream, and that we can encourage them to build a foundation that supports whatever that dream becomes.”
EduKick Manchester Training Opportunities:
EduKick Manchester ‘s unique location close to many of the countries professional club allows us to offer their student-athletes exposure to career athletes, coaches and directors.
To further the students training, the Academy Director regularly brings in guest coaches and speakers from clubs. Regular visits to clubs for matches, guest training sessions, stadium tours plus question and answer sessions with key club officials allows participants to get a unique insight into the professional and semi-professional game.
One feature the directors are most proud of is their ability to offer professional trial events to increase exposure for each student.
“We are all so proud of each student who participates in a pro trial in Europe,” says Bilotta. “Being invited to these professional trials is a testament to their dedication and to the great work of our EduKick technical football coaches.”
EduKick Manchester Academics:
EduKick considers education to be fundamentally tied to all aspects of success in life. “We believe that an awareness of other cultures, peoples, and languages benefits each student directly in the game of soccer and in life,” Bilotta offers. “That’s why we incorporate language training into every program and course we offer.”
Each student-athlete can spend 15 hours per week learning English with the highly rated International House Manchester. Younger players study a minimum of 5 IGCSE subjects over a two-year period, enabling them to progress to A-level courses.
In addition to language training, older players are able to study sports education BTEC Diplomas or certificates. Successful completion of a two-year program can lead the student to university entry in many sporting subjects.
The International Foundation Year academic program that is offered subject to qualifications and acceptance also allows progresses into a UK university.
“EduKick Manchester is a unique football and education experience of a lifetime,” says Mick Brennan, director of EduKick Manchester. “You will be assisted, guided, taught and coached to achieve your best and reach your potential. Meeting new people from around the world and training like the pros every day, it’s a year you will never forget.”
For more information contact EduKick International at 866.338.5425 or internationally at 001.905.469-5661.

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Meet the EduKick Manchester Team at the start of 2015! These are the guys you want to watch. We’re here to make our student-players the best they can be.
But not just at their football game, we work diligently together to train each one in football, academics, physical fitness and foreign language skills, so they can be prepared for anything life throws their way. Join us here!
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EduKick Students Meet League Founders

Soccer ClubsEdukick Manchester coaches, staff and student-players are delighted to form a new partnership with Accrington Stanley FC.
Through friend of EduKick International, Dave Bailey, Edukick Manchester has formed a great link to the professional football club, allowing Edukick Manchester student-players to get a fantastic view into the world of English football.
Accrington Stanley FC is one of the founding members of the football league!
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In fact, Accrington Stanley, one of only 12 clubs to form the football league, in 1888, has had a tough time throughout history. After a dramatic reformation of the club, in 1968, they established themselves firmly in English football.
From there they started to move up through the local non-league setup to the national non-league setup.
Then, in 2005, they won promotion back into the football league where they have been ever since. Now known as ‘The club that will never die’ Accrington Stanley is a traditional and local football club, but now with grand and glorious ideas to progress in football.
Accrington Stanley coaches will be delivering guest sessions to the Edukick Manchester players. Student-players will also have the opportunity for visits to the ground to watch the first team games, fantastic guest speakers from the club, and even more possibilities for those who show potential to train and trial with the club.
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Throughout the season, Edukick Manchester will play the Accrington Stanley Academy teams too, which is a great opportunity for Head of Recruitment Dave Bailey to watch the Edukick players first hand.
Edukick & Accrington Stanley had their first success in the partnership, with Lawrence Hanna of Edukick Manchester being invited to Accrington to train with the Academy and showcase to the coaches what he can do. Hopefully later this month, Lawrence will spend time at Accrington to try to kick start his football career.

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