EduKick Manchester Academy students were recently invited to participate as a squad in the English Professional Footballers Association (PFA) UEFA B license coaching course.
The PFA organization takes care of all current and ex-professional players – providing opportunities and support during and after their careers.
A number of current and ex-professional players were participating in the practical part of the UEFA B license, conducting specific training sessions in front of their coach instructors as they hope to further their coaching careers in the professional game.
It was an honor for EduKick Manchester Academy to be invited to participate in such an event!
Our 28 participants set off early in the morning – accompanied by Head Technical Director Neil Garside – to participate in a full day of activity.
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There were ex-players – who are now coaches – from clubs such as Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City, Accrington Stanley, Derby County, Everton, Liverpool and Bury attending the course.
Two of those in attendance were Accrington Stanley Manager and, ex-England striker, James Beatie and Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who joined Leicester City FC in September, 2013, from Blackpool.
Each coach conducted a 45-minute session with the EduKick Manchester group and, while at the end of the day the group was exhausted, all agreed it was an excellent learning experience.
Technical Director Neil Garside commented –
“What a tremendous opportunity for our group to receive coaching sessions from current and ex players who have played at the highest level.
A lot of the professionals have now moved into coaching at professional clubs so it is also a very good exposure opportunity for our lads to impress and show their talent.”
EduKick Manchester will attend the second day of the course soon to experience a full day of training with the pros. Yet another unique experience for our participants on the Year Long EduKick Manchester course.
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