India, Germany, Australia – FCV going international in October and November
The FCV Academy is going international in October and November, with representatives travelling around the globe in search of new and exciting possibilities, to move the UK's first International Football Academy into an exciting era.
The Academy's established educational courses have been running for 10 years and continue to attract many players internationally, but FCV is now planning a series of shorter, bespoke courses to run throughout the entire year.
Culturally aware of the different academic terms, it is hoped that academic commitments back home, which have prevented past players being able to take part, will no longer be an issue.
Directors Graham Starmer and Martin Harris are proud to be taking the FCV Academy brand over to India with a visit to Mumbai this November.
Initially, the Academy is looking to set up centres in conjunction with its Indian partner, in the Mumbai and Ahmedabad area. This will give Indian youngsters the opportunity to sample FCV coaching as well as opportunities for elite players to visit and develop their game at the Academy’s home in Stamford.
Meanwhile, FCV Academy’s Accounts Manager Julie Priestley will be taking the respected International Football Academy brand out to Berlin for the 2016 ICEF Global Workshop.
The aim of this trip is to connect and move forwards with worldwide agents, who specialise in the recruitment of students chasing a career in football. Over the three days, Priestley has scheduled more than 40 meetings with agents from every corner of the globe, who have shown a keen interest in working alongside the FCV Academy.
FCV will also be touching down in Australia, when Ben Watts, who is responsible for the Academy's Talent and Development, heads to Sydney.
Watts, who is one of the Academy’s UEFA A coaches, is using the opportunity in Australia to network as well as coach. It is hoped that new connections will be made and, through those, exciting new talent who want to take advantage of what FCV can offer will emerge.
The Academy's world class facilities are well established and it’s now time to share this to a wider audience.