MELVILLE UNITED FOOTBALL ACADEMY
The Melville United Football Academy provides a unique opportunity for young players to accelerate their development and reach their potential as footballers.
The Academy is designed to be an elite programme and will work on the principal of having the best local players training and playing with each other. Due to the elite nature of the Academy, entry onto the programme is by selection only and designed for players who have already demonstrated an ability to perform and develop at an advanced level. The 2017 academy intake will be in the 14th grade age group.
WHAT DOES THE ACADEMY PROVIDE?
- A unique full time coaching curriculum
- Elite level qualified coaches
- Individual player reports
- Full training kit
- Individual learning plan
- Individual physical development programme
- Game days
- Advanced holiday training camps
- Video analysis programme
Michael is a former Melville United Player, Waikato FC & Waitakere United national league player, and NZ age group representative, Michael has returned to the Waikato after 8 years living in Auckland. Michael holds a degree in Coaching and Physical Education and a range of coaching qualifications including the OFC B License.
Sam is a former Melville United, Waikato FC and Auckland City player, Sam recently returned to New Zealand after six years of coaching in the English Academy system. During that time Sam worked at West Bromwich Albion FC as the U14 coach and more recently at Birmingham City FC as the full time U16 coach. Sam is a holder of the UEFA A License and the English FA Youth Award.