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Why Choose Esprit?

Why Choose Esprit Football Academy?


Top 10 Reasons to Choose Esprit Football Academy:


So what is it that makes Esprit Football Academy so special?


  • Top level, industry support and links
  • Competitive match fixtures and guaranteed showcase opportunities against professional club opposition
  • Top class coaches with professional football credentials and a track record in developing players for the professional game
  • Responsible, integrated, personalised development programme, mentoring and support from sports medical care experts and sports science practitioners
  • Inspirational professional football environment, facilities and professional standard kit package
  • Combine elite sports with internationally accredited education
  • Safe and secure, full board living accommodation – 24/7
  • Building character and transferable skills acquisition
  • International, ‘global village’ environment 
  • Great value and an experience that is priceless 


Can others say the same?



What People Say

The following comments and testimonials have been received from current and previous players and their parents, regarding Esprit Football Academy.


What Academy Players Are Saying


“This Academy is amazing. I have loved every minute of it and I have learned so much from the coaches. It really is the best Academy….”

Tamasz Katona (17) – Hungary (2013/14 Season)


“Esprit Football Academy has given me another opportunity to be seen at the top level of football. The facilities are great and the coaching is the best I have had.”

Oliver Beaumont (16) – UK (2013/14 Season)


 “I have never experienced such great coaching and I love the Academy. I am learning and improving so much. The accommodation is fantastic.  I am having such an amazing opportunity and experience.”

Martin Mutuku Kioko (19) – Kenya (2013/14 Season)


"I would like to…thank Esprit Football Academy for giving me the opportunity to work with them for a season, especially the two coaches Dave and Lee Cowling for their support. The coaching was outstanding, day in day out and it has really built me as a player and I can honestly say without their belief in me, I could have never managed to build myself up to the player I am now.

Szabi Rutai (19) - UK/Hungary (2012/13 Season)


"….the intensity of the training (at Esprit Football Academy), and the professionalism of it all was just amazing....."

Jake Roberts (17) – UK (2012/13 Season)


 “At Esprit Football Academy football is not just a game, but a way of life. It is great to get to play against top class professional clubs - like Sunderland, Wigan, Chesterfield and Fulham.” 

Raphael May (18) – UK/Luxembourg (2012/13 Season)


“I know that Esprit Football Academy is the best place to be if you are serious about playing football. The coaches are brilliant and if you are serious about football, then there is no better place to be, than Esprit Football Academy…..Take my word for it!”

Nitesh Phulwani (18) – UAE (2011/12 Season)



In fact, despite having offers to go to clubs abroad, I know that the quality of coaching and the level at which we compete here, is as good as  it gets, so I want to stay and improve and impress the right people….So I can get a professional contract.”

Ali Naïf Obaid Al Salami – Oman (2011/12 Season) 

What Parents Are Saying


The impact of …. Esprit Football Academy on our son has been enormous…. It has changed his life...and we can tell you that if it has changed his, it will change ours too!


We …would like to pass on our thanks to all the team for the positive effect you have had on our son (and on the rest of the family!)”

Mr and Mrs MayParents of Player (2012/13 Season)


“…. let me take this opportunity to thank you all for giving our son a most wonderful experience over the past year, it is one that he will never forget.  To all the friends he made and the care and dedication you all showed during his time with you we thank you deeply.


Thank you … for all that you have given to our son.”

Mrs ZammitParent of Player (2011/12 Season)


From the football industry:

“As a professional footballer who has played in the Premier League and Championship for most of my career, I know what it takes to be a professional and maintain a career in football, at the highest level.


I know….the coaching team at Esprit Football Academy well and regard them as some of the finest coaches in the game today. They train like the pros and they are set up like a pro Academy.


Esprit Football Academy is the best place for any aspiring young footballer not at a club”

Andy Dawson – Scunthorpe


“The Professional Footballers’ Coaches Association (PFCA), fully supports and endorses Esprit

Football Academy and the quality of its programmes, management and coaching staff…(and) are pleased to be associated with Esprit Football Academy, which exclusively uses ex-professional footballers, who have played at all levels of professional football, to coach the young players of tomorrow.


This is an exciting venture and offers young football players another chance to develop a career in this sport.”

Dave Richardson - PFCA Chairman 


“The coaching team at Esprit Football Academy know football, inside and out and know what clubs require in a player, of the highest standard, for the modern game.


If you apply yourself and listen to and learn from these coaches, there is no better preparation for the professional game than Esprit Football Academy.”

Malcolm Elias – Head of Talent ID, Fulham FC


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