Entries by Dave Eldridge

Anya signs for Saints

A huge well done to Anya who has recently signed registration forms with Southampton Girls. All of us at ETC are delighted to have played a small part in Anya’s journey. We are incredibly proud of this young ladies achievement. We are sure she will be an inspiration to many other young girls playing the […]

Juventus visit ETC

In October, we welcomed Juventus First Team coach Aldo Dolcetti to our St George’s ETC centre. After observing and discussing all things coaching, Aldo kindly took time to talk to the players about his experiences with Juve and in particular Ronaldo. A great insight into arguably the world’s greatest player. Incredible take home messages for […]

Lewis signs for Pompey

Our first week back after the summer break was topped off when we have received the news Lewis O had signed registration forms with Portsmouth FC Academy. After impressing in a game for ETC vs Portsmouth, Lewis was put straight into their side to play Arsenal Academy. This led to the blues making the decision […]

Bobby joins the Blue Army

It was a special ETC moment in September when Bobby Gorman signed registration forms for Portsmouth FC Academy U13s. All at the ETC are delighted to have played a small part in Bobby’s development over the years – he has been attending sessions since the age of 6 and has always been a pleasure to […]

Sukjae joins Portsmouth

Huge congratulations to Sukjae Lee on signing registration forms for Portsmouth FC under 16s. A fantastic achievement and fully deserved. One of the most gifted players we have had the pleasure of working with at ETC. An incredibly creative young player and we all look forward to hearing about the progress he makes at PFC. […]

Summer games

A huge thank you to Portsmouth FC for inviting us to compete in a football festival at Sparsholt! This is the second Academy festival we have been invited to this year and provided a great opportunity for the ETC players to compete against several different Academy teams including Portsmouth, AFC Bournemouth and Cheltenham Town FC. […]

Armani joins Oxford

Former ETC and Southampton FC player, Armani Little, has just signed for Oxford United.  Armani was one of the very first ETC players back in 2008 and continues to be a terrific talent.  We wish him the very best of luck with his new club

ETC play in prestigious Foundation Cup

The ETC were thrilled to be invited to play in U9’s Southampton FC’s Foundation Cup.  As the only non-professional organisation in attendance, we relished the opportunity to play some of the top Academies in the country.  Our players performed terrifically in some tricky conditions and we a credit to themselves and the ETC.  We would […]

Jack turns pro!

ETC, Reading and England starlet, Jack Nolan, was thrilled to sign his first professional contract in May.  Jack continues to impress for both club and country and is thoroughly deserving of becoming a professional football.  We would like to congratulate Jack as we continue to watch his career unfold with great excitement.

Former players return for pre-season

It is great to see many former players return to training with the ETC throughout their pre-season break with their respective clubs.  Ranging from various professional clubs, the boys returned to kick start their preparations for the coming season and acted as a reminder to all younger players of what can be achieved through hard […]