Huge congratulations to Under 10 player Jordan Terry on signing registration forms at Portsmouth FC Academy. All at ETC are delighted to have played a small part alongside his grassroots teams in supporting his development into a professional clubs academy. Jordan’s performances in training and fixtures have continually improved as a result of his hard work and dedication. This opportunity is nothing more than he deserves. Everyone at ETC wish Jordan the best of luck for his future at the club!
One of the ETC’s former starlets, Josh Sims, recently returned to training to share his experiences with our aspiring footballers. Josh, a Premier League player for Southampton FC, took time from his busy rehabilitation schedule to say hello and speak to our groups. The boys were in awe and have continued to apply themselves every week since.
David Setters, an Under 14 from our High Performance division, has recently signed for Porstmouth Football Club. David, who has been an integral part of our system for many years now, has earnt the opportunity to call himself an Academy footballer through his unquestionable hard work and commitment to development. He is a shining example for all young ETC players to aspire towards and we have no doubt he will continue to shine for many years at Portsmouth.
Great to listen to former ETC player Kyle Clinton’s journey from grassroots to Georgia State University Mens Soccer via ETC and Southampton FC. Shows there are different pathways in the game and to never give up on the dream.
Jack Nolan, a former ETC youngster who is now at Reading FC, recently earnt his International colours with a call up for England. Having previously played for Northen Ireland, Jack is no stranger to this platform and has put in some fantastic performances. We hope to see Jack wearing the three lions for many years to come.
Huge congratulation to U13 ETC player Kian Tideman as he signs registration forms for Category 1 Academy Fulham FC. Kian fully deserves this opportunity and the only surprise is that it has taken so long! Kian has been an integral part of ETC training and games with his first ever fixture ironically taking place against Fulham almost 3 years ago. All at ETC wish Kian the very best of luck for the future.
Bradley Collins, a goalkeeper who is currently a professional at Chelsea, has recently gone out on loan to League 2 club, Forest Green. Brad has had a string of superb displays at the club and making the most of his first team experience. We wish Brad continued success whilst on loan and eagerly follow his emerging career.
The Elite Training Centre has joined the Insta-revolution. Adding to our successful media streams on Facebook and Twitter, all ETC happenings can now be seen on Instagram via elitetrainingcentre.
The ETC’s games programme has continued to go from strength to strength as our contacts within key clubs grow. Recently, we have faced the likes of Chelsea, Southampton, Reading, Portsmouth and Sutton United; all to great success.