Here at Moorland Football Academy, we have new and exciting things happening constantly . Whether it is guest coaches or inspirational speakers, the academy is always buzzing with enthusiasm and activity.
Peer led coaching is a proven method in positively influencing the way that students can approach football. By being actively involved in the coaching process at the academy it prepares the students for the next steps in their careers by developing a wide range of skills.
In our new feature, ‘Five Questions with’ we interviewed our Head of Football, Charlie Jackson. Coach Jackson has worked with some of the finest young footballers during his 25 years in coaching. He has forged a world-class reputation within coaching circles. Today he talks with us about his time at Moorland Football Academy.
Coach Gooden joined Moorland Football Academy back in September as coach and BTEC tutor. His expansive footballing knowledge and coaching prowess has made him an invaluable member of the team here at Moorland.
A footballer who needs no introduction; whose accolades include previous three times Premier League, four times African Player of the Year, African Cup of Nations and Champions League winner; whose personality and kindness proceeds him everywhere he goes, we were incredibly pleased to welcome Yaya Touré to Moorland Football Academy.
During his first few weeks of term, John’s appointment caused a slight stir amongst local and national media; with several outlets reaching out to discuss this career move for John, having previously played at Burnley and Manchester United. One of these led to a very interesting conversation with BBC radio presenter, Andy Bayes.
Three of our talented students have been called up to represent Kenya U17’s and Botswana U20’s to compete in the CECAFA/AFCON qualifiers this December.