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SGI announce Partnership with Fleetwood Town

Sports Group International [SGI] are delighted to formally announce an official partnership with English Football League club Fleetwood Town to create an Academy in London as an extended recruitment tool to produce more home-grown players.

The agreement will provide an increased level of opportunity for talented 16-19 year old footballers to reach their sporting and academic potential with the aim of curating more future first-team players.

The Academy offers players a platform to showcase and further develop their talents in front of coaches and recruitment staff at a professional football club whilst they undertake a structured education programme.

Selected players will train full time and be monitored by club recruitment staff as they endeavour to earn a scholarship or professional contract via the Fleetwood Town FC and Fleetwood Town International Football Academy pathways.

SGI will mirror Fleetwood Town FC coaching and playing philosophies, techniques and styles whilst integrating the EPPP model throughout both youth and professional phases of the programme. Staff will attend Continuing Professional Development sessions delivered by Fleetwood Town to support and broaden knowledge relating to player identification, football philosophy, player development and coaching curriculum.

The London based academy will be hosted at Kings House Sports Ground and offers high performing players the very real prospect of becoming a professional footballer through a bespoke pathway that includes annual tours to the £10m Poolfoot Farm training complex, talent ID clinics and showcase fixtures.

''We are delighted to be partnering with Fleetwood Town FC.

They have an excellent football provision and a shared ethos in developing young people on and off the pitch. This initiative gives talented players, many with experience within an Academy system, a second chance.

The programme is based on the club’s philosophy and practices; with an active and educational balance, that will provide excellent opportunities for local players and coaches in London and surrounding areas.

We are looking forward to developing and supporting players to progress through the Fleetwood Town FC pathway''

Securing a place at FTIFA is extremely competitive as squad sizes are strictly limited. Therefore, applicants must go through several stages of submissions before being offered a place.

Talent ID trials will commence on Monday 25th July, 6pm, Kings House Sports Ground, Riverside Drive, Chiswick, W42SG. Click Here to Register or sign up at

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