Elite Football update

Recruitment Update

Since the turn of the year our recruitment for September has gone from strength to strength. With a record number of places being offered already this year the standard and competition for places looks like it will hot up a little next season.

So far in 2018 we have played 3 U16 Fixtures v Oxford United, Maidenhead United and GPS Oxford and have also hosted 2 more player assessment events.

Stacy Gyan-Boatey Signs Pro!

Graduate Stacy recently signed for Israeli Premier League and Europa League side Beitar Jerusalem. Stacy has worked hard and stayed in contact since leaving the programme here at JMA and we would like to wish him all the success.

Good Luck Stacy #Proud

Bayern Munich visit

Our coaches were recently invited to attend a training session to watch Bayern Munich U23s train whilst they were over here preparing for a fixture with Arsenal. A fantastic opportunity to learn and see how things are done at the top level in order to get the best out of the players.

Director of Football, Michael said “It is always good to watch coaches and players from the top end of the game. The most fascinating thing is actually how simple they keep the sessions but the quality of what the players do is top drawer.”

Boys get a Flying Start to 2018

The U19 boys football team have got off to a fantastic start in2018 winning their opening 7 games. Most notably the first team are now into the Quarter Finals of the National League Cup and will travel to Portsmouth in the next round after beating local rivals Wycombe Wanderers and Norwich City 7-0. They have recently also just travelled away to 2nd in the league, Portsmouth and earned a hard fought 5-3 victory to take them 3rd with a number of games in hand. The Development Squad have also been on fire scoring 29 goals in their 5 games including reaching the Semi Final of the Walsh Cup.

Sports Tutor welcome Football Performance Coaches

The Year 7, 8 and 9 Sports tutors have begun working with our Director of Football Performance, Michael Butcher and Development coach, Ben Cook this term. They have been delivering practical and theory sessions as they look to push the development of those identified footballers within the Sports Tutor.

Ben Cook said “We have some really talented footballers in the school and with such a strong Football Performance Programme in the Sixth Form it only makes sense that we continue to develop some of our own students for years to come. We began this process a few years back and we are continuing to develop it. We currently have the highest number of JMA pupils in the Football Programme than ever before. We hope to continue growing that number”