West Bromwich Albion have partnered with Football Development Ltd to provide oportunities for young players from under 6 to 18, providing a route from a fun learning environment to possible professional football.
Dan Ashworth, Academy Director at West Bromwich Albion said "I have decided to link with Football Development for two very simple reasons. First and foremost any organisation is only as good as it's staff and in Pete and his coaching and development staff there are people with a range of skills necessary to take young players to the next level, from excellent coaching to putting the welfare of the players first. Secondly at West Bromwich Albion we have already benefited from their work in signing one player and seeing three others on trial all of which were of a very high standard".
Football Development through Peter Evans and his staff have for many years provided players the opportunity to progress through self confidence, professional coaching and the welfare of young people. A number of professional clubs over the last 14 years have taken on players from Football Development Academies,
some even going to the heights of International Youth Football playing for England in Russia and Europe.
Our philosophy of always putting the person first is always at the forefront of our coaching. We provide quality surroundings and coaching to allow the individual players to develop as an individual, whilst remaining part of a team and learning the need for team play, encouraging clever, thoughtful play and the need to act both with and without the ball, reading situations and making decisions based on what happens within a game play situation.
We also encourage and teach the need to lead, participate, receive and give ideas, creating a thinking environment whilst remaining in touch with the core values and basic requirements for playing and training for football.
If you are successful enough to be invited or pass a trials session with us, you will be assured of the correct and required support, coaching and learning to help you progress to professional levels of the game.
We can't guarantee you will become a professional footballer, that's certainly not possible! But we can and do guarantee to provide first class coaching, a support service for learning and ensured welfare of all our young players.