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Developing The Predator

It all comes down to having a plan Attacking players who can score goals have always come at a premium within the elite game. Following Burnley’s 0-2 defeat to Man City in February, Sean Dyche was quoted that “Scoring goals is the most difficult thing to do in the...

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Developing The Predator

Practice play not practice drills

Recent research from Roca and Ford (2020) analysed the active decision-making time in training sessions from coaches within football academies in Spain, Portugal, England and Germany (Roca and Ford, 2020). The research found that the training sessions in England...

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Practice play not practice drills

See the Pictures

Visual exploration is an area that has been subject to extensive research (Jordet, McGukian, Pulling) and a topic that I have explored over the years as a professional football coach. At an elite level, the focus of our coaching often revolves around helping...

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Frank lampard scanning

NEFA six key principles

Throughout NEFA, we use six key principles to deliver our education and football programme and which define our overall approach. Principle number One. Raise the bar. Begin with the end in mind, have high expectations of everyone in the organisation and keep your...

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NEFA six key principles

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This morning at NEFA we hosted some Rotherham United 18’s Scholars as well as their Academy staff on our @rezzil.hq VR.

Experiencing virtual reality football to develop their decision making and football technique.

If you’re 16-18 then there’s still time to join the 2021/22 programmeand experience using our virtual reality tool Rezzil as used by Manchester United & Juventus. Email/Call Ryan on ryan@nefa.co.uk or 07743061264 for more info.

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This morning at NEFA we hosted some Rotherham Unit...

This morning after training we had NEFA U19’s Centre Back @lewis17m in to use our @rezzil.hq software we have as an additional part of our programme, allowing players to work on game aspects such as scanning and decision making ⚽️

If you’re 16-18 then there’s still time to join the 2021/22 programme. Email/Call Ryan on ryan@nefa.co.uk or 07743061264 for more info.

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This morning after training we had NEFA U19’...

Great experience playing under the lights in an FA Youth Cup game last night for our young players at NEFA. ⚽️

There are still spaces to join our 2021/22 programme at NEFA. Find out more by emailing or calling Ryan on Ryan@nefa.co.uk or 07743061264

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Great experience playing under the lights in an FA...

The NEFA goals from the 3-2 win at South Kirby Colliery. 

Well done lads.

The NEFA goals from the 3-2 win at South Kirby Col...

NEFA have formally agreed a partnership with Goose Lane clinic, experts in chiropractic and soft tissue therapy. 
 
The clinic was set up in 2013 by Masters’ graduate Dr. Tom Lawrence and as well as treating the general public, they work with many professional athletes from different sports to help reduce injury risk and assist with rehabilitation. Due to the success of the Goose Lane clinic, they also opened a second practice in 2018 at Hollings Lane in Ravenfield, Rotherham.

NEFA Chief Executive Ryan McKnight stated “we are delighted to formalise this arrangement and we have seen over the past 12 months how Tom and his team have helped NEFA players return from injury and giving them a first-class level of care. It is important that any NEFA players that should pick up an injury are supported on their return to play by suitably experienced, qualified, and knowledgeable practitioners and Tom’s team most certainly deliver in all of these areas”.

This is just one of many partnerships NEFA players benefit from.
 
We are still recruiting for our 2021/22 programme and anyone interested can find out more by emailing or calling Ryan on Ryan@nefa.co.uk or 07743061264

NEFA have formally agreed a partnership with Goose...

Monday morning back on the grass for the NEFA U19 Football and Education scholars ⚽️🔵⚪️🔴 

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Monday morning back on the grass for the NEFA U19 ...

A great start last night to pre-season training for our newly introduced NEFA Senior Team ⚽️

Playing in the EV2 Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Division 2. Our NEFA team will see a mix of our current U19’s Scholars and NEFA graduates from our 2016-2020 squads. 

Providing the opportunity for graduates and current scholars to continue their NEFA pathway providing opportunities for all to play in the game or stay in the game ⚽️

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A great start last night to pre-season training fo...

𝐍𝐄𝐅𝐀 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐃𝐔𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐉𝐎𝐒𝐈𝐀𝐇 𝐑𝐎𝐁𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐎𝐍 𝐒𝐈𝐆𝐍𝐒 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐁𝐑𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐓𝐎𝐖𝐍 ⚽
 
Congratulations to NEFA graduate Josiah Robinson who has signed for North-East Counties team Shirebrook Town. Josiah said “It’s been a pleasure to play for NEFA with the lads, I wouldn’t be the player I am if it wasn’t for NEFA and I will be forever grateful for the opportunities you gave me” 

Head of Academy Spencer Fearn stated “we are absolutely delighted that Josiah has made his first move into non – league. He worked tremendously hard when at NEFA, listened, asked questions and was a good learner. I am sure this is just the start for Josiah and we will all follow his progress with great interest. Josiah is one of twelve lads that graduated in the summer and eleven of them have stayed in the game either going onto University, playing, coaching or social media in football, which is what the NEFA programme is about”
 
Here is a beauty from Josiah in last seasons game against Ossett United. 
 
There are limited places available for next season, contact ryan@nefa.co.uk or see the website for more information www.nefa.co.uk.

𝐍𝐄𝐅𝐀 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐃𝐔𝐀𝐓𝐄 ...

The North of England Football Academy have announced our pre-season fixtures for our Football and Education U19's first team. Ahead of our upcoming U19's National League Alliance and FA Youth Cup campaign ⚽

Pre-Season Fixtures against:

York City U19's (H) - 11/08/2021
FC United of Manchester U19's (A) - 18/08/2021
Guiseley AFC U19's (H) - 25/08/2021

If you are 16-18 and interested in joining one of the UK's leading football and education programme contact ryan@nefa.co.uk

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The North of England Football Academy have announc...

Aged 16-18❓

Interested in joining one of the UK's leading Education & Football providers ⚽

We can help create your footballing future. Whether that be developing your game to play at your highest level. Or working towards a career staying in the game and working within the football environment.

At NEFA we train x3 per week and our sides compete in the FA Youth Cup and U19's National League Alliance against other professional and semi-professional clubs clubs.

contact ryan@nefa.co.uk for more info

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Aged 16-18❓ Interested in joining one of the UK...

Extremely warm conditions for this mornings first training session of the week for NEFA's U19 College pathway squads.

We are building towards our first pre-season fixtures against Boston United U19's in August. Pre-Season will see our squads also face FC United of Manchester and Guiseley AFC U19's, in preparation for our games this season in the FA Youth Cup and the National League U19's Alliance.

We still have limited spaces for players aged 16-18 who would like to join one of the UK's leading football and education programmes. If you are interested please contact ryan@nefa.co.uk or 07743061264

#CreatingFootballingFutures

Extremely warm conditions for this mornings first ...

There is still time to sign up for tonights NEFA Coaches Corner webinar with Michael Bunel - The Technical Director of French club Le Havre You do not want to miss this‼️ ⚽

📅 - Monday 21st June
⏰ - 7:30pm GMT

Here is a small clip of what the NEFA Coaches corner webinars are all about ⚽

Sign up now with the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nefa-coaches-corner-june-michael-bunel-tickets-156475232633?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

There is still time to sign up for tonights NEFA C...

NEFA NEW COACH ANNOUNCEMENT ‼️‼️‼️ ⚽⚽⚽

NEFA are delighted to welcome UEFA A and F.A Youth Award Coach Kevin Noteman to the team. Kevin had a fantastic playing career representing Leeds United, Doncaster Rovers, Chester City and Mansfield Town before a spell with Hibernians in Malta. He has been coaching for 20 years in the professional academy set up and is a vastly knowledgeable coach. 

Academy Manager Spencer Fearn stated “I worked with Kev for 18 months at Sheffield Wednesday and he is a top-class Coach who will bring further quality to the NEFA coaching team. His sessions are high energy and fun and he has a tremendous track record in improving players. We are looking forward to working with him when we are back on the grass in July”. 

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NEFA NEW COACH ANNOUNCEMENT ‼️‼️‼️ ⚽...

NEFA are very excited to become the first independent football academy in the UK to introduce @rezzil.fc a world leading virtual reality  football tool used at clubs such as Manchester United and Juventus as part of our programme coming this summer ⚽️⚽️ 

How can virtual reality football improve our players ❓ 

Football is a sport in which you have to watch what is going on around you to find the best possible solution. If you do not relate to others, you do not know anything and you cannot do anything. There is the space-time thing to apprehend in this game. “Xavi Hernandes” former FC Barcelona player.

NEFA are very excited to become the first independ...

NEFA are very excited to become the first independent football academy in the UK to introduce Rezzil a world leading virtual reality  football tool used at clubs such as Manchester United and Juventus as part of our programme coming this summer ⚽️⚽️    

How can virtual reality football improve our players ❓ 

Football is a sport in which you have to watch what is going on around you to find the best possible solution. If you do not relate to others, you do not know anything and you cannot do anything. There is the space-time thing to apprehend in this game. “Xavi Hernandes” former FC Barcelona player.

NEFA are very excited to become the first independ...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - JB Parkin Vs FC Halifax Town 🚀⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up on Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - JB Parkin Vs FC Halif...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - JB Parkin Vs FC Halifax Town 🚀⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up on Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - JB Parkin Vs FC Halif...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Lassana Touray Vs Sheffield Wednesday Community Foundation 🪄⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up next Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Lassana Touray Vs She...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - JB Parkin Vs Wath Academy 🪄⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up next Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - JB Parkin Vs Wath Aca...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - JB Parkin Vs Wath Academy 🪄⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up next Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - JB Parkin Vs Wath Aca...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Josiah Robinson Vs Ossett United 🚀⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up next Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Josiah Robinson Vs Os...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Josiah Robinson Vs Ossett United 🚀⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up next Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Josiah Robinson Vs Os...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Shakeem Abubakar Vs TRC 🚀⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up next Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Shakeem Abubakar Vs T...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Shakeem Abubakar Vs TRC 🚀⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up next Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Shakeem Abubakar Vs T...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Dylan Stevenson Vs Blyth Spartans 🚀⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up next Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Dylan Stevenson Vs Bl...

NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Dylan Stevenson Vs Blyth Spartans 🚀⚽️ 

Goal of the season competition coming up next Wednesday

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NEFA 20/21 Goal of the day - Dylan Stevenson Vs Bl...

At NEFA we use the footage from games and telestration techniques to accelerate the development if our players. Below is an example of work we have been reviewing on shape out of possession and set pieces. 

We are holding Saturday sessions for Year 11 and 12 boys looking to continue their education alongside a football development programme. Click the link here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nefa-college-pathway-trial-sessions-tickets-150055755805?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

or e-mail Ashley@nefa.co.uk  to book on.

At NEFA we use the footage from games and telestra...

Just one week until we’re back playing competitive games #GoalsGoalsGoals ⚽️🔵⚪️

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Just one week until we’re back playing compe...

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