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Southside United Soccer club
A child joins a football club full of passion, with the great desire of becoming a football player. Unfortunately, too many children lose this passion and stop playing football way too early, demoralized by the clubs focus on ‘winning’ as the most important aspect of the game.
Indeed, it is often forgotten what should matter most for any football educator: the ability to provide an environment where all young players can improve, be happy and healthy, be in good company and always enjoy playing football.
The academy focuses on all the fundamental of football, the basic skills which are necessary to become a good player, paying particular attention to the development of each kid from a sport and an educational point of view
All the children will also have many opportunities to play in organised challenge matches to put in practice what they have learned and to have fun. Scouts will be invited to the match to view any academy’s emerging talents.
" The academy wants to give all young players the opportunity to freely express themselves without any fears, taking out the pressure of the competition and the winning at all costs mentality. We know very well that every child who starts to play football mostly wants to enjoy it and we want to give to everyone this unique opportunity." (Robert Green, Southside United Academy's Chairman)