In partnership with Nike, 300 young people took part in the Nike Football Academy at Selhurst Sports Arena between 29 August & 3rd October 2016. Project Co-ordinator Josh Burrows of Limelight Sports said " The last six weeks have been fantastic to successfully engage with young unsigned footballers and it is great to have the community backing. "
Nike Academy Live Football Training offers the opportunity for young players to ‘play faster and train smarter’ every Monday with Nike Academy certified coaches. Players trial the latest innovative product and experience the Nike Academy methodology. Each time players train with the Nike Football Coaches, is another chance to impress, bringing them one step closer to Nike Most Wanted… the only way into the Nike Academy. To date Nike Academy Football Training has successfully engaged with over 300 young unsigned football players with the last six weeks of the campaign moving to Selhurst Sports Arena.
From October, the Nike Academy Football Coaches begin their Most Wanted search for the UK’s best unsigned talent with coaching events in Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool and London.Players who have impressed the coaches will atomically go into the finals of Most Wanted UK. And from there the chance to play against Pro Academies from Arsenal to Barcelona. As a result of this programme in 2015, a player was offered a year's contract with Premier League Champions, Leicester City.
To find out more about this programme and to register to take part visit