Kaya FC Academy Updates: November 9–15

NEW COACHES

As part of our commitment, the academy does not only gather names and figures from the local football leagues and foreign clubs; it brings together a solid team of professionally dedicated and highly experienced coaches that can deliver the best football training. We believe that it’s not just about playing the beautiful sport—it’s also about learning football from those who know it best and love it the most. And without further ado, we would like to introduce our two new coaches, Steve Nicholls and Danny Perry.

Steve Nicholls holds a UEFA “B” license and has coached all over the world, including the Middle East, the US, Russia, and across Asia. Originally from England, he has worked with a number of Premier League and professional academies, such as Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stoke City, and Manchester United. Steve will come in as the club’s director of coaching. He will oversee all of the coaching at the academy and conduct coaching seminars for the coaches and provide them with ongoing training and assessment.

From Perth, Australia, Danny Perry holds an AFC “B” license and will be the new head coach of our U13 age-group. Danny has worked with Inglewood in his hometown of Perth and has acquired vast experience working with both their academy and first team.

We are very excited to have these coaches on board as we strive to stay at the forefront of football here in the Philippines. We are committed to providing the best possible education for our players, and by bringing in such high-caliber coaches, it demonstrates the ambition that the academy has.

BSM FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT FESTIVAL

Thank you for participating in British School Manila (BSM)’s football festival last Saturday. It was another successful event, and we hope everyone had a fantastic time.

We really want to give all our players a good experience and a chance to showcase their skills. In order to achieve this, we need your timely response and participation. In our first e-mail, only a few responded, but after Coach Chris’s reminder, that’s when we got responses. We hope you will value and see the importance of reading our weekly newsletter, which we send out every week. Sometimes your children might miss an opportunity to take part and play in a football event because you didn’t read the e-mail.

At the academy, we also want to teach the importance and relevance of commitment and punctuality. If you commit to an event, please attend. Some players did not show up or inform us that they would not be taking part. In doing so, you prevented another child from playing. Kindly inform us beforehand if you cannot make it so we can find a replacement. Moreover, if you’re going to attend an event, please be on time. Being punctual is a way of showing respect, and it extends to everything that we do. Additionally, being punctual shows you are dependable and assures you’re always at your best.

WARREN & BROWN TOURNAMENT

We will have a six-a-side football tournament in partnership with Warren & Brown on November 21 and 22 at Sparta. The Warren & Brown tournament aims to promote the enjoyment of playing football in a competitive and fair environment. If you want to be selected for the tournament, you need to start coming to practice on a regular basis.

RAPPLER ARTICLE

Rappler wrote about the academy yesterday. You may read it here. The article traces the history of the academy to highlight the importance of building a sustainable football club that’s geared toward encouraging grassroots development and nurturing homegrown talent. We have come a long way since we started, and it’s nice to look back and remember how it all began and to know the men who gave the academy a solid foundation to build on. Furthermore, the piece reminds people that we genuinely want to offer a unique experience that can set the standard for development at the grassroots level.

SCHEDULE

Schedule this week remains unchanged:

  • Tuesday
    • 4:00–6:00 p.m. at Cuenca
    • 4:00–5:00 p.m. at North Forbes (One World School only)
  • Wednesday: 4:00–6:00 p.m. at BGC
  • Thursday: 4:00–6:00 p.m. at Cuenca
  • Friday: 4:00–5:30 p.m. at North Forbes
  • Saturday:
    • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at BGC
    • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Cuenca (open play)
  • Sunday: 8:00–10:00 a.m. at Emperador Stadium