GND Football Academy

Football Academy Coaching in UK

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GND Football Academy

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GND Football Academy are an FA Charter Standard club and proud members of the nationally renown

Hackney Marshes Saturday Youth Football League


Training sessions:

Football training | Saturdays | 10.30am-12.00pm | Charlton Park | Charlton | London | SE7 8PE

Football training | Sundays | 1.45-3 pm | Harris Academy Greenwich 3G pitches | Eltham | London | SE9 5EQ

Football training | Tuesdays | 5.45-7 pm | Harris Academy Greenwich 3G pitches | Eltham | London | SE9 5EQ

Football training | Thursdays | 5.45-7 pm | Harris Academy Greenwich 3G pitches | Eltham | London | SE9 5EQ

Football Development League - Futsal league matches for 11-15-year-olds:

Futsal league | Wednesdays | 5-7.30pm | Eltham Hill Secondary School | Eltham | London | SE9 5EE

Our football academy provides intense football training sessions using high-quality training drills, reward systems and data to monitor and drive performance. Our academy is for 7-16-year-olds and is based in South East London.

Our training is built on integrity, discipline, and tempo - that is at the heart of everything that we do. What is most important to the coaches and staff at GND Football Academy is a playful attitude and player welfare. Our main aim is to ensure that players can play to the best of their abilities unhampered by on or off-field concerns. We support them with the tools to develop mental resilience, but also want them to be empowered and understand how to manoeuvre when they are presented with a challenge. The players who need more concentrated support can schedule our lighter touch mentoring sessions, our step-up life coaching sessions, or our more intense sports counselling sessions.

We provide football academy coaching in UK. Our football coaching will assist you in taking your performance to the next level. Our football training sessions focus on hand to eye coordination, ball control, ball manipulation, game awareness, intelligence and understanding, and fitness, strength and conditioning methods. They are all very different principles, yet they are all linked. We believe that one principle cannot live without the other if we are to develop all areas of a footballer to make them complete in knowledge and practice.

Internal exhibition matches

We train weekly and play internal exhibition matches every month at Harris Academy Greenwich in Eltham, South East London. Our players are rewarded with medals for everyone who takes part and trophies for those who have displayed footballing excellence within those matches. Our training sessions take place on grass and 3G to give players the experience of playing on different football surfaces. Our GND Football Academy sessions will improve player concentration and coordination, technical ability, footballing intelligence, strength, stamina and speed. Our sessions will also improve heart health and blood pressure, reduce body fat and promote teamwork and confidence.


Player assessments

We assess the players every quarter and monitor their performance by recording data against our football assessment framework. This data is used to monitor their performance using data intelligence, encourage the player to monitor their own performance and work towards SMART goals, and keep the parents informed by way of a personalised football report, which provides them with something tangible and measurable for their child’s progress. We use the data to provide players with electronic player cards of their statistics. The data can also be used to give professional scouts and clubs an accurate insight on the player’s attributes, qualities and areas of development.


Futsal league

We are part of a midweek futsal league in Eltham, South East London called Football Development League where players are able to develop an improved and accelerated technical understanding of football. Futsal is played on a smaller and a hard court pitch, compared to football. A futsal ball is a size below a normal football and has 30% less bounce. Futsal improves decision making skills, provides players with more touches on the ball, develops the confidence in players to go 1v1 against their opponent and improves reaction time. Futsal allows players to be creative in getting around their opposition and the heavier ball increases the power of players.

Football League

The Football Development League is a London, UK based youth football competition for grassroots, academy and community teams. The Football Development League runs once in the winter from September to December and once in the summer from February to May. This Champions League style competition consists of a mixture of league fixtures and a knockout competition.


Awards ceremony

We have an end of year presentation to recognise and celebrate achievement and also to motivate players to continue achieving. Awards are symbols of achievement, hard work, professional success, and personal goals reached. They are a motivation to reach for even higher levels of success. They provide a tangible reminder of what is possible and an opportunity for team members to support and congratulate each other for their accomplishments.


Away day

We have an end of season GND Football Academy away day. Team away days are one of the most popular and powerful things on the GND Football Academy calendar. It provides coaches, staff and players means of building off field teamwork, which has an impact on field. It allows for developing strategy and improving the performance of individuals and teams. It also provides an opportunity to address any lessons learned in preparation for the new season.

Player representation

Our elite players are often referred to professional clubs via our GND Sports Management service, where they are also managed by GND, provided with 1:1 football coaching and given a tailored food plan. These players are also given an agent to represent them when necessary.

Whatever your level or love for football is, the aim with GND Football Academy is to provide an opportunity to gain a holistic professional, yet fun and rewarding understanding and practice of the beautiful game.

Recommended nutrition for GND Football Academy players:

Greatly Nurtured Development supports and partners with Herbalife Nutrition as a proven formula for sports nutrition. For GND, nutrition is important for its athletes because it provides a source of energy required to perform activities. The food we eat impacts on our strength, training performance and recovery.


For GND Football Academy players, we recommend to rapidly fuel your workouts and enhance hydration with CR7 Drive. CR7 Drive is a contemporary sports drink, without any artificial flavours or sweeteners. It is light tasting and formulated to provide three components necessary for performance: enhanced hydration, metabolism-supporting Vitamin B12, and energy.


The key benefits of using CR7 Drive are:


  • Enhances hydration with 320 mg of vital electrolytes lost during exercise

  • Brain-fuelling glucose helps promote quick and accurate game-time decision-making

  • Easy-to-digest carbohydrate blend helps fuel muscles and sustain energy levels

  • Lightly flavoured with no artificial flavours or sweeteners

  • NSF tested and Certified for Sport®

We recommend that you keep your weight-management goals on track with Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix. Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix is a delicious and easy way to treat your body to a nutritious and balanced meal. Protein is vital to a healthy diet, as it’s one of the essential building blocks for many cell components in your body. Protein helps satisfy hunger, build muscle tissue, maintain lean muscle mass and gives you energy. When you consume 25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, you may reduce the risk of heart disease. Clinical studies on U.S. Formula 1 (one study) and on similar products show that Formula 1 shakes taken twice a day as part of a reduced-calorie diet along with moderate exercise help people lose weight.


The key benefits of using Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix are:

  • A nutrient-dense healthy meal with 21 vitamins and minerals

  • 17 to 24 g of high-quality protein to satisfy hunger

  • Good source of fibre

  • An excellent source of antioxidant Vitamins A (as beta-carotene), C and E

We recommend soothing the stomach and supporting nutrient absorption and intestinal health with Herbal Aloe Concentrate. Herbal Aloe Concentrate contains 40% aloe vera juice that is derived from the whole aloe leaf, which is cold pressed to give you the highest quality of aloe vera juice.

The key benefits of using Herbal Aloe Concentrate are:

  • Soothes the stomach

  • Supports healthy digestion

  • Relieves occasional indigestion

  • Supports nutrient absorption and intestinal health

To purchase CR7 Drive, Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix, Herbal Aloe Concentrate or any of our nutrition products, visit our Nutrition Store by clicking the button below:

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