Together We Develop
Let us support you in achieving your goals with our services. Have a look at our services, read and schedule a session below. All of our coaches are qualified for their relevant profession and DBS checked. If you have any further questions prior to booking, please get in touch.
GND Football Academy
Training sessions for all:
League matches for 11-15 years old:
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 6-15 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 player 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.
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.
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. 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.
We are part of a midweek futsal league in Eltham, South East London 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.
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.
We also 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.
Scouting and player representation
Our elite players are often scouted and referred to professional clubs via our 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 and manage their contract negotiations.
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.
GND football coaching will assist you in taking your performance to the next level. Engaging in a programme or sessions with our coaches will allow you to address areas of your performance you would like to improve. We create high intensity and impact training sessions that are enjoyable, challenging and encouraging. This creates a solid base for learning and development where you can fulfil your goals and reach your potential.
Our football programmes and sessions are tailored to your age, level and position, which will build your confidence and quality. GND football coaching will help you develop and master your reaction times, ball control, ball manipulation, game awareness, intelligence and understanding, fitness, and strength.
The aim with GND football coaching is to provide an opportunity to gain a holistic professional, yet fun and rewarding understanding and practice of the beautiful game.
Working with a GND Master Coach will improve your technique, flexibility, speed, agility and power with and without the ball. Some key benefits are:
Focusing on your individual needs as a footballer
Attaining the small marginal gains of the areas you want to work on
Learning and perfecting new techniques
All of our sessions and programmes focus on discipline, quality assurance and high intensity. We have a variety of sessions and programmes to help you reach your potential. Our sessions and programmes guidelines are below.
Champions League programme
This 6-week performance programme will cover hand to eye coordination, ball control, ball manipulation, game awareness, intelligence and understanding, and fitness, strength and conditioning across the 6 weeks. The sessions will also emphasise on training your chosen football focus area. The final week is an assessment. This will be related to your chosen focus area and playing position which is measured against our football assessment framework. We will also provide you with an assessment data report upon request, which presents you with your statistics and figures against what is expected of you as a player of your age. Each session is approximately 1 hour and is ideal for elite players or those who want to improve a specific area of their game at a high level. The age range for this programme starts from 6 years old to adult age.
Premier League programme
This 4-week performance programme will cover hand to eye coordination, ball control, ball manipulation, game awareness, intelligence and understanding, and fitness, strength and conditioning across the 4 weeks. The sessions will also emphasise on training your chosen football focus area. Each session is approximately 1 hour and is ideal for beginners or those who want to improve aspects of their game at a good level. The age range for this programme starts from 6 years old to adult age.
This one-off session will cover your chosen football focus area, based on your chosen playing position. Each session is approximately 1 hour and is ideal for all players who need to fine tune a specific area of their game. The age range for this session starts from 6 years old to adult age.
Fergie Time Exhibition session
This one-off session will cover your chosen football focus area, based on your chosen playing position. Each session is approximately 1 ½ hours and is ideal for all players who want to super fine tune a specific area of their game. This is an extended version of the Exhibition session will allow more time and emphasis on your football focus area. The age range for this session starts from 6 years old to adult age.
Group or team training session
This session will cover tactical training with the addition of hand to eye coordination, ball control, ball manipulation, game awareness, intelligence and understanding, and fitness, strength and conditioning. The group sessions will also emphasise on training your chosen football focus area. For the team sessions, the manager is encouraged to work closely with the GND Master Coach to develop the session. Each session is approximately 1 hour and works better if players are of similar age and ability. The range starts from 6 years old to adult age.
Sports management is where a player has a team or manager that looks after every aspect of their client’s career allowing the player to concentrate on football. In simpler terms it is where we look after you to enable you focus solely on your football.
Player management consists of the day to day management of you with your best interests at the heart of the management we provide for you. This will include:
1:1 fitness coaching
1:1 football coaching
Nutrition planning and advice
Player welfare and well-being
General best practice advice
We don’t just want you to be a player who signs contracts, we want you to be a player who signs the best contracts possible. That will only take place if your nutrition, physical and mental performance is as efficient as possible.
Contract management is the intermediary, representation and negotiation of employment and endorsement deals for you. In return, our aside football agent will agree a commission that is usually a percentage of the contract.
We take our time to understand your needs as a player and as an individual and ensure that we will always negotiate and sign deals that are in the best interests of you.
Again, we don’t just want you to be a player who signs contracts, we want you to be a player who signs the best contracts possible. That will only take place if you are management by knowledgeable, trustworthy and experienced football agents.
How we can help you
If you are a professional player or aiming towards a professional contract,
it is important that you seek advice and representation in contractual negotiations with a club. The
framework and principles introduced by FIFA state that players and clubs can only negotiate with licensed agents for transfer and contract negotiations. Our sports management service has a number of licensed FA Intermediaries, also known as football agents, who are assigned to you according to best fit your needs as a footballer. The assigned football agent will represent you on all terms and conditions of contracts, whether you are signing your first contract, resigning a contract or transferring from one club to another.
Our sports management service can negotiate at the highest level of football including for International and Premier League players. We also conduct contracts for players at lower professional levels and for youth players who are about to sign professional terms.
Our team know football and are passionate about all areas of the game. The combination of having an experienced player management team and football agents who seamlessly work together in a streamline fashion means that, as a player, we are confident that your experience of working with us will be fruitful and successful.
Please contact us for more information and how we can be there for you every step of the way during your professional career.
Mentoring is a widely used development tool that has proved to have a beneficial impact on effectiveness, confidence and career advancement. Our Sports Mentoring service is a relationship between you and your mentor based on trust and mutual regard. Our GND Master Mentor will use their expertise and knowledge to support the development of you. Through 1:1 confidential conversations, you will be encouraged and challenged to achieve your potential and aspirations.
Mentoring is simply intended to be supportive of you at need. Think of it as a confidential access to a critical shoulder that can be used to sound things out.
Sports Mentoring provides a:
safe space to explore options and plan future action
place to be challenged and supported
source of advice and guidance
Having a GND Master Mentor can be very beneficial. It will give you:
increased self-awareness, motivation and confidence
greater clarity of purpose and productivity
increased organisational knowledge and know-how
improved skills and tools
focus and preparation for the future and career aspirations
In order for you to gain the most from the sessions, you will be expected to be accepting in realising challenges, being open and honest about yourself, being willing to take risks, and be having realistic expectations that are shared and agreed with the GND Master Mentor.
Stages of your Sports Mentoring relationship
Every mentoring relationship will develop its unique pattern. Below however outlines the typical, but not necessarily all, expectations in each stage to increase effectiveness of the mentoring relationship and sessions.
During the first stage, both GND Master Mentor and you will:
clarify mutual expectations
establish appropriate boundaries
discover initial exploration of your goals
talk about what success towards the end might look like
agree logistics around meetings and communication
review early sessions to establish the mentoring relationship is working for both parties
In the middle stage, you will:
come with an agenda
reflect on the mentoring sessions
aim to integrate learning from each session
By the end stage, both GND Master Mentor and you will:
be aware when the mentoring relationship has run its course
initiate proactive conversations to plan for the ending
review the original objectives
review the learning and progress
review the outcomes
We base our mentoring on 5 principles of development. This is the model of speaking, listening, asking, planning, doing and reviewing.
Our sessions are flexible and can take place via telephone, video, online or face to face to support you in solving your challenges and achieving your ambitions.
Sports counselling or sports psychotherapy is a specialised area where we are concerned with the wellbeing, mental functioning, and physical performance of athletes. There is particular emphasis on the mental component of athletic performance.
Why sports counselling?
Mental health in sport has recently been receiving all the attention it deserves. However, it is not sport in general which has taken centre stage, it is more particularly the elite sportspeople who have had the spotlight shone on them.
The stigma around mental health in general is changing for the better and the best of sportspeople have always been revered as the best role models. Therefore, when fusing these two subjects together, there has been a lot of media spotlight, which can only benefit all people involved in sport, not just those suffering with mental health.
One of the reasons why elite sportspeople are in the spotlight is because while their sport may be recreational to some degree, on the other hand it is their job and in most cases their way of life. Therefore, it can completely dominate and shape who they are and how they behave from day to day. If this starts to impact on someone’s performance negatively in any way, that’s when it is a necessary time for you to have a conversation with a sports counsellor.
How can we help?
With GND Sports Counselling, our focus is on you and on improving your mental performance, which will have a positive effect on your physical performance. We look at your behaviours, mental processes and well-being linked to your sporting profession. Simply put, sports counselling can help you expand your tools when challenging your thoughts and feelings.
We can support you in improving your:
trust in your own abilities and performance
We have worked with a variety of clients from sporting backgrounds including football, athletics and boxing. We have supported those who have struggled to cope with some key areas including, but not limited to:
commitment to training
fear of failure
managing rejection and failure
injury and rehabilitation
transition from sport into a different job sector
This service is for semi-professional, professional and elite sportspeople who want to enhance their sports performance and mental attitude. Our aim is to broaden your self-identity so that you can find value in yourself beyond your sports performance, whilst also supporting your sporting goals. Sessions take place face to face, telephone call, video call, email or instant messaging.
Let’s start by having a conversation with a GND Elite Sports Counsellor.
Let us come to you and make things happen – let us work with you, for you!
We are a creative, vibrant, performance quality driven and flexible team who work in an agile methodology adopted way. Events are important to GND because it gives all involved the chance to improve their knowledge on the theme and enjoy the stimulation of the event itself.
We use an array of communication and engagement skills to provide coaching and event coaching services that give you the tools for success. In addition to 1:1 consultations and group sessions, we regularly host workshops and seminars for people who are interested in developing themselves. From football parties to school events to professional mentoring workshops, we can provide a service for you. Our events are aside of our regular services and are based around our standard knowledgebase areas of football, fitness, mentoring, life coaching and sports counselling.
GND Events can assist you in:
building brand recognition
strengthening your team or community
building trustful partnerships together
establishing thought leadership
GND Events provides:
Football training for football clubs, schools and small or large groups
Fitness training for football clubs, schools and small or large groups
Football parties for football clubs and small or large groups
Fitness parties for small groups or large groups
Football workshops, speeches and presentations
Mentoring workshops, speeches and presentations
Life Coaching workshops, speeches and presentations
Sports Counselling workshops, speeches and presentations
What makes a great GND event is that we know our customers and we take the time to understand what their needs are. We also know what we offer, its purpose and why it matters. We always look for ways in which we can relate to our audience and create mutually beneficial references. We plan to perfection, we are always developing and most importantly, we know how to make things fun and easy to understand! Our aim is to broaden your understanding and intelligence of our material, which is generated by your subjects and goals.
Below are some examples of the events we have provided:
football training for football clubs
football training for schools
football parties and festivals
fitness training for small groups
life coaching speeches
sports counselling presentations
We also provide a range of bespoke parties, workshops, speeches and presentations. Contact us for more information and find out how we can help you to plan your event.