FOOTBALL - Racing Club Warwick chairman Vella excited by in-house academy plans - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Racing Club Warwick chairman Vella excited by in-house academy plans

RACING CLUB WARWICK chairman Gary Vella is excited about plans to take their Football Education Academy in-house.


After four years working in a partnership with third party outfit Future Pro, the club announced in December the change of direction for the Scholarships.


The new programme will begin at the start of next season and the club have since a agreed a deal with On The Ball Media to provide technology services to the new academy.


And that deal means Warwick’s academy will take advantage of the same technology elite clubs use on a daily basis with several high-powered artificial intelligence cameras, drones, gimbals and DSLR’s capturing the players games and training sessions.


Vella said: “We went down the partnership route several years ago and at the time it was the right thing to do.


“Having seen the Academy over these four years and witnessing how other operations work, it was clear to us that the best model is to ensure that all of the money that comes into the programme is reinvested back in for staff and equipment.


“This is the right thing to do and no corners will be cut. Education will be provided by Heart of England Training and the coaches can focus on the football side of the programme.


“It is just a different no-profit operating model that can only benefit the scholars and ensure a sustainable Academy for the club and local community for many years.”


The club are currently searching for a lead academy coach lead and assistant academy coach with details regarding trial dates and open evenings to be announced in due course.

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