After the incredibly successful introduction of the UKFF Academy, the Club is proud to announce the location of its new South London Base
” We could not be more delighted to announce our move to Roehampton Playing Fields as the base for our Academy.” said Director of Football, Ewemade Orobator. ” If when we started less than four months ago, you told me we would have three excellent sides, have played and beaten senior football sides, sent players to trials with premier league set ups and premier non league clubs including getting contracts for some of them, be the leading scorers in the league and now have a base with 3 football pitches, maintained pitches, the endorsement of two former premiership players (Phil Babb and Chris Whyte) links with other academies and non league clubs plus an oversea talent scouts, I would have said you cant be serious. Its down to the people who believed in the vision and UKFF has become stronger because of it. That does not mean it has been easy. In every journey you will come across the insecure, the insincere and the plain inadequate but you find your equilibrum and keep your eye on the journey.”
The move coincidences with the imminent support of major new sponsors including the countries leading grassroots sports organisation to add to the support by Footballs biggest sponsor.
” That says it all. Support from the people who matter because we are trying to do the right thing for talented footballers. No more and no less.” concluded Ewemade Orobator.
Training will take place 3 times a week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 1-3.30pm ( players pictured at a recent session). Plans for evening training to resume will be announced as soon as possible.
Alongside the EDS structure and new investment in transport and coaching qualifications, the UKFF looks set to continue its development and will strive hard to deliver the success for the players.