U16 UK ID TOUR – ENGLAND

 

U16 UK ID TOUR – ENGLAND

MONDAY 2ND DECEMBER 

Many thanks to Queens Park Rangers, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone; great game, great girls. All the best in the rest of your season in the Junior Premier League. Hope to see you all next year over with us in Florida!

That concludes our UK friendly fixtures we have been amongst very talented girls, great clubs and management, an experience we will take back to the US, with the drive to keep on working hard, we are forever grateful for the reception we have received in England. Tomorrow we get a day off ! To enjoy sightseeing with our families that have supported us throughout. Proud to be part of ESSA & Thank you all, have a great season and see you next year in warm Sunny Florida!!

Supported by AdventHealth Dade City AdventHealth Zephyrhills • The Rotary Club of New Port Richey • IdeaSoft

 

SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER 

We waited months for this day….

and it has exceeded our imagination beyond belief! How welcoming, what an awesome community, you can feel the passion in the love of the game here 🙌🙌. What a performance by all and this experience will outlive the result by a lifetime. ESSA girls voted Annie Heatherson Player of the Match today, very close 2nd Beth Howard the goalkeeper🙌 Thank you Yeovil Town Women FC Southampton FC for inspiring us to pursue our soccer, we are forever grateful . #playerdevelopment #pathways #womensfootball #womenssoccer

Inspiring opportunity for U16 girls goalkeeper Kobi and Coach Neal to meet with Yeovil Women FC 1st Team goalkeeper Beth Howard and Goalkeeping Coach Tony Rich. #1 #Goalkeepers #YTWFC #BePartOfIt #essauktour

Annie Heatherson – Player of the Match

 

 

Credit : Mark Halford

 

SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 

Yesterday Annie Heatherson Yeovil Town Women FC 1st Team Captain came to visit us at Bridgwater & Taunton College. Tomorrow we head to support YTWFC, meet the team and walk out on the pitch with them before the FA Cup 2nd round game against Southampton FC
#BePartOfIt #ABU #womensfootball #womenssoccer #essauktour #facup

 

 

 

SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 

Raise your hand or make some noise, who is ready to go see AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur Live at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 🏟 ?! Up the 🍒 #MyFirstPremierLeagueGame #TOTBOU #essauktour #afcb ‬#EPL #Professional

ESSA Girls & 59,612 spectators – AFCB v Spurs

AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Zephyrhills, The Rotary Club of New Port Richey,  IdeaSoft

 

 

U16 girls 🇺🇸 watching Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth Premier League live at

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London, England #unreal ‬#EnglishPremierLeague

#MyFirstPremierLeagueGame #TOTBOU #essauktour

 

 

The English Premier League is something else….

Watching live at Spurs new stadium along with 59,612 other spectators. Unreal !!

 

 

 

During this week The Academy understands Coaches development is equally as important as player development. This week Coach Neal had an incredible opportunity to meet Head of AFCB Academy the AFC Bournemouth 1st Team & England U21 keeper Aaron Ramsdale, dropping in on U23 & U21 keeper sessions right through to the U9 & U10. This week has been a phenomenal experience and an opportunity we are truly grateful for. #coachesdevelopment #playerdevelopment #goalkeeping

 

Coach Neal with Aaron Ramsdale AFC Bournemouth 1st Team Goalkeeper and England u21 GK

Coach Neal joins in goalkeeping sessions with the U21 and U23 AFC Bournemouth

Coach Neal with Head of AFC Bournemouth Academy Joe Roach

 

Coach Neal jumps in on U9 & U10 Keepers sessions at AFC Bournemouth

 

FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 

 

🙌Fantastic Friday evening 🙌 as we meet Yeovil Town Women FC U16 Academy Girls ⚽️🦁#ABU #essauktour #playerdevelopment #pathways #fantasticfriday #womensfootball #womenssoccer #youthsoccer AdventHealth Dade City AdventHealth Zephyrhills • The Rotary Club of New Port Richey • IdeaSoft

 

This afternoon we are greeted with a very warm welcome arriving at Yeovil Town Women FC ‘s Dual Career Academy Partners Bridgwater & Taunton College .

Meeting Yeovil Town Women FC Academy Players who are currently attending Bridgwater & Taunton College. The dual-career programme supports the opportunity for ‘student-athletes’ to reach their full potential with the philosophy that the ‘student’ comes before the ‘athlete’ and can study any academic course. Within the promoted girls they are studying a wide range of courses from A-Levels to Level 3 BTEC Sports Science to Motorsport Engineering #playerdevelopment #playerpathways #dualacademy #educationwhilstplay #essauktour

 

 

U16 Goalkeepers ESSA & Yeovil Women FC

 

“QUINTESSENTIAL” MILLFIELD SCHOOL, UK 

This morning we are at Millfield Senior School an incredible quintessential school sharing the same approach to ESSA “Where pupils are celebrated for who they are, and encouraged to reach their personal best.”

Thank you to Scott & Danny Head of Football for a magnificent insight to Millfield School, the girls made new friends during the day and thoroughly enjoyed lunch together with Millfield Football players. Thank you for this unique opportunity, the girls did not wish to leave!

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving from Wembley Stadium 🏟 at the heart of English Football ⚽️ Extensive tour and career in sport talks today with UCFB  followed by a great afternoon training session with UCFB in London.  Fantastic facilities and opportunities for a future in Football.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 

Last night ESSA Lionesses met Southampton FC ‘RTC’ U16 Girls : The Saints are currently one of only 34 FA Regional Talent Centres; a top Tier 1 Status; one of just 13 clubs in England.
“A great experience playing amongst very talented girls. Thank you to Southampton for having us, we wish you all the best for the season and may each player pursue their football to an elite English player”

#southamptonFcRTC #femalefootball #womensfootball #womenssoccer #essauktour

ESSA U16 Girls with Southampton FC U16 RTC Players – Southampton UK 

 

BROCKENHURST COLLEGE UK > FEMALE FOOTBALL ELITE PLAYER PROGRAMME

 

Today U16 girls are at Brockenhurst College with AFC Bournemouth touring their fantastic facilities. Talks from Brockenhurst Colleges Principal and meeting AFC Bournemouth’s Women’s First Team as we learn about their Female Football Elite Player Programme. Thank you for a very warm welcome and this wonderful opportunity. https://www.brock.ac.uk/

Kindly Supported by AdventHealth Dade City • AdventHealth Zephyrhills •The Rotary Club of New Port Richey • IdeaSoft

A very warm welcome this morning from Brockenhurst College Sports, AFC Bournemouth Coaches & Player Co-ordinators 

 

 

Touring Brockenhurst Colleges fantastic Sports Facilities with AFC Bournemouth 

 

Fantastic Opportunity to meet and hear from Brockenhurst Colleges Principal

 

AFC Bournemouth Womens First Team Players, AFCB Coaches & ESSA @ Brockenhurst College. 

 

 

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MEETING AFCB FIRST TEAM SQUAD

 

TUESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 

U16 Girls ‘Meet’ and ‘Watch’ the AFC Bournemouth First Team Squad in Training 🍒 🙌 Phenomenal Experience 🙌

#afcb #Bournemouth #premierleague #cherries #epl #togetheranythingispossible #professionalfootball #phenomenalexperience

#essauktour #usasupport #pascocounty #zephyrhills ‬

 

 

U16 GIRLS WITH AFC BOURNEMOUTH FIRST TEAM SQUAD 

 

 

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MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 

AFC Bournemouth U16 Girls v ESSA U16 Girls – 8PM KICK OFF – Bournemouth, Dorset England.

“BRILLIANT GAME” 👏
📄 A good challenge in unfamiliar conditions for the u16 lionesses. A fast start from AFCB saw their hard work rewarded. ESSA failing to capitalise on the half chances they created in the first half allowed Bournemouth to widen the margin with a free kick finding its way into the bottom corner from just outside the box. Shortly after ESSA conceded again to a mistake that gifted AFCB a second. Second half saw a similar start and ESSA were under pressure from the start, 2 goals taken really well by AFCB looked like all hope was lost.
A rotation in personnel and change of style gave the lionesses the opportunity to find the net from Dani Duncan, Mila Maciel and Jenna Nicolette. AFCB were on the back foot, unfortunately, the ESSA girls were out of time and the game finished AFCB 4 – ESSA 3

Well done Lionesses 🦁 superb work, some great individual performances and what a great match to start our tour.

Thank you AFCB U16 for the opportunity and challenge, it was great to meet players & coaches, thank you for such a warm welcome. Good luck with your season and development #womensfootball #playerdevelopment #togetheranythingispossible #internationalsoccer #forevergrateful

Kindly Supported by :AdventHealth Dade City * AdventHealth Zephyrhills * Rotary Club of New Port Richey * IdeasSoft

 

 

 

 

 

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MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 

Mondays do not get any better than this ! An incredible experience today meeting everyone and an in depth insight to The English Premiership  . #TheBESTdayEVER

 

 

Now to prep for this evenings friendly :  U16 Girls ESSA  v  U16 Girls AFC Bournemouth

 

 

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SATURDAY 23RD / SUNDAY 24TH  U16 : Tampa > London UK

All smiles last night as ESSA U16 Lionesses boarded their flight from Tampa International USA to London England.

Players, Families & Personnel arrived in good spirit this morning after a good flight, next stop to Bournemouth, Dorset where they will call “home” for the next 10 days of their “English Football” UK ID Showcase Tour.

 

GOOD MORNING FROM LONDON “ENGLAND”! 

 

Boarding Time Tampa to London !

 

 

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4 DAYS TO GO – UK ID SHOWCASE TOUR