GRASSROOTS LOCAL TEAM LEVEL
We Make Footballers do not run our own clubs and teams. We do however partner with other local grassroots teams. These are formal agreements in which the clubs expect us to deliver a certain amount of players to them each season. The reason we send players to grassroots clubs is because it helps our players develop through experiencing real match play, helps the local clubs bring in a continual influx of players, which in turn helps develop footballing and social communities across the country.
HOW DOES IT WORK
The earliest that a player can start playing for a club is in School Year 2. Many grassroots teams are not able to provide quality training for all the players that are waiting to join their club. Therefore a number of clubs will use a soccer school to look after training for all the 4-6 year old players who are too young to join a team at the club. We provide that soccer school service for over 20 different clubs, and as result, we are able to provide clear, engaging and managed pathways for our players.
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Child attends WMF training
When signing up,
email us to say you want your child to join a
local grassroots team
We monitor their progress – giving you continual feedback through our reporting software and work on their weaknesses
At a point we feel they are ready for team training, and depending on their age, we put them forward for trials
If they are selected we request that the player continues to attend our training, football camps and 1-1 sessions
If they are not selected we continue to work with them and monitor their progress until there is another opportunity to try again
Old Isleworthians are an example of the type of local grassroots club we will partner with. They train their players on club nights, exclusively for their team members and we will train all other players who are waiting to join the club. This means there is a constant flow of players coming into the club. We have been providing players to Old Ise for the past 10 years and have given them over 650 players in that period. We have seen some wonderful communities evolve in that time and we are very proud of our long partnership with the club. The club is now growing from strength to strength and will continue to flourish for many years
with the sustainable approach we have for recruiting and developing players for the club.
“Old Isleworthians are considered one of the top clubs in London for the players they
continue to develop and the opportunities they provide for so many children in the area.”