• Honorat Mbemba Fundu
    Honorat Mbemba Fundu
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    Name : Honorat Mbemba Fundu
    Nationality : Democratic Republic of Congo
    Position : Winger / Full Back
    Preferred Foot : Right
    Current Club : Green Point Salesian Football Club (LFA South Africa)
    Date of Birth : 17/08/1993
    Height : 1.68 m
    Weight : 70 kg
    Other Sports : CrossFit, Boxing & Martial Arts
    Played Youth Football at Dream Team Academy from Age 12-16 (2005 – 2009), Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Joined Congo Foot Academy Football Club Aged 16 (2009 – 2013) including a participation in Airtel rising stars competition in 2012, Kinshasa / Democratic Republic of Congo
    Trained 12 weeks with Royal Brussels British Football Club (2013), Brussels / Belgium
    Played Local Football in Cape Town South Africa before eventually joining Green Point Salesian Fc  within Local Football Associations (2014 – 2017)
    Football Program at EduKick Manchester Academy (2017), Manchester / United Kingdom
    Currently in Season (April – October 2017)
    Games Played : 8 Apps
    Goals : 3
    Assist :  1
    Minutes Played : 675 min
    Football has been my passion ever since I was a kid, despite the high demands of higher education, I could still find the time to play my game. Through continuously researching for improvement,  knowledge and football opportunities; my path has directed me to the great city of Manchester where football is the most vibrant.
    Edukick Manchester offers great opportunities to really improve your football on all front and be coached by people with experience. During my time at academy, I had the opportunity to receive a session from former Leicester City player Richie Wellens, currently coach at Oldham Athletic; great head coach Nigel Keogh helps every players individually to improve several aspects of their game play.
    I would definitely recommend Edukick Manchester to any player willing to put the work in and improve their overall abilities. Personally, my time at Edukick Manchester helped me improve my technical abilities, individual skills and understanding of game play; all  those aspects will help me toward achieving my goal.
    Enjoys cutting inside to create chances
    Anticipates when to drop in or stay wide when necessary
    Confident with both feet
    Combative on and off the ball
    Enjoys dribbling past opponent through pace
    Relishes going in behind the defence
    Anticipates threat from opposition and support when own team attack
    Favourite Team : Arsenal FC
    Favourite Player : Thierry Henry
    Arsenal going 49 games unbeaten in English Football  is one of greatest example of what is achievable in Football as a Team. From that season 2013-2014 I fell in love with the team and this beautiful sport. Since then, I have been a fan and almost watched every single games from the Vieira penalty against United in 2005 FA cup final through the defeat in 2006 Champions League Final and the latest 2017 FA Cup Final against Chelsea after a though season.
    Role Model : Arsène Wenger
    Inspirational Quote : “If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.”
    Bachelor Degree of Commerce at CTI Education Group in South Africa
    Higher certificate in Business Management from CTI  Education Group in Cape Town, South Africa
    International English Language Testing System Certificate
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  • IH Manchester v Manchester College
    IH Manchester v Manchester College
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    On Thursday 27th July IH Manchester lined up for their first fixture playing against Manchester College. With only 8 training sessions as a group this was going to be a challenging but fantastic experience for the players, some of whom were playing football in England for the first time.

    The pre-game instructions to the players was to go out and enjoy the game and the experience as much as possible and look to play the ball quickly and positively IH Manchester
    had lots of early possession and were looking to build from the back, playing through the thirds creating some half chances at the opposite end. Manchester college had some impressive individuals and experience of playing together and this showed as they scored 2 goals minutes apart. The squad remained up beat and continued to pass the ball with confidence, shifting the ball across the pitch well. A third and fourth goal were conceded before half time before IH Manchester managed to pull a goal back, raising the confidence levels at the break.
    In the 2nd half the players continued to play there passing game and remain disciplined despite the score line and further tested the opposition goal keeper. Through a neat passage of play we managed to score a second with some quick passing around the box and a tidy finish from the striker. The team continued to defend as a unit and worked hard to keep a clean sheet in the second half, final result 4-2.
    A very impressive first game for the squad who should take great credit for their individual and collective performances. As head coach it was a pleasure to watch and rewarding to see such a good group of hard working individuals enjoying the game and developing as a group in one performance.
    We continue to work hard in training and look forward to our second fixture next week.

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  • Ex professional Richie Wellins visit
    Ex professional Richie Wellins visit
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    Ex professional Richie Wellins visited the academy on Friday 28th July as a guest speaker for the squad, answering questions and sharing his knowledge and experience of what it takes to make it as a professional footballer. Richie who is currently first team coach at Oldham Athletic shared stories of his playing days with Leicester City, Manchester United and the National team. The lads were able to put questions to Richie who gave some valuable advice for the players to take away and work on to develop themselves as footballers. Richie followed up the talk with a high intensity possession drill on the training field, coaching the squad on first touch, special awareness and decision making.

    A very enjoyable and beneficial session for the group who were further encourage by Richie to never give up and keep working hard towards your dream.
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  • Alvaro Carrera Rodriguez
    Alvaro Carrera Rodriguez
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    Date of birth: 30/12/1996
    Nationality: Spanish
    Job: Fitness coach
    Height: 1,77 cm
    Weight: 73 kg
    -High sport course, 2015-2017.
    -Personal trainer (functional training tittle), 2016.
    -Medium sport course, 2013-2015.
    More information
    Firstly, I love the sport football, I have played and worked in Spain, Ireland, U.S.A and now in Manchester.
    I got a lot of beautiful experiences in others countries, social skills, leadership skill, innovation….
    In all of my life’s areas (personal, professional, familiar….) I enjoy, learn, work hard and I give my 100%.
    I try to make happier the people.
    I am here because I would like to get a really good experience in this company and in Manchester, also to improve my English level. I hope to learn from all the coaches and football academy.





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    Date Of Birth:    08/02/2000

    1st Playing Position:  Centre back  

    2nd Playing Position: right back
    Nationality:  Ugandan
    Height:   181 cm   
    Weight:     62 kg
    Preferred Foot:  right   
    Level Played:    School league, men’s Saturday league, u18 youth league

    Previously at Kampala international School Uganda – (IGCSE’S)
    1 A, 3B’s, 4C’s, 1D
    Currently at Bournemouth Collegiate School – (A levels)
    Recent grades: Spring term (Business- A high) (PE- C standard) (Psychology- A* high)
    Summer term (Business- A high) (PE- D high) (Psychology- A high)
    Edukick Manchester summer football programme and B-tec
    Subject prizes- A level PE
    Playing schedule
    Daily training at the Edukick International programme (Monday to Friday)
    Going to Sports Direct gym over the weekends
    Training with Bc Saints Monday and Wednesday
    Competitive games on Saturday
    Skill, training and playing characteristics
    -Good game reading and tackling
    -Leader on the field (confident and loud)
    Current/ recent football coaches
    -Currently playing for BC Saints (u18 football club) in Bournemouth
    -Attending Edukick Manchester International Football programme

    Leadership Experience
    U16 football captain at Kampala International School Uganda (2015-2016)
    House Captain at Bournemouth Collegiate School (2016 to current)
    Deputy Head Boy at Bournemouth Collegiate School (2016 to current)
    Boarding prefect at Bournemouth Collegiate School (2016 to current)
    Football camps attended
    Edukick Manchester International Football programme
    Personal awards and achievements
    U16 football player of the year 2014-2015
    U16 boys Football 2016- outstanding performance
    U20 Boys football 2016- Sportsmanship
    Secondary ISSAK Athletics records:- long jump(5.85m) -100m(11.75s)  -200m(24.45s) –u16 4*100m relay team(49.16s) – u20 4*100m relay team(49.16s)
    Bournemouth Collegiate School Athletics Championships: – Long jump (6.10m)

    Team and group awards
    ISSAK 2016 secondary cross country finalist
    ISSAK 2016 u16 Boys volleyball finalist
    ISSAK 2016 u20 Boys volleyball finalist
    ISSAK 2016 Secondary Athletics champion
    KISU, Under 13 ISSAK finalists 2013 -14
    U20 ISSAK semi-finalist 2016
    Volunteer and extra curricular activities
    -Working with Dorset Children’s Foundation (non profit charity organisation)
    -Athletics training Tuesday and Thursday

    Inspirational quotes
    “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up”- George A. Custer

    Role models
    – Phil Jagielka (He is calm, reads the game well and has helped young defenders to become better players)
    – Eric Bailly (He is strong and fast, he has good timing on his tackle and interception)
    – Vincent Kompany (He is a noticeable leader on the field, strong, encouraging and good tackling skills)

    Edukick Manchester 2016
    – Joined Edukick for 6 weeks
    – Took as much feedback as i did from the coaches and seeked as much information as i can to make me a better football player
    – All this feedback from Edukick and UK football trials has made me a better player in a short period of time

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  • EduKick Manchester Awards Dinner 2017
    EduKick Manchester Awards Dinner 2017
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    Awards dinner
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    This year’s end of season meal was held at Restaurant Bar and Grill in Manchester and it was nice to see all the lads dressed smartly for the occasion! It was an opportunity for the both staff and players to bond and relax eating nice food and also present the yearly awards of Player’s Player, Managers player, Top goal scorer and Most Improved player.
    Following awards went to:
    Players Player – Miles Kibukosya                  
    Managers Player – Matthew Omondi Owino
    Most Improved Player – Mahrus Mohammed
    Top Goal Scorer – Miles Kibukosya
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