Tottenham Hotspur Football Development
Football Focus Asia works with Tottenham Hotspur Development Academy as an official partner to develop Asian talent and football training programmes across Asia. Open to any individual or teams, this is a great opportunity to experience football training at its highest level in the UK. Malaysian based programmes are also available for corporations should they want to consider taking this as an opportunity to affiliate their brand as a marketing driver which also greatly benefits Malaysian football in order to achieve a number of KPIs.
Tottenham Hotspur is a huge global brand and with their recent success in the English Premier League, ‘Spurs’ have established themselves as one of the main forces in European football.
With some fantastic stars such as Gareth Bale, Jermaine Defoe, Emanuel Adebayor , Jan Vertonghen and Clint Dempsey, Tottenham are well placed to deliver a hugely recognisable brand with current appeal.
The Tottenham Hotspur Football Development programme aims to:
- Challenge – To develop each session at the pace of the player with the most potential
- Achieve – Multiple outcomes – Technical /Tactical/Physical/Mental
- Develop – Effective players and individuals
- Optimise – Every second for the player
- Develop – Personality and mental strength
- Create – The best learning environment
The new Tottenham Hotspur Football development Experience in the UK has state of the art facilities with all weather training dome, you will find that the best training will be given to enable the boys to reach their full potential.
Tottenham coaches have a wealth of experience and are ready to help train the boys and coaches so as to give them the knowledge they need to progress in the future.
First trip to Spurs Lodge – UK
July 2011 saw the first trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Football Academy under the partnership between Football Focus Asia and Tottenham Hotspur Football Development.
The boys aged 13-17 from both Malaysia and Hong Kong spent an intensive week at the spurs training lodge working under a panel of Spurs Development coaches. When they weren’t training, the boys met manager Harry Redknapp and also members of the Tottenham first team squad.
Two Malaysians who took part in July’s Academy experience, Faisal and Haiqal, were the top young players of the recently concluded Soccer Kids series on TV3. The Soccer Kids crew followed Faisal and Haiqal to the UK to watch the would be stars in action and to grab some sneaky behind the scenes footage of Tottenham at work.
Outside the Spurs Lodge the boys also managed to visit White Hart Lane, the home of Tottenham Hotspur FC. They got full access to the stadium and even managed to see the first team changing room which was set up ready for action.
Apart from having Malaysian youngsters flying to England to train with Tottenham Hotspur, Football Focus Asia uses their connection with the Premier League giants to set up a more local event.
Last April two coaches from the Spurs flew over to Malaysia to give a series of trainings to football juniors.
This event was hosted in cooperation with the British School of Kuala Lumpur. The sessions offered a great platform for kids to learn the free-flowing, skillful and exciting brand of football championed by Tottenham Hotspur. In addition to picking up some fantastic skills, young players learned the values and attributes needed to succeed as a first class footballer. The camp even incorporated nutritionists to ensure attendees will experience what its like to live, eat and breathe like a top-level professional player.
Tottenham Hotspur International Football Development Programme – Malaysia.
The Asia launch of the development programme was held in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and highlights Tottenham’s partnership with Football Focus Asia which also included a one-year association with the British School of Kuala Lumpur.
The agreement aimed to provide Asian footballers aged 10-18, across all regions, with the opportunity to experience professional football training with Spurs Football Development team of coaches. The programme focused on the physical aspects of training and playing, and the necessary dietary and nutritional requirements in sport. The aim of the programme is to improve the standard of Asian football at grass roots level through a series of coaching camps across Malaysia and other Asia regions, as well as providing UK-based visits for teams.
“We are delighted to launch our two-year partnership with Football Focus Asia. Tottenham Hotspur Football Development aim to create and deliver the best learning environment to encourage and develop the skills and techniques of young players. With our innovative programmes, we are creating pathways and opportunities for young players and coaches in Asia and to further their football learning under the guidance of Tottenham Hotspur Football Development by developing effective players and individuals.” Mark Jones, Head Of Football Development.
Tottenham Hotspur International Football Development – Russia
Planned to coincide with the launch of the 2012 European Football Championships being hosted in the neighbouring countries of Ukraine and Poland on June 8th. The International School of Moscow partnered with Football Focus Asia and Tottenham Hotspur Football Development to bring the first official Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Camp to Moscow.
The camp ran for four days from Tuesday 5th June to Friday 8th June and was open to students from Year 1 to Year 9.
The camp offered an excellent chance to develop football skills with high calibre coaches from one the top flight clubs in the EPL. The training offered a holistic approach to football development giving participants detailed knowledge and a valuable insight into training at the highest level of football.
The British School of Kuala Lumpur were privileged to host a Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Camp during the Easter holidays, all thanks to Football Focus Asia.
Spurs sent Academy coaches Luke Jones and Billy Manners and along with our resident coach delivered quality sessions to our students.
The pace of improvement and development of the players during the camp was remarkable. It certainly proved to me that Tottenham Hotspur take the development of young players very seriously.
Gilbard Honey-Jones - Principal, British International School of Kuala Lumpur
The Tottenham Hotspur Football Camp at the International School of Moscow was an enormous success. The coaching staff, Miles and Phil were superb. The positive and professional relationships that they quickly established with students of all ages and abilities was exemplary. This meant that the children were dashing into school every morning, excited about playing football and developing their skills. I would not hesitate to repeat this event in future years. Thank you Tottenham Hotspur and Football Focus Asia for making the week one of our highlights this year!
Paul Seedhouse - Headmaster, The International School of Moscow
The kids absolutely loved it and we had plenty of delighted parents. Thank-you Tottenham Hotspur and Football Focus Asia for bringing out the football development programme to the ISM.
Adam Hoult - Physical Education Teacher, The International School of Moscow