Posted: August 07th 2015

I've got some great news to share!

TCSA has been endorsed by another developer of top talents...

And it comes as part of an exciting link up for the Academy.

Malcolm Elias, a former colleague of TCSA Super Coach Huw Lloyd, is now the Head of Recruitment at Fulham FC.

As you will see below...he has helped to produce some of the most valuable talent in the world today. We are in the process of arranging a tour to Fulham which will include games for those fortunate to be selected. So exciting stuff. We appreciate Malcolm's support for our Academy, its ethos and aims. He is also right behind the launch of our new Advanced Groups, saying how important it is to prepare properly to get ready for a higher level.

This is what Malcolm had to say:

"Hi Frankie ,

Great to discuss at length the developments in your excellent coaching programme. I've always been very impressed with the coaching and preparation for sessions by Huw Lloyd and yourself. Your attention to detail and constant assessment of your session content at all levels is well respected by myself and fellow professionals.

I know that the standards you set yourselves and your staff are that of the highest level. As you know I have been involved for over 30 years full-time in professional Football and worked with some terrific coaches including the England manager Roy Hodgson, Steve MacLaren, Rafa Benitez , Mark Hughes and Harry Redknapp. I have also been fortunate enough to have been actively involved with the development of the likes of Gareth Bale , Theo Walcott , Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Luke Shaw.

Working with the above has made me appreciate how important it is to prepare young players for the challenges ahead.

This is another key area of your programme that impressed me which should be a great comfort to the players and their parents. Keep developing your programme for the benefit of your young players as I know you will do.

I am pleased to be part of your continuing developments. I look forward to hosting you at Fulham fc. Regards, Malcolm Elias (Head of Recruitment @ Fulham fc)."

So NOW is a good time to join us at TCSA. If we are a good fit for you, of course. And even more so with our new advanced-small- group-training It's not for everyone. Only for ambitious, committed players.

Apply here:

Happy Friday


PS - I'm up in London this morning. Alarm woke me up at 3am this morning. Didn't know where I was never mind what day it was. Looking forward to a well overdue weekend off. Kaya Festival with Rachel and my friends tomorrow up in Margam Park. Brand New Heavies and Norman Jay's 'Good Times' are on my hit-list!