Embello, a leading printing and merchandise company in the Midlands, has been busy providing branded football kit to Premier League player Marc Albrighton as he launches his academy for young players at Tamworth Football Club.
The Leicester City player who has enjoyed a prestigious career with Leicester City for seven years and previously with Aston Villa, has already set up his own Centre of Development. His aim is to encourage and support children into the sport of football from a young age across the Midlands.
He’s now launching an academy at Tamworth Football Club and hopes to encourage up to 1,000 local children to embrace and enjoy the beautiful game.
Marc said: “After ‘making it’ as a professional footballer, I always imagined setting up my own soccer school. I myself enjoyed the best football camps in the area as a boy through the Pete Wilson Soccer Academy. This is something that we have taken a lot from and tried to replicate with the main aspect of it being fun for all.
“Alongside our Centre of Development, we have now decided to launch the academy. This is mainly so that kids, if they want it, have somewhere to continue their progression under our professional guidance and have an opportunity to transition onto the footballing ladder.
“We are ambitious people with good values and a common love of football and I am sure this reflects on the work we have already done and hope to be doing for many years to come in the local community.”
Tamworth FC are in the process of growing and improving their work with young people and have been impressed with the excellent work that Marc Albrighton Centre of Development has already achieved. Now the club will offer football provision for all age groups and ability levels from 2 years old to 12+ starting out on their football journeys.
Kyle Raffo, who is the founder of Embello, was only too pleased to support his local football club in Tamworth. “To see my local football club embracing this initiative is inspiring and my team are only too happy to support Marc to get this project off on the right foot (or the left!).
Embello plans to have a long term relationship with Tamworth Football Club and will be sponsoring other projects over time.
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