Elite Sports Academy (UAE) are delighted to announce their partnership with the West Ham United Foundation. The newly launched partnership aims to introduce football players in the Middle East to the highest level of coaching via regular coaching clinics facilitated by the West Ham Foundation coaches.

West Ham United Foundation will deliver bespoke football schemes for our Elite Footballers where the service will aim to promote Coach Education and Player Pathways. 

The programmes will aim to provide regular opportunities for participants to train with the West Ham United Foundation coaches both in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom. In addition, the partnership provides the opportunity for players based in UAE to visit London to attend the Foundation’s projects as well as playing regular fixtures against West Ham United Foundation’s teams.

The Foundation provides top-class FA qualified coaches alongside Elite’s outstanding annual coaching scheme, creating a first of its kind, unrivalled programme in the Middle East.

Steven Whittaker & Richard Chapman, Managing Directors at Elite Sports Academy, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with West Ham United Foundation and we are really looking forward to building a fantastic, revered programme that will hopefully lead to the UAE’s most talented players following a developmental pathway from the Elite/West Ham United Foundation programme all the way to the first team”

Ross Williams, Programme Development Manager at the Foundation, explained that the new partnership is a great step into the Middle East for the Foundation: “I am delighted that the West Ham United Foundation have been able to develop a strategic long-term partnership with Elite Sports. We are excited about the impact this will have on participants involved across the UK and UAE, as well as helping us to raise the profile of the charitable work that the Foundation offers.

“Crucially, this collaboration will enable the Foundation to share our vision for youth development with young people across UAE, whilst also supporting Elite Sports with their Player Pathway.”





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