UDA Soccer at the University of Chester, England
UDA Director of Recruitment, Seamus Reilly, announced today that 16 students from across the USA will be participating in the UDA Summer Experience Tour in the UK at the University of Chester.. Those attending will be student/athletes who are eligible for the incoming class of 2019.
Student/athletes were selected from across the UDA recruitment events this past year that took place in Florida, Tennessee, Arizona, Ohio and Texas. In addition, some family members will be joining the group on a separate itinerary to the training and playing schedule arranged through
UDA Academy Director, Coach Joel Roberts.
Coach Reilly, will be traveling to Chester where he will meet up with Jon McCarthy, Head of Coaching and Academy Director Joel Roberts.
Coach Reilly, stated, “It will be a great opportunity for the prospects to get professional coaching from Jon McCarthy who has played over 600 professional league games and played at the very top of the pro game in the English Premiership. However, it is Jon’s academic background (B.Sc) and his professional coaching credentials and experience that will provide an unparalleled coaching experience for the students.”
Reilly added, “Joel has set up games against Chester City FC, Southport FC and a select XI from the official Everton FC Academy. In addition, one of our training sessions will take place at the training academy site of Manchester City. This will give the students, in addition to a tour of the grounds, an insight into training in a professional environment at the top level.”
The official training site of Manchester City FC where UDA soccer prospects will train as part of their tour. While the tour is focused on the soccer training, development and opportunities for student/athletes, they will also get a first hand insight into the academic opportunities that UDA Soccer at the University of Chester provides.
Katy Davenport from the International office will meet students and families and will set up a campus tour to see facilities at Chester, meet academic staff and provide insight into the multiple course offerings that the University offers.
Living, training and playing in the iconic city of Chester will give the students and their families a real sense of the quality and what this program offers.
The tour leaves for Chester on July 7th concluding July 15th.