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Pro Touch Soccer Academy from England – B15 and B13
Tell us briefly the history of your club/team?
The Pro Touch Soccer Academy (PTSA) is an organisation which was established in February 2006 and marked its 9th Anniversary in 2015.
The charitable social enterprise that manages both the Academy and Community programmes across London. As a not-for-profit organisation, we re-invest all profit back in to the programmes we operate across London. The organisation is run by London based sports (football) professionals as well as and youth-friendly people, the staff and management are highly skilled and offer a variety of experience. They range from Football Association (FA) coaches to qualified youth, sports and fitness workers from the fields of school education and sports management.
Since 2006, the Academy has seen over 30 young professional schoolboys and full-time players signed at a host of English Premiership and Championship and League Clubs including Arsenal, Brentford, Dagenham & Redbridge, Millwall, Reading, Leyton Orient, Queens Park Rangers, Watford and many more. The Academy has scouted players from Europe, including Croatia, Denmark, Lithuania and Sweden who have all attended professional trials with English Clubs including Chelsea, Liverpool, Reading, West Ham United.
Is it your first time at the Dana Cup if not how many times has your club participated?
We entered the Dana Cup for the first time as Pro Touch Soccer Academy, in 2007 in the B14. Our talented squad experienced a fantastic run, by reaching the S/F of the A Cup Final, losing to the eventual Winners from Mexcio. There were 121 teams in the catgory, so for PTSA to have reached that stage was incredable. Ever since 2007, we attended Dana Cup ever year, except 2012.
What are your goals and expectations for the Dana Cup 2015?
Ever year we have the same set of goals for all our particpating age groups, to achive Gold Medal. But off the pitch, to give our players and coaching staff, once in a life time international football experinces. In 2015 will see us bring two fantastic age groups in the boys catergory, with some of the most talented players in Inner City London. We may even select some of our schoolboy professional footballers who are signed to Arsenal, Reading, Watford FC pending approval from their Football Clubs.
Latest Promo Video of PTSA here
Pro Touch Soccer Academy, Ash Rahman - Welcome to the Dana Cup 2015.
Photo: Pro Touch Soccer Academy.