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West Ham United International Academy

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National Camp 2013, Rome, GA - Darlington School

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING INVITED TO THE 2013 WEST HAM UNITED INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY NATIONAL CAMP!!

CAMP LOCATION:

Darlington School. Cave Spring Road, Rome GA 30161.

Tel - (706) 235-6051


CAMP DATES/AGE GROUPS:

Camp 1 – Darlington School. Rome, GA – July 28th – 31st

Boys born between - September 1st 2001  - August 31st 2004

Girls born between – September 1st 1995 – August 31st 2002


Camp 2 – Darlington School. Rome, GA – August 1st – 4th

Boys born between – September 1st 1995 – August 31st 2001


Click here to register

*by invitation only*


Dates of birth based on West Ham United Academy birthdates for 2013-14 season. Please note there is a degree of flexibility on the dates of birth for camp attendance – please email Annette@globalimagesports.com to request your son/daughter attend a camp outside of his/her birth date.

This unique experience includes:

  1. 3 nights accommodation

  2. All meals

  3. 2 full International Academy kits (jersey, shorts, socks), soccer ball, flat gym bag and water bottle

  4. Expert coaching and honest, unbiased verbal and written evaluation from West Ham Academy staff

  5. Technical and tactical instruction on the field and in classroom settings

  6. Advice on collegiate and professional career prospects

  7. Nutritional advice and information

This camp is being offered by invitation only and space is limited.  To accept your invitation follow the instructions in the FAQ’s below.


If you are not attending please email Annette@globalimagesports.com ASAP.

CAMP DIRECTORS:

The Camp will be under the Direction of legendary

West Ham United Academy Director Tony Carr and

Assistant Academy Director, Paul Heffer.


Tony Carr is the current Director of Youth Development at

West Ham United of the English Premier League and is

recognized as one of the most influential figures in English

football. A former graduate of the academy himself, whose

football career was cut short by injury, he joined the club’s

staff as a youth coach in 1973.

Since then in his tenure as Academy Director, Carr is credited with producing talent which has earned an estimated excess of $100 million in transfer fees for the club, while the 23 man England squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup contained no less than seven players trained by Carr – Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick, Jermain Defoe, Glen Johnson and John Terry. In 2010 Tony was recognized for his services to football by Her Majesty the Queen, by being awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire).


Paul Heffer has assisted Tony Carr at the Academy for nearly 20 years, his association with West Ham goes back even further, having played for the club at first team level, making his league debut alongside England World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, in March 1967. Paul went onto make a further 16 appearances for the club before his career was cut short by injury.


Tony and Paul will be joined by coaches from the West Ham United Academy.

CAMP FAQ’s:

HOW MUCH DOES THE CAMP COST?

The camp costs $545

ARE THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

West Ham United and Global Image Sports do not provide any scholarships for the National Camp, however we do reinvest in our partner clubs who host a regional player id camp and leave it to their discretion concerning scholarship requests for the camp.

HOW DO I REGISTER AND PAY?

To accept the invitation and register follow this link.

ARE EXTRA NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS OR AIRPORT TRANSFERS AVAILABLE?

Extra nights accommodation are not available at Darlington School.

For information on airport transfers please contact Leanne Mann at Darlington School ASAP - lmann@darlingtonschool.org or 706.314.3644.

CAN PARENTS ATTEND THE CAMP AND OBSERVE?

Parents are welcome to attend the camp during the day to observe the sessions. We respectfully ask that all family members observe at a distance and refrain from interacting with coaches or players during sessions. This follows protocol at the West Ham United Academy in London, UK.

WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND PARENTS TO STAY IN ROME, GA?

We suggest staying at the Hawthorn Suites Hotel in Rome.  Address - 100 W 2nd Ave  Rome, GA 30161 Tel: (706) 378-4837

WILL I RECEIVE CONFIRMATION?

Yes, you will receive confirmation via email once you have registered.

DOES EACH CAMPER NEED TO HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE?

Yes, campers are required to have their own medical insurance, you will need to mail a copy of your son/daughter’s medical insurance card prior to camp (see below). There will be at least one medical trainer in attendance for the full duration of the camp.

WHAT TIME IS ARRIVAL AND FINISH?

Check in will be at the host location between 1pm and 4pm (please note lunch will not be provided on day 1). Camp will end at 12.30pm on the last day.

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP?

•Cleats and turf soccer footwear, shin guards.

•Tennis shoes

•Toiletries

•Waterproof jacket

•T-shirts, shorts, sweats to wear in between sessions

•Swim suit

•Towel

•Bed linen (there is no bed linen provided at Darlington School – we suggest either flat sheet and a sheet or sleeping bag and pillow and pillow case).

•Some money for snacks ($10-20).

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL REGISTRATION?

There is a $100 cancellation fee. All cancellations must be in writing. NO REFUNDS after July 1. NO REFUNDS will be given to campers who leave camp voluntarily or are removed for disciplinary reasons.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY SON/DAUGHTER HAS BEEN SELECTED TO TRAVEL TO ENGLAND FOR THE ACADEMY EXPERIENCE?

All players will receive an individual evaluation mailed to them within 4 weeks of the end of camp. A number of players will be invited to train at the West Ham United Academy in London in 2013. The selection of these players will be based on the judgment of the West Ham United Academy coaches.

ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND TO EXPEDITE REGISTRATION ON DAY 1 PLEASE PRINT OFF AND COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORMS ALONG WITH A COPY OF YOUR SON/DAUGHTER’S MEDICAL INSURANCE CARD AND MAIL TO – 3455 Peachtree Ind. Blvd. Suite # 305-270 Duluth, GA 30096