FORMER Birmingham City star Nathan Redmond has linked up with Alvechurch to deliver coaching sessions for youngsters through his Emerging Talent Centre at The Hayes.
Redmond graduated from Blues’ academy to make 82 first team appearances for his boyhood club before later playing for Norwich City and Southampton in the Premier League.
And the 29-year-old winger believes Alvechurch is the ideal place to launch his new project, aimed at developing younger players.
Redmond said: “I wanted to give something back and I felt the project at Alvechurch and their community involvement fitted my vision perfectly.”
Redmond’s Emerging Talent Centre offers four programmes: football performance, football development, football skills and goalkeeper development.
The football performance programme is for 14 to 16-year-old’s who want to take their game to the next level.
Chiefly focusing on technical and tactical skills, Alvechurch manager Ian Long and his players will deliver the course.
The football development programme is for 10 to 13-year-old’s and focuses on improving technique, skills and ability with the ball as well as individual fitness.
Focusing on the fundamentals of the game, the football skills programme is for five to nine-year-old’s with the aim of helping players become more competent and confident with a football.
Lastly, the goalkeeper development programme is for young keepers looking to reach their full potential by working on technical and tactical elements of the game.
Moreover, any player scouted on a course will be recruited directly into Birmingham City’s academy.
Summer camps will run at The Hayes on August 7 to 11, August 14 to 18 and August 21 to 25 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm.
FA qualified coaches will deliver the sessions with girls and boys welcome at a cost of £10 per day, £50 per week or £140 for all three weeks together.
Redmond has kindly subsidised the August camps enabling the first 60 people who book in to pay just £10 a day.