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February 20th, 2019 – Soccer Assist are delighted to announce the signing of an official partnership with IH Academy.

The partnership deal will see Soccer Assist offering their services directly to IHM Academy and its partners. IHM Academy’s players will have a chance to progress on to U.S. scholarships after completing their time at the academy. Creating the perfect pathway into a competitive college programme.

Part of the long-term strategy will also involve exploring the possibility of Soccer Assist taking a group of IHM Academy players on an American showcase tour to compete against college programmes and be recruited.

In return, Soccer Assist will recommend international students interested in studying or playing football in the UK to IHM Academy.

There will be additional collaborations at future events.

Soccer Assist Director, Tyrelle McLeod-Bentley said, “From the moment we were invited to IHM Academy’s site at Ellesmere it was clear to see they had some talented individuals who would fit the American college system. Hat’s off to the guys running the academy as they have done a great job.”

IH Football Academy Managing Director, Peter Hayes said, “Soccer Assist offers our student players an excellent pathway to a US college education plus an exciting opportunity to play regular football and receive top quality coaching in the USA. The chance for talented players to win a scholarship also brings this opportunity within everyone’s reach. At IHM Football Academy we encourage each player to identify their individual academic goals and work on achieving these as well as helping them to develop as players and young people. This makes our partnership with Soccer Assist such a great fit.”

IHM Football Academy is a private accredited college and an FA affiliated football academy based in the city centre of Manchester, UK. The academy has been established 12 years and welcomes applications from young men and women aged 16 years and above from all over the world. Student players can choose to study English language or BTEC Level 3 in Sport Performance, leading to entry to UK university degree Sport Science undergraduate degree programmes. Through nearby Independent school, Abbey College Manchester, players can also study for A levels or take the University Foundation programme. IHM also runs a full-time football academy at Ellesmere College, Shropshire. This prestigious boarding school offers residential education for students aged 11 years up to GCSE, A levels and the IB. For more information and how to apply, go to or email: [email protected]

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