Thanks to’s excellent working relationship with Nike, we were recently able to present budding footballers from Hartlepool Sixth Form College with the opportunity to train with Nike Football UK Head Coach Daniel Holloway, from their Academy based at St George’s Park.

As well as getting an look into the standard of tutelage at SGP, the boys taking part were also presented with the chance to wear the new range of the brand’s boots as part of the Nike Academy Live event. It was clear to see that this was the highlight for many of the students, despite Holloway’s immaculate coaching!

We were present to watch the hour-long coaching session from Holloway as he put the players through their paces, with the players keen to show off their skills and gain a valuable insight into how to take their game to the next level. The session took place at the Sixth Form College itself and it also provided Lee Bullock – former Football League player and H6FC’s current Lead Academy Football Coach – with the chance to pick up some tips and advice from Holloway himself.

It was clear to see that all the boys participating thrived under the watchful eye of a Nike Head Coach and were able to pick up some useful information from Holloway’s coaching session, which included intense passing and dribbling drills and a match situation. Of the event, which was enjoyed by over twenty students, Bullock said:

“The event was brilliant; we thank Kitlocker and Nike for coming in.

The lads have thoroughly enjoyed, firstly, wearing the top of the range boots (which they would not often get the chance to do) and, secondly, the session put on in front of a Nike Academy coach. This gave them a chance to try and impress someone who is used to working with top-level players, and from our point of view it was great to see them encouraged to pass the ball and move.

This Thursday morning event was a great experience for them, and has got all the players out in numbers. They’ve all gone away happy, having worn the boots and had a really good session!”

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