Find inspiration by chasing your dreams in Portugal

Afam Herrmann training with NF Academy
Afam Herrmann training with NF Academy

Find inspiration by chasing your dreams in Portugal

Afam Herrmann fell in love with the Portugal way off playing football. By participating in the NF Elite Camp he also find inspiration to follow his dream of signing a contract with a major professional football club

The fall in Portugal is still like summertime in Scandinavia. It is also a perfect time to take steps as a player. NF Elite Training Camp is a well suited program for girls and boys born 2005-2011. The program is suitable for those seeking development or in need of new challenges.

Afam Herrmann from Denmark has a long journey with NF Academy, and loves the Portugal way of training

They allow players to develop in every area, especially technical and tactical. I started my NF journey, playing in the NF local camps in Esbjerg, and I instantly fell in love with the Portugal-way off playing.

The coaches were great too, introducing me to a whole different playing style, making me think about football in a whole new manner. The different playing style help me to become more adaptable and it added so much to my game, tells Afam.

Afam Herrmann training with NF Academy
Afam Herrmann training with NF Academy

Find inspiration by chasing your dreams in Portugal

Afam Herrmann fell in love with the Portugal way off playing football. By participating in the NF Elite Camp he also find inspiration to follow his dream of signing a contract with a major professional football club

The fall in Portugal is still like summertime in Scandinavia. It is also a perfect time to take steps as a player. NF Elite Training Camp is a well suited program for girls and boys born 2005-2011. The program is suitable for those seeking development or in need of new challenges.

Afam Herrmann from Denmark has a long journey with NF Academy, and loves the Portugal way of training.

They allow players to develop in every area, especially technical and tactical. I started my NF journey, playing in the NF local camps in Esbjerg, and I instantly fell in love with the Portugal-way off playing.

The coaches were great too, introducing me to a whole different playing style, making me think about football in a whole new manner. The different playing style help me to become more adaptable and it added so much to my game, tells Afam.

Inspired and motivated

The 15 year old dannish plays centerback for SGI/SSK (A cooperation between Sædding-Guldager IF and Sønderris SK). He trains in fitnesscenter 3 times a week, and trains by himself minimum of 1- 1½ hour every day. Besides trainings and games together with his team.

He has developed a lot since the very first camp with NF Academy

I gained a lot of confidence during the NF training camps. I feel happier and more relaxed when I am playing, when I in the past have felt stress and nervous. I am now more likely to take chances and go out of my comfort zone while playing. I have since then participated in multiple different programs in various levels.

Where I always have been able to take somethings from camps to improve. The evaluation I got from the coaches was also a great motivation to keep improving and learn my weaknesses in my game, says Afam.

By playing the game you are learning it, says the NF Academy methodology. Based on the Portugal success-formula of developing great players. Like Sporting CP does in their world-known academy.

Afam and the participants on NF Elite Training Camp, got the chance to train inside the academy during the week in Lisbon. There they also are playing games against teams from the academy.

All the Elite training camps have been wonderful with a high level and the coaches are phenomenal.

They are good in inspiring me to improve and making a great professional environment, which I like. They are always prepared at every training section and demand us to do our best at every training, tells Afam.

Afam Herrmann with NF Academy kit
Afam Herrmann with NF Academy kit
Afam Herrmann training in NF Elite Training camp in Portugal
Afam Herrmann training in NF Elite Training camp in Portugal

Living the dream

The talented player from Esbjerg, is following the same dream as many other boys and girls, by living it on the field. One day in the future the dream can be real. But it takes hard work, and never stop believing in the dream.

My dream is to signing a contract for a major professional football club. Preferably in the Bundesliga playing for Bayern München. My favorite footballclub. I also want to be a world class defender in the future and perform in front of massive crowds. It is my dream to become a professional football player ever since I was a kid. 

Playing football has always been my passion, that is the reason I am working hard to achieve my dream, tells Afam.

Scouts will be watching

At regular intervals, NF Academy players are sent on trial to Sporting Lisbon. During NF Elite training last year, two players was invited to train with Sportings own academy team. A total of 16 players from NF Academy’s program got this chance in 2021

The camp gives 2 sessions per day with NF Academy coaches. Beside that 2 sessions at Sporting Academy with Sporting CP coaches, and there will be one match against Sporting CP team. We will focus on the individual tactical and technical, but also preparing the team for the match by drilling game moments.

The players will have the opportunity to be seen by Sporting on the sessions and on the match against them, says NF Academy-director  João Plantier.

With participating in NF Elite training camp, players also get the opportunity to be selected for international elite selection- team that participate in tournaments against some of the best clubs in Europe. Or to trial with a club in Portugal.

I have been invited for a trial in Portugal. But I’m also looking forward to next camp with NF Academy, so I can keep improving, says Afam Herrmann.

Afam Herrmann with NF Academy in Portugal
Afam Herrmann with NF Academy in Portugal

UPCOMING NF ACADEMY EVENTS

Date Program Country Place Age Group
12 - 15 Jan 2023 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2008
19 - 22 Jan 2023 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2009
02 - 05 Feb 2023 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2010
19 - 25 Feb 2023 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 8
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2006-2012
26 Feb - 04 Mar 2023 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 9
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2006-2012
04 - 09 Apr 2023 NF Elite Selection Mic Football Spain Costa Brava 2007-2011
08 - 10 Apr 2023 NF Selection Future Cup Sweden Gothernburg 2007-2012
17 - 27 Jul 2023 NF High Performance Portugal Rio Maior 2008-2005
24 - 28 Jul 2023 NF Selection Laola Cup Germany Hamburg 2006-2012
01 - 07 Oct 2023 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 40
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2007-2013
15 - 21 Oct 2023 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 42
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2007-2013
29 Oct - 04 Nov 2023 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 44
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2007-2013

Check the complete Event Calendar here.

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