This has never happened before: Now the talent factory is filling up

This has never happened before: Now the talent factory is filling up

Published on: 18/12/2023
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This has never happened before: Now the talent factory is filling up

Through a brilliant 2023, NF Academy has strengthened its position as a player developer both nationally and internationally. We can only look forward to all the young players seeking development for the new football year that is once here.

NF Academy garnered international recognition for its talent work, and fine words for an attractive way to play football during tournaments out in Europe in 2023.

More than 600 young and dedicated players have attended the academy’s programme. Several of them have been selected for play in tournaments in Spain, Germany, Portugal, Latvia and Sweden. It has provided international references, and silverware in the trophy cabinet for a couple of the teams.

Sporting director Gonçalo Moura is thinking about development. He is pleased that more and more people are becoming aware of the work his experienced coaching staff puts into the field both Norway and abroad.

We have already had so much demand for our programs in Riga Cup and Elite Training Camp in Lisbon during the winter holidays, that there are only a very few spots available. This is unique to us as an academy, but something we certainly take as a sign of recognition of the model we work by on a daily basis, says NF Academy’s International Sports Director.

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This has never happened before: Now the talent factory is filling up

Through a brilliant 2023, NF Academy has strengthened its position as a player developer both nationally and internationally. We can only look forward to all the young players seeking development for the new football year that is once here.

NF Academy garnered international recognition for its talent work, and fine words for an attractive way to play football during tournaments out in Europe in 2023.

More than 600 young and dedicated players have attended the academy’s programme. Several of them have been selected for play in tournaments in Spain, Germany, Portugal, Latvia and Sweden. It has provided international references, and silverware in the trophy cabinet for a couple of the teams.

Sporting director Goncalo Moura is thinking about development. He is pleased that more and more people are becoming aware of the work his experienced coaching staff puts into the field both Norway and abroad.

We have already had so much demand for our programs in Riga Cup and Elite Training Camp in Lisbon during the winter holidays, that there are only a very few spots available. This is unique to us as an academy, but something we certainly take as a sign of recognition of the model we work by on a daily basis, says NF Academy’s International Sports Director.

A lace pass

The 2024 schedule also says there will be new tournaments and destinations for the program in both Spain and Estonia. As well as an individual program for players who want to move to Portugal to take their next step in their careers.

Before Christmas rings in and rockets skyrocket on New Year’s Eve, it’s worth noting the academy bosses’ December offer at the end of a year that has left them smiling wider than Santa Claus in their beards.

Soft packages are often boring. Hard packs can be exciting. Now you can give away something very special under the Christmas tree this year.

Or as the saying goes: The best thing you can give a good friend is a good pass.

We have a Christmas promotion in December with an early bird discount on all our programs until 2024. A training experience is the perfect Christmas gift for children and young people who already have most of it, says Norwegian CEO Rune Bjørnødegård, who is supplemented by Sports Director Gonçalo Moura

If you book a place in one of the programs before December 31st, you also get a week’s trial training with NF Academy’s partner club in Portugal, Club de Cascais. Here you get follow-up from the physical and technical coach in addition to sessions with the team. We also offer parents tips and inspiration for conducting workouts that week,” Moura concludes.

They are both clear that it can be smart to book a place as early as possible for several reasons.

To secure games in your best position, it is clearly beneficial to be out early. In addition, it is about what time of year it is convenient to travel, and not least that hotels and flights are often the cheapest to book well in advance. Just contact us and we will find the best solutions together, says sports director Moura.

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The development pyramid

He wants to bring more young, dedicated players to the academy’s offering, which is a perfect complement to training at home in his own club.

NF Acedemy works with both the entirety and the details of the game. Or as the mentology is called “Learning the game by playing it”

Our program is for players from 9 to 20 years old, and we have a clear development pyramid. It starts with the local programs, where players are mapped and evaluated for what is the next natural step. Then we recommend Team Training, where we get to work the most with the dedicated players over time.

The international programs are the next step, before we offer individual programs for players who want to settle in Portugal, finalizes sports director Gonçalo Moura

Sporting director Ricardo Silva talks about a 2023 as the best ever, but he is clear that next year will be even better for the players in the NF Academy.

The litany of the 2024 program will be a gem of taste for what’s to come as the New Year’s rockets hit the ground. The sports director can also reveal that the summer features always popular NF International Programs all over Scandinavia.

There, a number of players are selected for the Qualification Camp in Denmark. Eight of those were picked by Sporting’s scout this year for a training stint in Lisbon. Portuguese clubs, agents and scouts follow the tournaments and programs closely. Several of our players have had a go at Portuguese clubs,” Sporting Director Ricardo Silva concluded.

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UPCOMING NF ACADEMY EVENTS

NF International Tranining Camps

Date Program Country Place Age Group
15 - 25 Jul 2024 NF High Performance Portugal Rio Maior 2009-2005
29 Sep - 05 Oct 2024 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 40
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2009-2014
13 - 19 Oct 2024 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 42
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2009-2014
27 Oct - 02 Nov 2024 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 44
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2009-2014
09 - 15 Feb 2025 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 7
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2009-2014
16 - 22 Feb 2025 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 8
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2009-2014
23 Feb - 01 Mar 2025 NF Elite Training Camp
Week 9
Portugal Lisbon / Estoril 2009-2014

NF International Tournaments

Date Program Country Place Age Group
01 - 07 Jul 2024 NF Selection Tallinn Cup Estonia Tallinn 2008-2013
08 - 12 Jan 2025 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2010
18 - 21 Jan 2024 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2011
22 - 26 Jan 2025 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2008-2009
30 Jan - 02 Feb 2025 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2012
05 - 09 Feb 2025 NF Selection Riga Cup Latvia Riga 2013

Check the complete Event Calendar here.

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