This NF Program could be a game changer for everyone

Sahle Wållberg with Loures club football coach from NF Club Experience
Sahle Wållberg with Loures club football coach from NF Club Experience

This NF Program could be a game changer for everyone

Last summer, Umeå-hotshot Sahle Wållberg got the chance for a 3 weeks training sessions with a Portuguese club during the NF Academy- program «NF Club Experience». A game changer for every ambitious young player, said the Swedish talent in this interview.

Sahle Wållberg with Loures club football coach from NF Club Experience

This NF Program could be a game changer for everyone

Last summer, Umeå-hotshot Sahle Wållberg got the chance for a 3 weeks training sessions with a Portuguese club during the NF Academy- program «NF Club Experience». A game changer for every ambitious young player, said the Swedish talent in this interview.

Sahle Wållberg has joined several NF Academy programs, and the coaches and staff early identified him as a player with a great potential. Last summer he joined the Portuguese club GS Loures for three weeks through the NF program «NF Club Experience». The U17-team is in the second National division (2nd higher).

During this period, Sahle Wållberg also had a personal coach for physical aspects, and got individual feedback from one NF Academy Coach from all the trainings with GS Loures.

His experience from those three weeks is great, and Sahle will recommend the program for every young player with ambitions of being a pro player.

Yes, I would definitely recommend this experience 100 percent. NF Academy is not just about football, they also have physique, mentality, and diet. It is simply an educational experience that is about more than just football, said the Swedish talented player.

Working hard

The U17-player is working hard every day for trying to join the Swedish national team. Sahle Wållberg next goal is to go back to Portugal and try to get into Sporting Clube de Braga.

Sahle Wållberg with NF Elite Training Camp in Sporting Academy.
Sahle Wållberg with NF Elite Training Camp in Sporting Academy.
Sahle Wållberg training with Gonçalo Nunes in NF Academy camps
Sahle Wållberg training with Gonçalo Nunes in NF Academy camps

For reaching that kind of goals, you need to not only work harder than the rest.

You need quality in your training sessions as well. That level NF Academy can offer during different programs.

– For me, the different programs has meant a lot both as a player and as a person. So I think it is important to be able to share other people’s knowledge and meet others who are on the same level. You get to learn and take part in other coaches’ knowledge than the team you might play in at home. You get to develop your skills and get tips and advice individually on what you can continue to work with, tells Wållberg.

Going to Portugal means joining another culture and mentality. Perfect for Scandinavian talented players, because they already have much of what it takes.

– I felt great joy and got a lot of inspiration. It was quite easy, and could have been harder. Because I like when there is full focus on the plan, but I think it was a good structure for training. The good layout including warm-up and unwinding/stretching. Not so many unnecessary queues or waiting for the next exercise. And I felt welcome and they took care of me, tells Sahle Wållberg.

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Good tools and values

For NF Academy the experience for the parents is quite important as well. Their sons and daughters should be taken good care off.

Sahle was very happy even though I think he was a little nervous at first. He would probably have stayed longer if he had and was completely clear that – “I’m going back, when can I come?” The commitment and support that exists to support Sahle to become a better football player is incredible. I have full confidence that NF Academy gives Sahle good tools and values, as well as feedback to develop as a player, said the father of Sahle Wållberg.

He is happy being part of the NF Academy environment

– I think all the coaches have been very professional and they give good feedback to the player. They see each individual and work from that. Good structure and good layout, right from the first program, both players and family become part of NF Academy. And on top of that, you meet very nice people with similar interests. It is a good challenge and an incredible experience for both the player and the parents, said the father of Sahle Wållberg.

Sahle Wållberg training in NF Academy
Sahle Wållberg training in NF Academy

Creating oportunities

NF Academy International Director Gonçalo Nunes is happy for the nice words from Sahle Wållberg and his dad as well. Nunes has 25 years of experience inside international football as a coach.  He feels proud of the youth development project started by NF Academy.

I am really proud on what we have done so far, and even more enthusiastic on what we will continue to do, and do more, for all boys and girls out there who sometimes just need some guidance, support and someone who raises their confidence and trust on them, said Gonçalo Nunes. 

He feels a real impact on player’s development after joining different NF Academy programs?

We so far already have players at professional level. Others reaching there, and a lot more to move to that stage. On our vision of development with the closeness we create with the players and families, and combining what they do on our local programs together our international programs, throughout a season allows us to have a real and big impact on a fully development on this boys and girls on all different levels. From the mental to the tactical and technical, tells NF Academy International Director Gonçalo Nunes.

Sahle Wållberg with his teammates in Loures football club
Sahle Wållberg with his teammates in Loures football club

I will definitely recommend this experience 100 percent

– Sahle Wållberg

UPCOMING NF ACADEMY EVENTS

Date Program Country Place Age Group
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
17 - 27 Jul 2023 NF High Performance Portugal Rio Maior 2008-2005
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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