Walsall will face The Nike Academy at St George’s Park today as part of their pre season programme.
Nike Academy is an English football academy funded and administered by Nike, Inc. The academy has a revolving squad of unsigned under-20 players and is run with the intention of helping them find a professional club. The academy is currently based at St George’s Park National Football Centre and is sponsored by the Premier League.
The squad is made up of released players from professional clubs and winners of The Chance, a football talent search competition organised by Nike and run all over the world. The head coach Jimmy Gilligan played professional football, as well as the fitness coach Jon Goodman. The assistant coach Ryan Garry was also on the books at Arsenal and Bournemouth.
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