Royal Russell is renowned for playing an attractive brand of passing football that is entertaining to watch. Our philosophy is based around being committed, loyal and working hard with integrity in all aspects of being part of a team. This has provided a proven track record of winning national competitions and given students opportunities to play at professional clubs.
Our carefully designed Long Term Athlete Development Model sees players typically receive weekly coaching, structured training for techical skills and tactical development, match play and training delivered by our highly qualified and experienced staff. We have coaches, with UEFA ‘A’ licence outfield and UEFA ‘A’ licence goalkeeper and FA Youth Modules 1, 2 and 3, who have previously worked at Premier League Academy level clubs. We run Futsal sessions for all players to develop their decision making and skill set. Position specific clinics are run in order to improve students’ current technical and tactical aspects of football.
The programme offers a development tour to a world-leading club (Real Madrid) where possible, playing against La Liga clubs with the likes of Rayo Vallecano and Getafe, allowing players to experience a different culture of football.
Resources include the use of handbooks, statistical performance analysis software, video analysis of matches and classroom based sessions for external feedback and tactical understanding using our state of the art hi-cam. Personal fitness programmes are delivered by our Strength and Conditioning coach in our brand new suite, according to player’s needs, identified through our fitness testing procedure using our sports science equipment and swimming pool facilities. We have a Sports Medicine department with a chartered Physiotherapist that delivers injury prevention and rehabilitation and who also monitors a players loading.
We are currently the U18 ISFA National Champions, creating history by winning a treble of major competitions. We have also won major titles in our U13 and U15 age groups. A number of these players have represented the School in the England ISFA U18 National Cup team, with three of our players going on to sign professional contracts in the last two years.
We have exceptional facilities and are currently in the process of developing a 4th Generation Astroturf, alongside our immaculate 5 full size grass pitches and full size floodlit grass 11-a-side pitch and astrotruf.
Through the football programme at Royal Russell, we expect all our players to leave having reached their potential both on and off the pitch.