FSD Academy offer much more than football and academic development. Here are a few of our guest speakers that come in to enhance our life skills programme:

Andre Winner - Professional Mixed Martial Arts / UFC

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Topic: Dedication, discipline and controlled aggression

Andre Winner, professional mixed martial artist and UFC fighter delivered very powerful messages to the students. Key themes included dedication, discipline and controlled aggression. The students responded really positively to Andre and we are grateful that he has welcomed the opportunity to offer on-going support to FSD Academy.


Noel Blake - Ex. Professional Footballer and England U19 International Coach

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Topic: Reaching your potential, managing expectations and dealing with set backs.

Noel Blake, ex professional footballer and England international coach delivered valuable advice to the students on what it takes to try and reach your potential, managing expectations and how to deal with set backs along the way.


Ryan Kilby - Head Teacher

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Topic: Emotional Intelligence

Ryan Kilby is one of the youngest head teachers in the country and has vast experience working with children and young adults from all backgrounds. His session on 'emotional intelligence' offered valuable insights to the students on how to manage their own minds, understand the emotions of others and the power of social interaction.


More Guest Speakers

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FSD Adademy have found that inviting a good variety of inspirational speakers offers a great balance of support, advice and ideas to the students. Recently this has included university lecturers and the local police force. FSD consider that life skills are a crucial foundation to learning and psychological development.

More speakers to be published here soon.