Christian Fuchs on the lookout for next generation of Leicester stars



Christian Fuchs is on the lookout for the next generation of Leicester stars.

The City left-back wants to recruit up to 25 budding footballers to his Fox Soccer Academy to help them fulfil their dreams of becoming a professional.

Fuchs opened up the Leicester branch of his academy two years ago, to go alongside others in New York and Austria, but that was aimed at children from 8-16.

Now, the Premier League winner and former Austria international captain is opening a scholarship programme in Leicester for footballers aged between 16 and 19.

"When I was a teenager I was assured by many academies in Austria that I don’t have the potential of becoming a professional footballer," said Fuchs. "I took this as my motivation to show them that they were wrong and worked harder than anybody else to achieve my dream.


"With Fox Soccer Academy I want to achieve exactly that: giving children the best possible training and know-how to strive for their dreams even if they have been rejected before.


"In that time it was very important to me to spend as much time as possible with my team and the players on the pitch. I find it a special motivation to personally mentor them as much as I can."

Fuchs is offering those successful stars a two-year football and education scholarship programme, based on a Premier League syllabus put together by Fuchs and other top-flight coaches, which includes training four times a week, competitive games, a monthly academy showcase against professional clubs.


There is also the chance to play European matches and jet off on international tours, as well as personal mentoring by Fuchs himself.


As well as the football, the scholars will also study for a BTEC level 3 in sport, as well as the potential for additional A-Levels, an FA coaching badge and a refereeing qualification, and help getting into universities in the UK or scholarships in the USA.

Any boy aged 16-19 in the next academic year can apply, but must have gained five GCSEs, including maths and English. Players must also pass a trial.

Applicants should email their name, date of birth, address, position and outline of their playing career to mark@foxsoccer.academy or visit www.foxsoccer.academy.



Source: leicestermercury

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