Jarred Mckinley


We had the pleasure of seeing Jarred at our 2019 UK Showcase and previously in the uk when on tour with the Australian Schoolboys. Jarred joined us in October 2019 Manchester after given a full scholarship from our Showcase in Sydney.

Jarred arrived in Manchester and hit the ground running with his attitude, discipline and technical level of football. In the first 2 weeks of his visit he immediately bought into our program and adapted to the football environment as a professional. 

Two weeks in and 3 games under his legs against pro academies, he gained the interest from scouts, agents and academy directors when they saw him play.

On the third week the interest from club was evident. Fleetwood town fc, Shrewsbury Town fc, Lincoln City fc, Rangers fc (scotland prem) and others. All impressed with Jarred and inviting him for further trials.

Jarred, his family and i agreed that still being a school year and completing his studies back in Sydney was the priority and needed to return.

We are looking forward to having Jarred back in Manchester after his schooling is completed and placing him in with the respective clubs wanting him to trial for a professional contract.


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Eli Sheard

Eli attended our clinic in 2019 and trialed over the length of the event. Our EPL scout Luke had a difficult job in identifying the best talent during the event as the level of players was extremely high. 

Eli defiantly had an amazing few days and showed us he deserved the full scholarship.

Eli won an all expenses trip to England and played against pro-academies during the 14 day GFN Football tour. Clubs he played against, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Macclesfield, Bolton and many more. We are super proud of Eli with his discipline towards football and now, back in Sydney playing for Hakoah fc in the National Premier League 1 continuing his dream of playing professionally one day.


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