Parent Perspective

“Thanks guys…It was a great year. As you know, we had 2 goals coming into this program: find a safe; hospitable; loving (I use that word because I felt every one of your staff showed that to Quinn and myself when I visited); professional environment that would allow a young kid to learn/experience the ins and outs of becoming a professional football player.

Secondly, to secure some reputable relationships with UK teams and professionals that we could leverage for the 2014 season that would trend us down the path of scholarship football in a professional football setting.

In my opinion, I think both of those goals exceeded our expectations and I owe it to you guys for helping us find our way over this last year. I want to personally thank you for giving me the confidence that you always had Quinn’s best interests in mind. You gave me total peace of mind that he was always in a safe environment where he was surrounded by well-intentioned adults who allowed Quinn to mature at his own pace.

Much success for the 2013-14 season and I look forward to chatting with you more in the near future.”

– Sean Bredin – Father of Quinn Bredin aged 15 – Canada

I would like to express to you and the staff in Madrid how happy my husband and I were with the Madrid Edukick program, Jye has had the most wonderful 6 months of his life and a very special thank you to all of the Edukick Madrid staff for caring and looking after our son so well.

This program has given him the opportunity to live and embrace another culture whilst playing a sport he has loved from a very early age under the professional guidance of I believe to be perfect mentors for young youth of today. Jye has established truly great friendships with the other boys, friendships he will have for ever regardless of the geographic distance between them. Thank you all kindly for a wonderful program.

– Dyan & Steve Thais – Parents of Jye aged 16 – Australia

For Cody, Edukick was a truly amazing experience! He met other boys from all over the world and made lasting friendships. The soccer training and facilities were excellent. The boys received daily training from a professional coach and from that he learned so much in terms of soccer skills and how to develop as a better player. Cody was 17 when he left for Italy.

He travelled totally on his own from Canada to EduKick Italy which was a bit worrisome for us, but the staff at Edukick were there to meet him at the airport in Rome as soon as he arrived. They even arranged for me to have Cody call us as soon as he got off the plane. As a parent I had no worries while he was living abroad. The staff at Edukick promptly address any questions you may have during your son’s stay and they are always supervised on guided cultural excursions.

As far as his academic studies, it has been very positive. Cody has always been an excellent student and he did very well through the school year. He is now fairly fluent in Italian which is very impressive. He also took a graphic design course which was part of his curriculum and he has really developed as an artist. He learned amazing techniques and skills in drawing.

Through the school year, we received updates on what the boys had been up to and with lots of pictures and videos, which I really enjoyed. We also got reports from his school.

Overall, it was a fantastic, unforgettable experience for our son. Thank you!

– Patti d’Entremont – Mother of Cody d’Entremont aged 17 – Canada

Ryan, 16 year old EduKick player from Russia talks about improving English language skills and football in EduKick’s year-long academy in England.

William, 14 year old player from Australia. He talks about the first intense week of training at EduKick year-long academic boarding school.

Miguel, a Kenya player talks about football training at Edukick year-long boarding school in England working towards his dream of becoming a professional football player.