The Elite Training Centre (ETC)
The Elite Training Centre
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What We Do
The Elite Training Centre (ETC) is a football development project that has been set up with the aim of providing innovative training of the highest quality to young aspiring footballers. The ETC is specifically designed for committed players who want to develop and aspire to progress.
The Elite Training Centre (ETC) was founded in 2008 by Andy Rowles, Darren Waterman and Dave Eldridge; who, having spent years working at both grassroots and professional level, recognised the gap and need for a centre to help talented players progress above and beyond grassroots football. The aim was to provide innovative training of the highest quality to young aspiring footballers. The very first centre, based in Southampton, originally catered for 25 players.
The years to follow have seen us not only establish centres in Portsmouth and Bournemouth, but also open more centres in the Southampton area. Now, with 9 centres operating, the ETC caters to over 600 young players on a weekly basis. What makes this more impressive is that within this time, over 100 of these players having been offered contracts or signed by professional clubs.