OVER 80 TEACHERS AT STAMFORD BRIDGE EVENT
The Drake Suite at Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge was the venue as over 80 teachers from prep schools across the country attended ISFA's Prep Schools Conference. The event, run in partnership with ISFA's kit suppliers Discount Football Kits, focussed on providing schools with information on developing players and football in the 5-12 age group, whilst also having their say on the future of prep schools football.
The special guest was The FA's Technical Lead for Players Aged 5-11, Pete Sturgess, who delivered an excellent presentation on the England Foundation Phase DNA and how best to work with young players in the phase. Following this Ross Millard, currently Director of Sport at Ardingly College but with a background in the Manchester United Academy and 12 years in a prep school, presented on planning a successful prep schools programme. After lunch ISFA's Football Development Manager, Ian Bent, led the session on gaining ideas and feedback from schools on the future of prep schools football before the day ended with a Q&A session with Ross Millard, ISFA Chief Executive Mark Dickson and Hampton School Director of Football David Burke.