Reading Pro Soccer Camps retruned to AHFC this past July for it's 4th year!
Over 170 AHFC players enjoyed another great pre season with Reading's professional coaching staff, consisting of Chris Sweetman & Gary Webb.
"AHFC greatly appreciates our partnership with a first class English Professional Club such as Reading FC. The staff do a great job with our players & are extremely professional in everything they do" (Mark Horton, AHFC GM)
“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Albion Hurricanes for hosting us and for making us feel so welcome. The players were a pleasure to work with and there are clearly some very talented individuals who have bright futures ahead of them.
The staff at Albion Hurricanes were also fantastic and the partnership is incredibly beneficial for both clubs as we share best practices in the quest to produce the best possible players.
We would like to wish all at AHFC the very best for the rest of the season, we will be keeping a close eye on your progress and thank you again.” (Gary Webb – Reading FC)
The Reading Pro Soccer Camp is just part of our partnership which also includes overseas player opportunities. John Schroeder (97’s) & Fraser Kidd (98’s) enjoyed a week’s intensive training @ Reading FC this past week (August 6-13th)
AHFC – Reading FC (England) Pro Soccer Alliance 2010
AHFC has just finalized it’s 3rd Annual Reading FC Pro Soccer Camp for it’s Premier League Players with over 120 participants. The camp has allowed our Premier players the opportunity to experience what the top youth players in England would go through in the younger programs of a professional program in England.
As part of our exclusive Regional partnership & in addition to this opportunity, 10 AHFC players will be traveling to England on Sunday, August 1st, to “live the dream” of training with Reading FC, a top English Professional Club, for a week of intensive training.
We wish the following players all the best & hope they bring back great experiences back to their AHFC team: 97 Boys: John Schroeder, Andy Gaitan, David Patterson -96 Boys: Harrison Veith, JJ Aiken, Matt Dorsey, Elo Ozumba - 95 Boys: Forrest Denio, Mario Toro, Josh Durham.
This affiliation is unparalleled in Texas & adds to the opportunities offered by AHFC for it’s players.
Mark Horton AHFC – General Manager
Boys 1st Day of Training @ Reading
Royals Go Stateside
Reading’s Community Trust coaches not only spend their hours coaching and educating local children in a variety of different ways through a whole host of initiatives and programmes – they also introduce ‘the Reading way’ abroad. Community Trust Manager, Lee Herron, has recently returned from one of many trips stateside and is pleased with the bonds we are forging with our US counterparts.
“The international arm to our community work began back in April when the ladies’ team toured to North Carolina upon invitation from our hosts,” he explained. “In June, coaches Shelley Strange and Gary Webb took part in our first coaching camp in Valdosta, Georgia - one of the clubs we are now closely partnered with. Then myself and Phil Griffiths travelled to Houston with the Albion Hurricanes, before Phil Cousins and I went to work with the Ocean City Barons in New Jersey. Read more...
Reading FC Site Visit - Once in a Lifetime Experience!
The Reading FC training and vist was an unforgetable experience for the 3 AHFC players that were selected; Forrest Denio, Manny Bhogal & Juan Nino.
"I want to thank you for the wonderful opportunity for my son Juan. He really enjoyed and learned at lot during the week at Reading F.C. I don't have words to describe Juan's joy with this experience. To the coaches Mark Horton, Lee Herron and to Pardip and Bhogal's family, thank you very much.
Fernando, Adriana & Family"
AHFC looks forward to sending more players in the future.
Reading FC EPL Soccer Camp
Thank you to all who attended the 1st Annual Reading FC EPL summer camp. Without your support the camp would not have been as successful as it was. Reading FC's Lee Herron stating it was the best camp he has attended so far in the USA. AHFC is pleased to announce that this will become an annual event with next year's dates to be posted very soon.
Once again thank you to everyone and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Reading FC & Albion Hurricanes FC Join Forces!
Houston, TX - Albion Hurricanes FC (AHFC) is pleased to announce its alliance with Reading FC, a Premier League club. This partnership offers numerous advantages and unique opportunities to AHFC players and coaching staff. The partnership enables AFHC players and staff to be exposed to the extensive training, coaching, and teaching expertise of Reading FC.
Lee Herron, the Reading Football in the Community Director states, “We’re very pleased to establish a relationship with Albion Hurricanes FC and are greatly looking forward to our trips there in the next few months. Establishing a strong presence in the United States is an important part of Reading FC’s continued growth and working with a well-organised and progressive club like AHFC is very exciting for us. I am sure it will be a mutually beneficial relationship.”
Mark Horton, AHFC Co-Director, echos Lee Herron’s comments and adds that “AHFC is pleased to be leading the way in this area as it will enhance the player’s experience and energize their love for the game. The partnership with Reading FC is a fantastic opportunity for all involved and we look forward to a successful and lasting relationship.”
This summer, Reading Staff Coaches will travel to AHFC’s Houston complex to conduct summer training clinics. In addition, AHFC will begin the process of identifying those players we feel would benefit from a week in the Reading FC Academy each summer. The AHFC Directors of Coaching, Don Cameron and Dan Hill will be permitted to select any qualified players to be considered by the Reading Youth Academy for more specialized training in England with the club. This relationship exposes our players to a bigger and broader audience allowing them to have the potential to realize their dreams!
The Reading FC and AHFC partnership is an excellent opportunity unparalleled by any club in the region. AHFC is very proud of this alliance and appreciates Reading 's efforts to spread football across the pond here at AHFC.
Reading FC and Albion Hurricanes FC, a winning combination!