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Some Incredible facts about FDS!


FDS by Numbers

3 - The number of our players that have had England trials

5 - We have had the pleasure to learn from and spend time with 5 Brazilian legends: Paolo Cesar, Careca, Jairzinho, Socrates & Carlos Alberto.

7- Players from our Soccer School that have played for Harrogate Town’s first team

9 – Players who all trained at FDS, all played for the same junior team in Harrogate and all were scouted to join professional academies

10 - Number of TV appearances including Look North (2005), Sky Sports (2005), By invitation only CBBC (2006), BBC News (2006), Help! Teach is coming to stay (2009), BBC 1 Wimbledon (2014), Football Freestyler (2014), BBC Sport “Be Inspired” (2015)

17 - The number of countries from around the World that have sent coaches to come and observe our training sessions in Harrogate

18 - The number of trophies won in 6 years by a local junior team where all the players trained with FDS Harrogate.

37 – We don’t run teams but occasionally take a group of our players to play Professional Clubs. To date we have achieved 37 victories over Professional Academies & Centres of Excellence.

350+- We don't encourage children to join professional clubs until their teens but over 350 of our players have been offered trials by professional clubs since 2003 from a mixed ability intake.

1435 – We have some of the best ball jugglers in the world. One of our under 7's (year 2 at school) performed 1435 kick ups with a football.

2013 - This was the year that we were crowned National Street Football Champions.

3,000+ - From 1 kick up to over 3,000 during year 4/5 at primary school for one of our young girls at the Soccer School. Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFgMki7bRLM&t=34s

5,000 - Over 5,000 local children have benefitted from our coaching programme

76,000 - We have performed demonstrations at the Sheffield Arena (masters football) , The Riverside, Middlesbrough FC, Grass Roots Football Show, NEC Birmingham, Harrogate Town and in front of 76,000 people at Manchester United.


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