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GND Football Academy

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GND Football Academy are an England Football Accredited club and proud members of the nationally renown

Hackney Marshes Saturday Youth Football League



Football matches | Saturdays | 10.00am | Hackney Marshes Centre | Hackney | London | E9 5PF

Football training | Tuesdays | 6-7.30 pm | Charlton Park | Charlton | London | SE7 8PE

Football training | Thursdays | 6-7.30 pm | Charlton Park | Charlton | London | SE7 8PE

Our football academy provides intense football training sessions using high-quality training drills, reward systems and matches to monitor and drive performance. Our football academy is for 6-16-year-olds.

Our training is built on integrity, discipline, and tempo - that is at the heart of everything that we do. What is most important to the coaches and staff at GND Football Academy is a playful attitude and player welfare. Our main aim is to ensure that players can play to the best of their abilities unhampered by on or off-field concerns. We support them with the tools to develop mental resilience, but also want them to be empowered and understand how to manoeuvre when they are presented with a challenge. The players who need more concentrated support can schedule our lighter touch mentoring sessions, our step-up life coaching sessions, or our more intense sports counselling sessions.


League matches

We are part of the Hackney Marshes Saturday Youth Football League (HMSYL). Hackney Marshes Saturday Youth Football League was awarded the Grassroots League of the Year 2020/21 by the English Football Association. It is a nationally renowned league, it is the spiritual home of amateur football and was an important grassroots starting point for some of the stars of the professional game including household names such as David Beckham, John Terry and Sol Campbell.

We know that the HMSYL has produced at least 50 professional players and 5 professional coaches who have all played and coached at the highest level of the professional game. Therefore this league gives the best opportunity for players to be recognised and rewarded for their talent. We are a Charter Standard club which means we represent the highest standards of the Football Association and the HMSYL looks at these clubs before anyone else.

Benefits of being in the HMYSL:

  • You will always be playing on the best quality pitches available

  • It’s a Saturday league where the majority of matches will take place in the morning

  • You don’t have to figure out how to get to different venues every week as the matches for the league are always in the same location 

  • Whilst the HMSYL boasts one of the best records of producing professional players, our own scouting pool network system allows scouts to attend regularly so they have an opportunity to look at our players

Awards ceremony

We have an end of year presentation to recognise and celebrate achievement and also to motivate players to continue achieving. Awards are symbols of achievement, hard work, professional success, and personal goals reached. They are a motivation to reach for even higher levels of success. They provide a tangible reminder of what is possible and an opportunity for team members to support and congratulate each other for their accomplishments.

Player representation

Our elite players are often referred to professional clubs, scouts and intermediaries, where they are also managed by GND, provided with 1:1 football coaching and given a tailored food plan.

Recommended nutrition for GND Football Academy players:

Greatly Nurtured Development supports and partners with Herbalife Nutrition as a proven formula for sports nutrition. For GND, nutrition is important for its athletes because it provides a source of energy required to perform activities. The food we eat impacts on our strength, training performance and recovery.


For GND Football Academy players, we recommend to rapidly fuel your workouts and enhance hydration with CR7 Drive. CR7 Drive is a contemporary sports drink, without any artificial flavours or sweeteners. It is light tasting and formulated to provide three components necessary for performance: enhanced hydration, metabolism-supporting Vitamin B12, and energy.


The key benefits of using CR7 Drive are:


  • Enhances hydration with 320 mg of vital electrolytes lost during exercise

  • Brain-fuelling glucose helps promote quick and accurate game-time decision-making

  • Easy-to-digest carbohydrate blend helps fuel muscles and sustain energy levels

  • Lightly flavoured with no artificial flavours or sweeteners

  • NSF tested and Certified for Sport®

We recommend that you keep your weight-management goals on track with Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix. Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix is a delicious and easy way to treat your body to a nutritious and balanced meal. Protein is vital to a healthy diet, as it’s one of the essential building blocks for many cell components in your body. Protein helps satisfy hunger, build muscle tissue, maintain lean muscle mass and gives you energy. When you consume 25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, you may reduce the risk of heart disease. Clinical studies on U.S. Formula 1 (one study) and on similar products show that Formula 1 shakes taken twice a day as part of a reduced-calorie diet along with moderate exercise help people lose weight.


The key benefits of using Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix are:

  • A nutrient-dense healthy meal with 21 vitamins and minerals

  • 17 to 24 g of high-quality protein to satisfy hunger

  • Good source of fibre

  • An excellent source of antioxidant Vitamins A (as beta-carotene), C and E

We recommend soothing the stomach and supporting nutrient absorption and intestinal health with Herbal Aloe Concentrate. Herbal Aloe Concentrate contains 40% aloe vera juice that is derived from the whole aloe leaf, which is cold pressed to give you the highest quality of aloe vera juice.

The key benefits of using Herbal Aloe Concentrate are:

  • Soothes the stomach

  • Supports healthy digestion

  • Relieves occasional indigestion

  • Supports nutrient absorption and intestinal health

To purchase CR7 Drive, Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix, Herbal Aloe Concentrate or any of our nutrition products, visit our Nutrition Store by clicking the button below:

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