Mark Ellis confirmed today that Manchester City FC (MCFC) youth academy, the world’s richest club and presently top of the Barclays Premier league, will host the Tahj Bell, Rico Wells and their Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy (RIASA) teammates at their multi million pound training facility in the spring.
On seeing this the print media, who fail to cover youth sports unless someone writes it for them will contact Manchester City Legend Shaun Goater to get a quote.
Ellis indicted he was delighted that Scott Sellars, head of the MCFC Youth Academy offered the opportunity to the RIASA squad as it will provide a wonderful experience for the RIASA squad to play in such a fantastic training facility. Ellis said, “There is no doubt the RIASA players will be stepping into a big time facility with some major world class players on the same training site – it should provide an unforgettable experience for them.”
In addition to the Manchester City fixture Ellis will be confirming several more showcase events with local professional clubs after their international showcase event at Ajax in Amsterdam in mid-January.
Ellis also indicated further connections to Manchester City as City’s Regional scout and co-coordinator, Gavin Oliver, told the RIASA football director he will monitor closely the development of the RIASA squad players and provide opportunity for them to be noticed by European clubs that he is connected to through his work for MCFC.