Friday, February 10, 2017

McGorry Helps Fowler With Youth Academy

Former Liverpool player Robbie Fowler runs a very successful youth academy.

Set up just two years ago, the Fowler Education and Football Academy (FEFA) claims to have a 100% pass rate.

The academy principle is former Hereford United player Brian McGorry.

“When Robbie first launched it, people thought it was just another ex-pro setting up a football college and asked 'what's he got to do with education?', said McGorry as reported by the Echo.

“But actually Robbie has done his UEFA A Licence, he's doing his Pro Licence and he's looking to do a masters in sports psychology. He really believes in education.

“Everything we promised we would do has happened. Our retention level is 89% - way above the national average.

“We've done well football wise but we've also shown how credible this is as an educational institution. We set out from the start to be a beacon of excellence. We've got expertise both in the classroom and on the pitch.”

McGorry joined Hereford United on transfer deadline day in March 1997 and stayed until the end of the following season. He was one of only three Hereford players who were in the side against Brighton, the game that saw Hereford relegated out of League Two, and six months later in the FA Cup when Hereford defeated Brighton.

He achieved his first coaching qualification at 18 and began coaching at 27 at Hereford Utd within the professional game.