Achievements & Accolades
Accolades for our Academy teams are impressive and numerous. Moorland has long had a reputation for upsetting the odds in regional and national football tournaments.
Moorland School are the current Lancashire Cup and ESFA Trophy holders for U14s, and have enjoyed other successes in the past 4-5 years in the prestigious ESFA, ISFA & Lancashire Cup tournaments. This represents a huge achievement for a small school like Moorland, and underpins the importance of quality over quantity.
The production line of talent, which has included over 30 boys being signed to professional academies, along with the cup successes in recent years, underlines the quality of the Moorland Football Academy coaching sessions, development levels and overall approach.
These achievements add to the legacy of Coach Jackson and all those who contribute to these successes for the Moorland Football Academy.
30 Signed Academy Players
Over 30 signed academy players to professional clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Preston North End, and Accrington Stanley.
ESFA Trophy Champions (U14)
2018 – National English Schools Football Association (ESFA) Trophy Champions (U14)
LSFA Trophy Champions (U14)
2018 – Regional Lancashire Cup (LSFA) Winners (U14)
ISFA Shield Champions (U13)
2017 – National Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Shield Champions (U13)
Lancashire Cup Winners (U13)
2017 – Regional Lancashire Cup Winners (U13)
ESFA Cup Finalists (U12)
2016 – National English Schools Football Association (ESFA) Cup Finalists (U12)
LSFA Cup Finalists (U12)
2016 – Regional Lancashire Cup (LSFA) Finalists (U12)
ISFA Shield Champions (U16)
2014 – National Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Shield Champions (U16)
Lancashire Cup Winners (U16)
2014 – Regional Lancashire Cup Winners (U16)
Official Partner of Blackburn Rovers
Official partners of Blackburn Rovers Football Club, with 10 Moorland students currently signed at Blackburn Rovers Category 1 Academy.
Two former Moorland students signed professional contracts with Blackburn Rovers FC, and now part of Tony Mowbray’s first team squad.
All our coaches are either UEFA A & B qualified, with vast experience of working with and developing players of a professional Academy standard.
Links to USA Colleges & Universities
Unique links to Colleges and Universities in the United States of America.
Former Moorland graduates include professional players such as Niall Mason (Southampton, Aston Villa & Doncaster Rovers), John Cofie (Burnley, Manchester United & Sheffield United), Stefan Mols (Blackburn Rovers) & Joe Grayson (Blackburn Rovers).
Matrix Soccer Academy
Moorland, a base for Coach Jackson’s Matrix Soccer Academy, is also proud that Coach Jackson developed current Manchester United and Scotland star Scott McTominay from a young age and helped him sign for United as a youngster.
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