Academy Director

Neil Wakeham

Our mission is to provide best-in-class professional football coaching for boys and girls of all abilities. Our unique coaching methodology, common sense, and passion for football enable us to create the perfect environment for a child to learn and develop in the Cheshire area. 

The Cheshire WMF Academy was set up in 2017 by Neil Wakeham who has been involved in Crewe football coaching for kids for over 20 years. He has had first-hand experience of all levels of the game from Grassroots Football coaching in Crewe through helping his son progress to Professional Academies and on to scholarships both locally and abroad. The team at WMF Cheshire are passionate about helping all our children develop and have been recognised as talented coaches by local Professional and Grassroots Academies. As per all WMF academy managers, they believe in the We Make Footballers mission and strive to help players of all abilities become the best they can be

Why do Children & Parents in Love our Training?

Improved technique

We break down the football fundamentals in a simple and engaging way. Then, our 1-on-1 drills give your child the time to reinforce what they've learnt at their own pace.

Teammates to mates

We only have 10 children per coach to ensure high quality training and the chance for your child to build friendships. We also have strict anti-bullying policies so they will always feel safe.

Healthy children are happier children

Exercise is best when it doesn't feel like exercise. Our weekly training and holiday camps are fun, but also boost your child's fitness, speed, movement, and agility too.

A real brain booster

It's not just physical and social skills, our unique sessions help with cognitive function too. You will see your child develop better concentration, learning, listening, and decision-making skills week after week.

team

Nathan Hughes

Head Coach

Harry Moss

Coach

Thomas Christelow

Junior Coach

Alan Czapracki

Coach

Dan Wakeham

Coach

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We Make Footballers is fantastic. Our daughter has enjoyed many hours of football training on Saturday mornings and in the holidays. What a great way to motivate kids with sport, teach them to win, to lose, to support others and to strive to be the best they can.

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Frequently asked questions

Are you looking for a football training academy to partner with?

How it works: We provide players and teams for local grassroot teams to compete at a competitive grassroots level. The partnered club recommend WMF to players who aren’t quite ready to play at a grassroots level side (players may be too young or new to football).

What safety procedures are in place and are your coaches DBS checked?

All of our coaches are fully DBS checked and at least one member of staff on site will be first aid trained.