EMC Academy

EMC Academy is a professional football coaching company, situated in the South East of England.

Managed by Jonny Elwood and Henry Muggeridge EMC Academy’s model uses a player pyramid for all young players to find their level at the Academy, before giving them a clear pathway to reaching their full potential; because even the best players start somewhere.

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Donosti Cup 2024 - Day Four
Donosti Cup 2024 - Day Four

Highlights from day four - enjoy!

Donosti Cup 2024 - Day Three
Donosti Cup 2024 - Day Three

Highlights from day three in San Sebastian.

Donosti Cup 2024 - Day Two
Donosti Cup 2024 - Day Two

Highlights from day two at the Spanish tournament. 

Donosti Cup 2024 - Day One
Donosti Cup 2024 - Day One

Highlights from day one of the Donosti Cup in San Sebastian, Spain.

Football Academies

EMC Academy aims to become one of the most successful football academies in the World having produced a number of players for professional football clubs across the South East. Our Academy structure has 3 tiers giving all players the chance to kick off their journey to greatness.

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Goalkeeping Academy

Master the art of goalkeeping with our experienced goalkeeping specialists, with emphasis on distribution and ‘playing the EMC way.’ As well as individual training young goalkeepers get to join in small-sided games at the end of the session with our Academy squads.

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Crystal Palace FC Association Centre

EMC Academy is very proud to oversee the Crystal Palace FC Association Centre for Kent-based in Maidstone. The centre will be run by Uefa A standard coaches and players, if good enough, will have a direct pathway into the club's Academy.

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Post 16 Football Scholarship Programme

The pinnacle of the EMC Academy model, our hugely successful Scholarship programme gives players to live the life of a pro, competing in a national league, whilst completing their education. Places on offer for all young players, regardless of grades.


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After School Clubs

The perfect way for players to kick off their footballing journey, our after school clubs are based around fun in a structured and developmental environment.

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EMC Academy is a professional coaching company situated in the South East of England.

Managed by Jonny Elwood and Henry Muggeridge, the EMC Academy model gives users a player pyramid for all young players to find their level in our three-tiered system.

We believe in giving all players every opportunity to fulfill their potential because, even the best player starts somewhere.

Our Academy model has a level for players of all abilities; with fantastic all-weather facilities at all of our venues and Premier League standard drills at all of our sessions, there is no better place for young players to kick off their footballing journey.

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Our Philosophy

EMC Academy teams will aim to play attractive, attacking and possession-based football throughout the Academy.

All age groups will develop a style of play that is based on possession of the ball, aiming to produce players that can compete at the highest level.

At all times our teams will try and play out from the back through the thirds, developing players in a style that makes them composed when managing the ball under pressure.

Tactically all players will experience different systems and positions in their development but will always maintain the same passing style of play.

Defensively players will learn how to press effectively to win the ball back in each third of the pitch and be able to defend well in 1v1 situations.

Meet the coaching team


"Having previously worked with Jonny, and seen first hand the methods used by EMC Academy I would highly recommend them to any player in the Kent area looking for elite coaching."

TQ Addy - Luton Town FC

"Having worked with both Jonny and Henry last season I know their game knowledge is right up there with the best in the business. I am grateful for the time they invested in helping me at a key stage in my development. Both have great man-management techniques to match their technical knowledge, I really enjoyed my time working with them and hope to do so again in the future."

Kasper Lopata - Sheffield United FC and Poland Under 21s

"I've recently worked alongside some of the staff from EMC Academy and have personally witnessed the professionalism and attention to detail of their training programme. The concept and opportunities they are providing in their full-time Academy provide youngsters with a marvellous opportunity to fulfil their dreams of becoming a professional player. I cannot recommend them highly enough!"

Alan Bennett - Former Republic of Ireland international

"The EMC Academy coaching is top class. Very professional and supportive.

It helped me so much. I'm thankful for everything."

Motiejus Burba - FK Zalgiris

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