Niall Brookwell: Football Flick Academy has been a shining light in times of difficulty for young talent of all ages across the North West. We’ve supported hundreds of kids since lockdown restrictions eased across the UK. Our Football Flick Academy team have been running COVID-Secure training sessions with up to 5 kids, from Under 6’s up to academy level players, on the cusp of a scholarship or a professional contract.
During this series we’ll be taking a look at some of the best talent to come through our Academy in recent weeks. They speak about their journey so far and about how Football Flick Academy’s top level coaching & World Class equipment that is on offer at each session has improved their overall game during a global pandemic.
Niall Brookwell came to the Football Flick Academy once lockdown restrictions eased. He was looking for a place to train and dust off the cobwebs while academy football had paused due to the uncertainty around COVID. Brookwell, age 18, has been at the Liverpool Academy since the age of 9. He has previously been at Bolton Wanderers where his talent had earned him a move to the red of Merseyside. Here he was under the stewardship of academy manager Alex Inglethorpe & no other than former U18s manager & Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
Speaking to Football Flick exclusively Niall Brookwell talks about his journey in Football so far & how Football Flick has helped him.
“Football Flick has helped me massively over these last couple of months to keep me sharp and fit for when I go back”,” It’s also helped the technical side of my game”.
Being sharp & ready to showcase his ability despite the pandemic has been vital after turning 18 this season. It means he’s available to sign for a professional contract with a professional outfit. With the help of Football Flick Academy & the World’s #1 Football Training Range, we’re delighted that Niall Brookwell will be in the best position should any interest come in the coming months.
Niall is an accomplished Midfielder and Football Flick are honoured to have been such an important part of his journey. There are thousands of kids all across the world who wish to be in Niall position, so we asked him…
If you could give some advice to your younger self, what would it be?
“To not dwell so much on setbacks and move on as quickly as I can.” Whether it is in the back garden or in grassroots football, or to the Football Flick & Liverpool FC Academy, or even in a professional team, the World’s #1 Training Range is for everyone