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Adam Norman Signs for International Academy

By GPS Media, 03/04/16, 10:15AM EST


Massachusetts Native to Join Year Round Training Program Based in London

Waltham, MA, 12th April, 2016; GPS, are pleased to announce that Adam Norman has signed for the GPS International Academy beginning in fall 2016.  Norman, from Natick MA, is currently a freshman at University of New Hampshire.  He plays left back but can adapt to play in either central midfield or center back.

The Academy will provide Norman, a unique opportunity to spend a year in London and train full time in a professional environment under the guidance of UEFA A/B qualified coaches and compete in competitive fixtures on a weekly basis.  The Academy is targeted towards male players who are seeking to make a career in the game or those looking for an additional year of intensive training prior to attending college with 24 spots available for the first induction class. 

The GPS International Academy will be based in North West London at the state of the art Hive Training Center. The Hive is an international football training venue containing located in the shadow of the iconic Wembley Stadium with four full-size grass pitches and two full-size 3G pitches.  The venue has recently hosted the Brazilian and German National teams prior to International fixtures.

“We are delighted to announce that Adam has chosen to sign for the GPS International Academy,” said Ben Hanley, Academy Director. “We believe this to be an outstanding opportunity for Adam and other aspiring players to further their soccer careers and enjoy living in one of the most iconic cities in the World,” said  Hanley.

"I'm looking forward to playing and studying with the GPS academy to further both my soccer abilities while studying for an academic qualification. It will be a privilege to work with coaches with the highest level of qualifications in the UK, playing against high quality opposition and working towards an important academic qualification. Originally from the UK, I'm looking forward to spending time back there as well, having the chance to go and watch my favorite EPL team, Southampton!" said Adam.

The GPS International Academy attendees will be exposed to professional scouts through regular exhibition games against professional academies and of trial events throughout the UK and Europe. The players will also have the opportunity to attend regular professional fixtures at any of London’s six EPL teams throughout the season.

In addition to the soccer component, the Academy players will also be enrolled on to a BTEC Level 3 in sport and performance and gain coaching qualifications from the English Football Association.

For more information on the GPS International Academy please visit: or contact Phillip Mitchell at or Ben Hanley at