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Premier Sports Network announce partnership with Ellevate Football as Official Player Care partner

Premier Sports Network are delighted to announce that Ellevate Football will be an official Player Care partner to provide sustainable aftercare for Academy football players around the globe.

Ellevate Football is a performance-based platform on a mission to uncover aspiring footballers. Users can showcase their ability to scouts from professional clubs, through the advertisement of their skills and talent regardless of background or location. The Ellevate mission is to motivate, inspire and empower the next generation.

Ellevate encourages players to upload videos of themselves showcasing their skills to the Ellevate network. Within the app, scouts, clubs and agents are able to sift through the large database of players and watch their gameplay whilst eliminating the need to travel. The goal is to ensure that no player falls through the cracks.

Ellevate is creating trailblazing partnership’s with football clubs around the UK and beyond, to spearhead a new era of football by designing a sustainable aftercare model for Academy players.

In partnership with Ellevate, the aim is to extensively strengthen the support network for young players in football; This will include, offering media training and access to a sports psychologist immediately after sign-up. There will be fundamental 1-2-1 life coach sessions for all players released from Academy systems.

The main aim is to help find alternate teams or careers withing the football industry, plus give vital life advice to players let go from their team. It is essential that young players have easy access to support and guidance throughout their football journey and beyond, to teach them how to act appropriately on and off the pitch and to portray a professional image in all aspects of their lives.

Spencer Hidge, Founder of Premier Sports Network, said: “Thousands of players wash through sporting academy systems every year, with their dreams of a professional career dissolved. In partnership with Ellevate, we want to ensure that we’re doing our upmost to ensure we are supporting young athletes by making sure they receive effective aftercare and guidance.”

Akshay Lugani, Founder of Ellevate, said: “The synergy between Premier Sports Network and Ellevate is going to create tones of new opportunities for the substantial number of players that go through the Academy process with nothing to show for it at the end. We want to make an impact, not just throughout their days at an Academy, but throughout their lives.

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