During February half term football school we were visited by Match of the Day Magazine and they took the time to look at the football school, speak with head coach Steve Hooper around how the link between Inclusion and Charlie came about and also sat down with Charlie for an interview to get his tips and advice on how to become a player and why you should attend the football school.
Look out for more features and amazing competitions in the magazine as we continue our link up and partner with the publication.
Issue 420 of MOTD Magazine featured our biggest competition yet. We gave readers the opportunity to have Charlie and our coaching team attend their club for an evening of football training and fun.
Released on 16th August 2016, it helped to round off a successful Summer of Football School activity across Wiltshire and Berkshire.
We made another appearance in MOTD Mag early in 2017 as part of their new PLAY section with top tips on how to become a superstar baller! In this instalment we looked at first touch and how to make sure its perfect every time.
We made another appearance in MOTD Mag during February 2018 as part of their PLAY section with top tips on how to become a superstar baller! In this instalment we looked at how to hit top bins, from approach to celebration.
In this issue of FourFourTwo magazine Charlie discussed tricking defends finishing and the football school!
During May of 2016 we welcomed FFT Performance to Beversbrook Sports Facility to film a series of videos titled Charlie Austin Striker School. All of the drills were designed and delivered by our Head Coach Steve Hooper and the coaches kindly volunteered to play within the sessions.
Drill 1 was released on August 4th 2016 and has so far been viewed by over 4,000 people.
Drill 2 was released on August 14th 2016 and works on finding a yard when being marked by a CB and receiving the ball to get a shot off.
Drill 3 was released on 18th August 2016 and works on combination play with midfielders to create space behind and finish with composure.
Drill Four from the series concentrates on finishing from crosses. Looking at clever movement to get between defenders and find pockets of space in the box. Timing of movement and header is paramount to the connection made with the ball to score.
Drill Five brings together the elements of the first four drills to give combination play and bring in decision making as an individual and as a unit of players. It also brings in different types of finish and allows Charlie to practice finishing from all angles.
During our shoot Charlie also took part in a session with editor Ben Wells for the FFT PERFORMANCE LAB.
We certainly enjoyed the comedy, take a look for yourself.
A goal scoring master class from Charlie, designed by our Head Coach Steve Hooper and performed by the man himself!!
Here is some of the other features we did during the visit of Four Four Two Performance!!