JMG Academy

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JMG Academy
Founded2002
FounderJean-Marc Guillou

The JMG Academy is a sports organisation and training company established by French international football player Jean-Marc Guillou.

Overview[edit]

Guillou had established Académie de Sol Beni in Abidjan in 1994 via a partnership with ASEC Mimosas. JMG Academy was established in 2002 following a disagreement between Guillou and ASEC over control of the Academy.[1]

The success of the academy in Abidjan saw JMG expand into other parts of the world.[2]

Locations[edit]

The company has nine academies throughout the world: Ivory Coast from 1994; Madagascar from 2000; Thailand from 2005; Mali from 2006; Algeria (in partnership with Paradou AC), Egypt, and Vietnam from 2007; Ghana from 2008; and Belgium from 2009.

The projects in Egypt, Thailand[3] and Vietnam[4] have all been assisted by Arsenal F.C..

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JMG Academy: History (French)". Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  2. ^ "JMG Academies".
  3. ^ "Arsenal to spend Bt50m on Thais". Nation Multimedia. May 25, 2006. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Highland football club thrives while the others struggle". Look at Vietnam.

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