National football centre

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A national football centre (NFC)[1] (or soccer institute) is the facilities that host an education base for a national football association.[2]

The Canadian Soccer Association has a series of "national training centres" in each province where prospective football players are invited to be coached by professional coaches.[3]

The French Football Federation has the acclaimed Clairefontaine institute and several other regional academies which attempt to locate the more talented players at an early age, other sites include:

  • Centre Régional Accueil Formation de Liévin
  • Centre Régional Technique Georges Favre
  • Centre Technique Régional Henri Guérin
  • CREPS Aix-en-Provence
  • CREPS Bourgogne Dijon
  • CREPS Plaine des Cafres
  • CREPS Reims
  • CREPS Vichy Auvergne


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  2. ^ "National football centre is a 'Mecca' claims David Sheepshanks | Mail Online". 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  3. ^ "Official Site of the Canadian Soccer Association". Canada Soccer Association. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010.

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