Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy opening up to the cream of the crop in Europe

Ahead of exciting news later this year about an investment in European Junior American Football, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy are delighted to announce the inclusion for the first time of an international invitational camp in Canton for those living outside of the USA.

Held at the state of the art facilities in Canton, Ohio and the week before the NFL Hall of Fame Inductions and NFL Hall of Fame game, the camp will give young international athletes the opportunities to be coached using the latest technologies by NFL and NFL Hall of Famers. Hall of Famers such as Rod Woodson and Sam Wyche are already committed to the camp.

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For those interested (aged 17-20) you can find out more by joining the Academy’s Facebook Group, where you can get in touch with the organisers directly for more information and ask any questions you might have.

You’ll then be able to sign up and submit game tape to see if you can join the very small, limited number at the camp – this camp is for the elite, young athletes in Europe and places are already filling up fast.


Ben Herod“What an amazing and incredible opportunity for those lucky enough to be selected will have.

As if the opportunity to receive this level of coaching is not good enough, there will then be an exhibition scrimmage at the end of the camp to highlight the talents of those in attendance to potential NCAA recruits”.

– Benjamin Herod, Director of International Player Development.


Against the backdrop of the $600 million-dollar Pro Football Hall of Fame Village, emerges the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy where top coaches, eager athletes and the latest training technology come together. This facility-based training also features a unique culture that promotes the timeless values that are the cornerstone of Pro Football Hall of Fame – the values that shape the character of young men.

Rich McGuinness, Director of the Academy with a long history of success establishing internationally renowned training opportunities for young athlete, and his Pro Football Hall of Fame team are excited to carry out the Academy mission at a special place that will soon be the world’s leading training facility – for hungry football athletes from around the world.




Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1