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About NCF Elites

About NCF Elites

About NCF Elites

Jack Wilshere’s NCF Elites is about performance excellence. Developing the skills and talents of the very best young footballers, aged between 10 and 18, who are already playing top-level, grass roots football. We offer these aspiring young players the space and opportunity to progress to the very highest level of competitive football.

By providing expert coaching, mentoring and high profile games against some of the best known national clubs, Jack Wilshere’s NCF Elites effectively bridges the gap between Sunday League teams and the Academy sides. We provide a pathway to Pro Academy football. Elites players are able to develop their abilities at a high level without the pressure and uncertainty that often comes with more traditional progression.

Nick Cook, Director and Founder, NCF Elites

Professional Coaching

Jack Wilshere’s NCF Elites Director Nick Cook, has spent his whole career either playing or working in the football business. He is a former Academy and Semi-pro player. Nick is a highly respected youth football coach with a fantastic reputation for developing footballers and youth teams. Across his career, he’s had the privilege of coaching many highly talented players – some of who are now contracted players at top-level Academy teams.

ON Offer –

  • Meeting Current & Past Pros
  • UEFA & FA Qualified Level Coaching 
  • Bespoke Matches
  • Team Building Activities
  • Player Progress Reports
  • Europe & American Touring
  • Full Match Analysis
  • Strength & Conditioning Testing
  • Fitness Testing
  • Player Profile – Login Portal

Positive mentoring and support

At the core of the Jack Wilshere’s NCF Elites ethos is the nurturing of a positive environment where players learn from and are supported by their coaches and peers. Boys/Girls enjoy healthy competition. However crucial to their development is an atmosphere where they feel comfortable and confident to take risks and try new things, without fear of recriminations from coaches or team-mates.

Jack Wilshere’s NCF Elites provides both a coaching and mentoring system which incorporates top quality coaching with support, encouragement and advice tailored to the needs of the individual. This approach effectively bridges the gap between the more limited opportunities for development at a grass roots level and what is provided by the Academies.

Digital Zone

We want to educate, inspire and provide unique opportunities for our players. With this in mind our players/parents receive plenty of data and information on their progress as well as up and coming events. This information goes direct to players through our website and will include, weekly news letters, Player Progress Reports, Fitness testing results & personalised fitness plan. Everything at your finger tip at the touch of a button.


I had a really enjoyable night at JW NCF Elites Enfield Centre last Friday, coaching sessions were really well organised and professionally run.

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