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Barking & Dagenham College football academy using drones to help training

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 February 2018

Football Academy Coach James Roach using the drone, with students Jahrius St.Louis, 17, from Ilford and Henry Sleight, 17, from Dagenham. Picture: B&D College.

Football Academy Coach James Roach using the drone, with students Jahrius St.Louis, 17, from Ilford and Henry Sleight, 17, from Dagenham. Picture: B&D College.

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Barking & Dagenham College’s Football Academy is an early adopter of a trend to utilise drones to help train football players.

The initiative has been spearheaded by Football Academy coach and lecturer James Roach who one of the first coaches to use a drone.

“I started using drones last year in training sessions, along with a friend who coaches one of Charlton Athletic’s junior teams,” Roach said.

“The use of drones is relatively new and they are not commonly used by clubs yet.

“The great thing about the drone is that you can film a game, edit it and then show it to the players.

“When you show them the video, it really helps them to comprehend a lot more about the game and what happened and why. The benefits of its use are really valuable to the academy players.”

The sports teaching team at the College are very keen to utilise digital technology wherever possible.

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