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How to Join Right to Dream Academy — Phone Numbers, Age Requirements & Details

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The Right to Dream Academy (RTD) is one of the best football academies in Africa which has unearthed talents for the past two decades and now operating in three countries namely Ghana, Egypt and Denmark. The academy founded by former Manchester United scout Tom Vernon, started in 1999 training a small number of boys in Accra and grew into a residential school and training center.

Since then, a new $2.5million purpose-built facility was launched in 2010, a fully residential international school which has continued to grow its offering of scholarships to talented children drawn from all over Africa.

 
Right To Dream players and student-athletes receive the best possible development experiences to give them the best chance of reaching their maximum potential via the academy model through education, football and most importantly in developing their character to the fullest.
 
Since the foundation of the academy was laid in 1999, 144 students have graduated from Right to Dream. 61 of the graduates play, or have played professional football, and 43 have represented their country’s national team (14 at senior level, 29 at youth level). 
 
Seventy-six (76) of these inspirational young people accessed university scholarships in the USA or in the UK as student-athletes.
 
The Right to Dream Academy was ranked the 15th best youth academy in the world by US based media outlet Bleacher Report in 2013.
 
In December 2015, Vernon bought FC Nordsjaelland with the help of investors and many Right to Dream graduates have gone on to play for the Danish Superliga side, as well as joining other European clubs and pursuing college careers in the United States.
 
In January 2021, Man Capital, the UK-based investment arm of the Egyptian Mansour Group, announced a €100 million ($118m) partnership with Right To Dream. The newly-established Man Sports now has majority control of the organization, with Tom Vernon remaining the other significant shareholder.
 
Mr Mohamed Mansour, the founder and chairman of Man Capital, became chairman of the board of Right To Dream, while his son, Loutfy Mansour, also joined the board.
 
The partnership's first major project is to build a Right To Dream academy for boys and girls in Egypt. To be located in West Cairo, it is expected to welcome the first group of student athletes in 2022. A professional women's team will also be launched in Egypt.
 
Programmes Offered at Right to Dream Academy
 
Scholarships are granted to Africans, both boys and girls, to study at the purpose-built Academy, located on the banks of the Volta River.
 
Every two years, 15–20 students are selected out of 30,000 trialists and assessed both on their athletic ability and their academic performance to study and train at the Academy on 100% scholarships. Right tow Dream’s International School is an accredited centre for the Cambridge International Examination. The Academy also offers a combination of local and international curriculums.
 
The first Right to Dream School opened in Takoradi in September 2015. The programme is a partnership between Right to Dream and a leading private school in each identified location.
 
Location of the Right to Dream Academy
 
The famous Right to Dream Academy is located in Ghana at Old Akrade, Eastern Region.
 
Notable Graduates Of Right To Dream Academy
 
Godfred Saka, Mohammed Abu, David Accam, Geoffrey Acheampong, Bismark Adjei-Boateng, Enoch Adu, Prince Agyemang, Thomas Agyepong, Ernest Agyiri, Thomas Agyiri, Clinton Antwi, Frank Arhin, Isaac Atanga, Francis Atuahene, Keanin Ayer, Fifi Baiden, Emmanuel Boateng, Kelvin Boateng, Ousseni Bouda, Abu Danladi, George Davies, Mohammed Diomande, Emmanule Ogura, Godsway Donyoh, Kingsley Fobi, Adama Fofana, Tiemoko Fofana, King Osei Gyan, Enock Kwakwa, Mohammed Kudus, Evans Mensah, Gideon Mensah, Samuel Mensiro, Divine Naah, Emmanuel Ntim, Razak Nuhu, Rashid Nuhu, Dominic Oduro, Kelvin Ofori, Edward Opoku, Umar Farouk Osman, Daniel Owusu, Ibrahim Sadiq, Haruna Shaibu, Kamal Sowah, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Collins Tanor, Michael Tetteh, Ema Twumasi, Oscar Umar, Abdul Majeed Waris, Maxwell Woledzi, Joshua Yaro, Yaw Yeboah.
 
How to join Right to Dream Academy in Ghana
 
A total of 25,000 children turn up to their 75 recruitment tournaments, eager to get one of the 18 scholarships on offer. The Academy do not sell any forms or register players at a cost before taking part in their open trials, recruitment of joining the academy. Parents can send their wards with enormous qualities as young footballers to the Academy at its present location Old Akrade, Eastern Region
 
Right to Dream Academy Address
 
Right to Dream Academy
Old Akrade, Eastern Region
Ghana
 
Age Requirement
 
Footballers admitted for Right to Dream Academy open trials or recruitment should be between 9 to 18 years for both boys and girls.
 
Right to Dream Academy Phone Numbers 
 
+233202220286 / +233244046721 — Prince Boafo (Recruitment Head)
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