Global Satellite Soccer Academy (GSSA) is pleased to announce that it’s standout central midfielder and captain, Dennis Kettner, 2nd from left in the back row, has been signed by Pena Raval CF in the Spanish Football Tercera Division. Dennis was developed under GSSA’s Director and Head Coach, Jeff Hackett, from the age of 9 years. Dennis trained and played at Fleetwood Town FC in England before going to Spain where was further developed at the Feel Spanish Football Academy. Dennis scored his first goal February 12, 2020 vs. Desportivo Sports Media Elx CF, when he struck a 25 -yard volley in the top corner. Pena Raval is a football club in Elche, Spain and was founded in 1959. GSSA was instrumental in placing Dennis at both Fleetwood Town FC and Pena Raval CF. At GSSA, dreams do come true. It could happen to you.
It is with a great deal of pride that we would like to take this opportunity to wish our 4 standout Academy players all the very best, good luck and much success as they venture on a 3-month developmental and trial journey in Spain. The boys, Dennis Kettner, Nick Clarke, Nathaniel Villacis and Liam Clarke left for Europe on August 7, 2021.
GSSA standout midfielder and Barbados International player, Sheran Hoyte, has arrived at English League 2 football club Fleetwood Town FC. Here pictured with Head Coach, James Ward at the Manchester Airport, Sheran was evaluated while on the 2019 GSSA Showcase tour of England. Sheran, a brilliant midfielder with a superb work ethic, is the 4th GSSA player to go to England this year on trial. All of us at GSSA wish him much success.
GSSA standout striker and current captain of Herkimer College (New York), Shemar Blair, has been named to the 2019 ALL AMERICA team. Shemar has led Herkimer in scoring both in 2018 and in 2019. He was the key to their appearance in the 2019 National Finals. GSSA develops players and offers them meaningful opportunities to progress. GSSA is yours to discover.
Toronto FC (TFC) recently announced that promising young GSSA goalkeeper Jaheim Wickham has put pen to paper to sign a youth contract with the club.It is no secret that there’s something special about the 15 year old Jaheim. He was a part of the 2017 GSSA Pro Academy Showcase team that toured Northern England and trained with our U18 team. His performances in England were outstanding and he earned a trial at Bolton Wanderers FC, where he lived and trained as a professional footballer for 9 days.Bolton Wanderers remains interested in the young lad but signing with TFC offers him the immediate opportunity to continue to train in a professional environment.
Either way, it’s good for Jaheim. And who knows, just maybe we might see him starting between the sticks for either Bolton Wanderers FC or Toronto FC down the road, All of us at GSSA is proud of Jaheim and wishes him the best of luck.
The young GSSA squad gave a scintillating display of possession football at the recently concluded Champions Showcase in Ottawa. It was a great performance by the young lads who scored 9 goals and conceded only 3 goals in the tournament. In the Gold Medal game they dominated possession and battered the Waterloo team only to come up on the wrong end of a 2-1 loss. They wore their Silver medals proudly as they knew that they were the better team on the day.
The GSSA U18 team took Ottawa by storm during the just concluded 2019 Champions Showcase. The boys in red were outstanding all tournament and progressed to the Gold Medal game in fine form. They dominated the final contest against Toronto Azzurri but suffered uncharacteristically from a couple of defensive errors, which saw them come up short in a beautifully played contest. With 3 of its players heading to Fleetwood Town FC in England in the fall, GSSA continues to be a beacon of development and opportunity for its players.