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With Christmas, New Year and

the mid-point of the season

fast approaching, this edition

provides an opportunity to look

back on an extremely busy

and successful few months.

Everyone at St. George’s Park must take real pride in

the achievements of the various England teams over the

last year. The brilliant Under 17s’ World Cup win in India

and confirmation of qualification for Gareth Southgate’s

side for the 2018 World Cup in Russia marked the end of

a remarkable period of success. That success resulted

from a huge amount of hard work and dedication by the

managers, coaches and backroom staff across all the

England teams. The LMA has been proud to call SGP

home since it first opened and it’s great to see such a

culture of high performance and success at the site.

Just as at SGP, building high performance cultures,

developing technically and tactically astute players

and delivering success are central themes for the

LMA Institute, supported by the Premier League.

The first half of this season has been our busiest six

months to date. The LMA Diploma in Football Management

is now in its 16th year and this year’s 38 students are

nearly halfway through the year-long course, which

is specifically designed for the real-life challenges of

managing in the game.

In addition to the Diploma, we have already delivered a full

programme of CPD-accredited leadership masterclasses,

career-skills workshops and technical performance

clinics. Over 200 managers and coaches have attended our

events so far this season, learning from the likes of the

World Econonic Forum’s Mark Spelman, former GB gold

medal hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, Ashes-

winning sports psychologist Dr Steve Bull, former head

of personal development at the Royal Marines Andy

Salmon, world-renowned heptathlon coach Toni Minichiello,

the personal investment team at Kleinwort Hambros

and many elite-level managers and coaches.

Sadly, everyone at the LMA has been united in grief at

the death of Dermot Drummy, a highly respected manager

and coach and a friend to many in the game. Dermot

was studying towards the LMA Diploma in Football

Management and his positive contributions and extensive

experience and knowledge will be sorely missed by the

group. Over the past two decades, during his time with

Arsenal and Chelsea, Dermot played a hugely influential

role in the career development of many of the Premier

League’s most talented young players. Our thoughts

and prayers are with his family and friends.

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