Former Arsenal keeper Graham Stack is set to impart his knowledge on football stars of the future by running training camps next week.

The Graham Stack Soccer Academy (GSSA) aims to get girls and boys aged between five and 13 playing football and it will run in Chorleywood during half-term week.

Stack will be personally involved in the sessions which takes place at Chorleywood Common between Tuesday and Thursday and Watford star Will Hughes is also expected to attend.

The Hornets midfielder will talk to youngsters and present medals and certificates during his visit.

The sessions are aimed at players of all abilities and aim to improve skills in a fun and relaxed manner.

Those who show particular promise will also get the chance to take part in specialist striker and goalkeeper sessions, with Stack himself taking charge of keeper drills.

Stack’s decision to set up the GSSA came on the back of returning from India, where he had been playing for the Kerala Blasters.

A father himself. Stack was keen to get involved in youth football and felt setting up his academy was the best way of reaching as wide a group of budding players as possible.

After some initial struggles the GSSA has gone from strength to strength and Stack has seen a positive response from both children and parents alike.

The 36-year-old’s playing career saw him make more than 300 professional appearances at a host of different clubs.

The knowledge gained form his career makes him ideally suited to coach youngsters and he looks to pass the skills he has picked up onto the next generation.

Next weeks’ sessions run from 10am to 4pm For further information on the GSSA and how to get involved in the sessions, visit