What is The Football Academy?
The Football Academy is a 2-year, full-time Education and Football Development programme delivered in partnership with semi-professional club AFC Croydon Athletic. Open to talented footballers aged between 16–19 years, the Academy Programme is a must for any football enthusiast.
Why Join the Academy?
AFC Croydon Athletic Academy has the simple aim of helping talented footballers make progress in their sporting careers whilst continuing with their academic studies.
The scheme enables young players to enjoy 8 hours of coaching by UEFA qualified coaches and competitive fixtures alongside their academic studies. AFC Croydon Athletic FC will have teams in the prestige FA Youth Cup, Bostik Youth league, Colleges league, Surrey County cups plus more.
The club have a great history of producing young talented footballers who have progressed into the football league. Click here to enquire.
Where will the Academy be held?
The Football Academy offers a unique opportunity for players to train and study in an environment that will develop their academic and sporting performance.
The academy will be located at AFC Croydon Athletic training ground in Croydon.
What Education Programme will I study?
The education will be delivered by Croydon College or Coulsdon Sixth Form College, depending on what courses you have decided to study.
Over the 2-year duration, players will study a variety of courses including A Levels , BTEC courses, languages, GCSE retakes plus many more.
- Compete in the FA Youth Cup, Bostik Youth League, College league and local county leagues
- Professional coaching by UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ Licence Coaches
- Full Time Goal keeping coach
- Emphasis on progressing Academy players into the U23s and First Team squad
- Represent AFC Croydon Athletic Football Club
- Wear official Nike Training Kit ordered online from www.kitlocker.com/ftfacademy/players-kit
What are the Costs?
Both the Football and Educational element of the Academy is fully funded and therefore there is no cost to join the programme. There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit. Further details will be provided upon the player’s acceptance into the Football Academy.
For more information please contact Ryan 07703651097 or click here to make an enquiry.