Football & Education

Our Football & Education programme guides talented young footballers on their journey as student athletes, as they prepare for post-secondary studies and a future in football or beyond. Aimed at students aged 16-18, the programme provides academic support for pupils working towards A-Levels and BTEC qualifications, whilst training like professional footballers every day.

The programme challenges athletes by competing in the FA Youth Cup, Conference Youth Alliance League, Southern Youth Floodlit League and the National U19 Youth Football Development League. The programme is crucial in helping pupils achieve their college scholarship, semi-professional and professional football aspirations. Last season 100% of participants achieved a positive exit route; moving on to university, work, or apprenticeships. Highlights included two participants receiving scholarships to American Universities, one signing to a professional academy as a scholar, and one signing a two-year professional contract.

Our Football & Education programme currently runs from three locations, with new venues anticipated in 2016:   

  • Coulsdon College, Croydon
  • Harris Academy Beckenham
  • Sedgehill School, Lewisham

2016/17 trial dates:

Harris Beckenham
Trial Date Time Venue Info
Open Mon 24th Oct 11.00 - 15.00 HA Beckenham 1 day trial
Open Mon 13th Feb 11.00 - 15.00 HA Beckenham 1 day trial
Open Monday 3rd April 11.00 - 15.00 HA Beckenham 1 day trial
Open Monday 10th April 11.00 - 15.00 HA Beckenham 1 day trial
Open Tuesday 30th May 11.00 - 15.00 HA Beckenham 1 day trial
Open Saturday 17th June 11.00 - 15.00 FFC Training Ground 1 day trial

Coulsdon College
Trial Date Time Venue Info
Open Tue 25th Oct 11.00 - 15.00 Coulsdon College 1 day trial
Open Tue 14th Feb 11.00 - 15.00 Coulsdon College 1 day trial
Open Tue 4th April 11.00 - 15.00 Coulsdon College 1 day trial
Open Tue 11th April 11.00 - 15.00 Coulsdon College 1 day trial
Open Thur 1st June 11.00 - 15.00 Coulsdon College 1 day trial
Open Saturday 17th June 11.00 - 15.00 FFC Training Ground 1 day trial

Training Ground
Trial Date Time Venue Info
Open Friday 17th Feb 17:00 - 20:00 FFC Training Ground 1 day trial
Open Tuesday 11th April 17:00 - 20:00 FFC Training Ground 1 day trial
Open Saturday 6th May 13.00 - 16.00 FFC Training Ground 1 day trial
Open Saturday 17th June 13.00 - 16.00 FFC Training Ground 1 day trial