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Barking Abbey Football Academy

The Football Academy Programme enables elite student athletes to access a structured programme of high level training and fixtures

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The Football Academy, aimed at 16 – 18 year olds was originally established in 2003 for boys and was followed by the creation of the Girls Football Academy in 2009.

The Football Academy Programme enables elite student athletes to access a structured programme of high level training and fixtures whilst continuing to have the opportunity to study their chosen level 3 academic courses.

The mission of our programme is to provide opportunities for those footballers who may have perhaps missed out on a professional scholarship (boys), be attached to regional centres of excellence (girls), who are late developers or are committed players who would like to maximise their abilities through a programme of daily individual training and competitive matches.

As part of this high performance programme we are committed to offer opportunities for all players to participate in tours and tournaments with our current boys squad scheduled to travel to the IMG Showcase Tournament in Tampa, Florida in March 2015 and our girls squad to the Dallas Cup in Texas in April 2015.

Barking Abbey Football Academy consists of a dedicated team of UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ qualified coaches including three full time members of staff plus additional dedicated support staff in areas of strength and conditioning and physiotherapy.

The programme includes:

  • ‘Brand New’ state of the art FIFA approved 4G AG pitches.
  • A Licence Coaches
  • Technical and Tactical Development
  • Full Match Programme (FCYA) (BCYL) Professional Teams
  • Strength and conditioning programme
  • Match Analysis Technology
  • Full Time Physiotherapy Provision
  • International Tours

Academic Pathways including:

  • 25 A Level Courses
  • 5 Level 3 BTEC National Courses
  • Coaching Qualifications/ Sports Leaders Awards/ Personal Training

Success Stories

  • Over 20 students progressed to professional clubs
  • Ex Students include Bobby Zamora QPR FC, Darren Pratley Bolton FC Kane Ferdinand Peterborough FC, Wes Thomas Bournemouth FC , Michael Hector Reading FC, Rikish Bingham Wigan FC
  • Over 50 students progressed to semi-professional clubs
  • Over 100 students progressed to University
  • Scholarships to NCAA American Universities

Honours

  • 4 National Championships since 2000
  • 5 England U18 Schools Internationals
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@AbbeyFootball boys represent Essex to clinch Inter Counties Schools Trophy Final with a 2-1 win after extra time… https://t.co/0axNDoqNhY
@AbbeyFootball. Essex win the Inter Counties Schools Cup 2-1 !!! Scorers our own Solomon Ogunwomoju and Godfrey Kambaza
Darnell Bromfield enters the field of play with 2 minutes to go for Solomon Ogunwomoju with Essex leading 2-1
@AbbeyFootball our own Godfrey Kambaza comes off the bench in extra time to put Essex 2-1 up!!
Durham equalize to make it 1-1 come on Essex!
@AbbeyFootball Solomon Ogunwomoju makes it 1-0 for Essex with a great strike that flys into the top corner from the edge of the 18 yrd box !
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Boys Football Academy crowned National League Alliance U19’s champions

Barking Abbey’s Football Academy claimed their first Trophy of the season by being crowned champions of the National league Alliance U19’s ‘A’ Division. The first team squad play under the name of AFC...

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