The Post-16 Football and Education Academy is aimed at boys or girls aged 16-19 who are interested in combining their education with the life of a professional footballer. It is a two-year, full-time education and football development programme delivered in partnership with professional and non-league football clubs.
Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) will be running three Football and Education Academies during the 2018/19 season.
CACT F&E Academy
Based at: Charlton Athletic Community Trust, Sparrows Lane, New Eltham, Londom, SE9 2R
Education Provider: London South East Colleges
The BTEC-based education programme is delivered by specialist CACT tutors, provided by London South East Colleges. CACT will deliver all aspects of the football training and match day programme.
All training and matched take place at CACT with education taking place at the nearby University of Greenwich. All CACT coaches are UEFA qualified and have up-to-date first aid training, safeguarding and DBS. Players involved in the CACT F&E Academy will play in either the National Conference Youth Alliance League or the SCL Development League.
Open to talented footballers aged between 16-18 years, the academy programme is a must for any football enthusiast. Playing trials are held as places are offered based on playing ability with both the football and educational element of the academy being fully funded, with a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit.
CACT Lordswood FC F&E Academy
Based at: Lordswood Sports and Social Club, North Dane Way, Lordswood, Chatham, ME5 8YE
Education Provider: SCL
Lordswood Football Club and CACT are looking for talented footballers currently in year 11 to join the CACT Lordswood Football and Education Academy, delivered in partnership by a professional and non-league football club.
CACT will deliver all aspects of the football training and match day programme. All football aspects of the programme will be delivered by UEFA qualified CACT coaches with three sessions a week and games programmed on a Wednesday afternoon. The team will play in the EFL Community and Education Football Alliance league.
The BTEC based education programme is delivered by our partners SCL, an approved BTEC Centre, who will deliver a Level 2 or 3 BTEC Sport Course, and where needed, Functional Skills, English and Maths.
The programme will be directly linked to Lordswood Football Club 1st team, who play in the SCEFL Premier Division and reserve team, who play in the Kent County League.