The Nescot Football Academy, in association with Johnson Football Schools, provides aspiring football players with the opportunity to combine education with football.
The academy allows boys to train and compete full time around their education. They will be coached technically and tactically as well as having gym programmes. To play in the teams players must keep up-to-date with all their college work.
The academy has two teams competing in two leagues. On Wednesday afternoons they compete in the ECFA league against other colleges across the South of England, in which they have topped the league two years running, and they also play in the Surrey Youth Premier Elite League.
Academy players also get the chance to showcase their skills in friendly fixtures against professional teams such as Millwall, Peterborough and Southampton, with players subsequently being offered trials. Players interested in college scholarships abroad have also been able to showcase their ability in front of coaches from universities in the USA, who have been invited to watch fixtures and training.
The aim for the development squad is to progress players through into semi-professional and professional first teams. This season four of the first-year development squad players have made league appearances for Walton Casuals FC first team at the age of 16, and a total of 24 current and graduate development squad players have appeared for Jack Johnson at semi-professional level.
Nescot Football Academy Manager Jack Johnson has been in charge of the Academy for 8 years and is currently Academy Coach at Fulham FC. The programme replicates the programme Jack uses at Fulham FC Academy, which includes:
Combining the Football Programme with Education, our students are given the best opportunity to pursue a path in football professionally and semi-professionally alongside their education allowing them to go on to University or successfully enter the working world.
Johnson Football Schools have lots of contacts through professional and semi-professional football.
‘JFS’ Chief scout Peter Johnson has scouted many premier league talents and has enjoyed 6 Professional Football League promotions with sides he has helped put together.
Please feel free to attend our trials on the following dates:
Every Friday in July and August, from 5.45-7.15pm.
All trials are at Nescot's playing fields, but you should report to the college's sports hall via the main reception.
To book your place, phone 07756 735295, or email JohnsonFootballSchools@gmail.com
15 minutes before the times listed above
Nescot Pavilion & Sports Pitches (formerly London Fire Brigade Pavilion)
What to bring:
Boots, shin guards, drinks bottle, towel.
Successful application is dependent on both trials and course entry requirements. Enrolment will take place at the end of August 2016.
All applicants must be current Year 11, 12 or 13 students and looking to start the Academy in September 2018. They also must be accepted on to a Level 2 or 3 Sports or Public Services course at Nescot. You must be enthusiastic and committed to both your academic studies and the football squad. Trials will be held for all potential players who wish to apply for the development programme.