Aveley FC
Academy 1 Sports in partnership with Aveley FC

Aveley FC is a brand new 3G football stadium with two outside training pitches.

Lakeside Sports Ground

Academy 1 Sports in partnership with Lakeside Sports Ground

This venue includes a clubhouse, with a new full size 3G pitch & one full size grass pitch, giving our students hundred percent provision. 


Academy 1 has its own boxing gym giving the opportunity  students to train with professional boxing coaches.

Increased Dexterity Skillsets
Improve foot-eye coordination and footwork through these drills. 


Better Ball Handling
Every coaching session includes ball handling fundamentals.

Improved Flexibility & Range of Motion

Stretching is a critical part of any athletic routine. We know that.

Correct Footwork Application
We'll help your player apply proper footwork to his/her complete game. 

Improved Decision Making Abilities
Brain teasers and strategy are a part of any game.

The students will train daily for two hours and by prior agreement in the gym. All players will then attend classes at either the football club or gym depending on requirements (Functional Skills English and Maths will be available to learners who require it). Games will be played on Wednesday afternoons where you will compete in the National U19 Youth Alliance in both competitive league and cup fixtures.

Training will focus on the technical and tactical development of your own skills and as a team. The squad will work on tactical systems of play and work towards participation in organised league and cup fixtures which will be held on Wednesday afternoons. The delivery of high class coaching will also look to help every player maximise their individual potential as they look to progress through youth football into the senior game. By providing access to the day to day training players will develop not only their technical and tactical understanding but also their physical condition. There will be access to the fitness and conditioning coaching as part of the programme again provided by qualified staff from Academy 1 Sports



get the ultimate coaching experience


  • With over 15 years of coaching experience Academy 1 Coaches apply personal his/hers 1-1 sessions. Each includes:
  • Fundamental training 
  • Position-specific strategy
  • Focus on teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ball handling drills 
  • Personal mentoring based on athlete's stated goals

Through Coach guidance, more than three-dozen of our athletes gone to the next level


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As a full time student athlete, the players' studies will enhance their knowledge. The academic course will teach them in depth about nutrition, sports injuries and prevention and analysis side-by-side with other educational subjects. This will enhance the overall ability of the player to learn and develop both on and off the pitch, giving them a recognised sports industry specific qualification which prepares the students for a career in the sporting industry. UCAS points are attained which enables entry to University as another exit route.

*All students will be required to maintain a minimum attendance level of 90% to remain on the programme.

They will be required to meet all deadlines for their coursework to be able to continue training with their squad. As an academic course first and foremost, the tutors and coaches will reserve the right to remove any player from training or prevent participation in matches during the college week if they are at risk of falling behind with their studies. NHC disciplinary procedures will apply should any player need to be dealt with for breach of college rules or code of conduct.