Academy 1 Sports – College

This is where we provide education and football coaching to students between the ages of 16 – 19. The students are taught a BTEC in Sport alongside playing football, we have a variety of partnerships with professional and semi-professional clubs across Essex and London, which are the clubs that the students play for. This year we have around 320 students across our venues.

Academy 1 Sports – Aveley

Our partnership with Aveley is very beneficial as it allows us to show clear player pathways from the Aveley College Programme to the Aveley U18’s Team to the Aveley Reserve Team and finally into the Aveley First Team.

From the College Programme we have 6 students who are signed for the U18’s, we have 5 students who are signed for the reserves and 2 who are signed for the First Team. We have 2 staff who are coaches for the U18’s, 2 staff who are managers of the reserve side and 1 staff member who coaches for the first team. So there are strong relationships between the teams.

Academy 1 Sports – Schools Programme

We have a variety of primary and secondary school partnerships. We do a variety of different things at the schools these include; PPA Cover, Breakfast/After school clubs, P.E Lessons, Running of the school’s football teams, Half Term Camps and teacher sports training (Coaching Teachers to deliver higher quality P.E Lessons). Contact Emma for further information at

Academy 1 Sports – Development centres

Evening sessions 5-6pm for Ages 4-14years. Qualified coaches deliver different sessions to maximise learning of players. Sessions include dribbling, passing, shooting, defending, positioning and much more. Matches against other teams are also included during the season. Contact Emma for further information at

Academy 1 Sports – Half Term Soccer Schools

We run soccer schools during school holidays. On a daily basis and for children aged 4-14. Each child will participate in fun sessions competitions and tournaments each day. At the end of the week each player will receive a medal and certificate and also special awards are given out such as player of the week and the penalty shootout winner. Contact Emma for further information at

Academy 1 Sports – Birthday parties

Birthday parties; We run football birthday parties, included is an hour of football which will include matches and competitions and after each player will receive a hot meal and drink of their choice.

Academy 1 Sports – Football Club

U7s – U11s local community Youth Sunday football teams who train and play out of Lakeside Sports Ground 3g facility.
Formed by and sponsored by Academy 1 Sports.