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Academy Pathway

Elite Squad:
Our Elite Squads are the top performing players within our High Performance squads from each age group, representing us within the Wechsel High Performance League, as well as invitational festivals and termly fixtures against Professional Football Academies. Our Elite squads comprise of players currently being monitored by Professional Academy Scouts and is the ideal platform to showcase their talents at the highest level.
High performance Squads:
Our High Performance squads are our invitational groups for players that are excelling within our Academy programme. The HP squads also represent us in the Wechsel High Performance League, playing against the top Academies and club sides in the region on Saturday mornings. 
 
Academy:
Our Academy training centres take place in Christchurch, Ringwood, Hythe and Brockenhurst and run alongside your child’s current weekend grassroots youth football club commitments. The Academy programme is there to support and enhance player development, working with the Academy Coaching Team. 
 
Football Programmes:
Our Holiday Football Courses take place in the school holidays at local venues, consisting of Academy Training days, Academy Tournament days, Freestyle workshops and open entry Football Course's. 
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Our weekly After School Football Clubs take place in schools in the Christchurch, Ringwood and New Forest areas. Players in the After School Club programme will have the opportunity to participate in our NFFA School's League competition, taking place on Saturday mornings. Click here for more information!
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Our Saturday Morning Nippers Centre takes place at Woodside Park, Lymington for children in Pre-School & Year R to Year 2.  Our Academy Coaching team introduce fundamental football skills and movements as a tool to develop co-ordination, balance and agility. Click here for more information!

 
If your child would like to trial for the New Forest Football Academy, please click here 'Academy Trial' to fill out our application form.