Our reputation as the number one Individual Football Development Centre enables us to offer youth football players the best development opportunities within the local area, from progressing into a Professional Football Academy right the way up to a Football Education Programme alongside progression into Adult Football.
PARTNERSHIP WITH AFC BOURNEMOUTH ACADEMY
In July 2022, we signed an Official Academy Partnership with AFC Bournemouth Academy providing our players with a very exciting and unique opportunity to play at the highest level to showcase their talent as well as providing them with an official pathway to a Premier League Academy. AFC Bournemouth Recruitment staff regularly liaise with our Lead Academy Coaching team to monitor progress of individuals that they have highlighted at our sessions. Players in our Elite Development Centres will have the opportunity to showcase their talent with fixtures against AFC Bournemouth Academy Squads across the age phases. This exclusive partnership alongside our highly successful Individual Academy Development Programme offers youth players the ultimate opportunity to develop and progress into the Professional Academy environment with Premier League Football Clubs.
PARTNERSHIP WITH BROCKENHURST COLLEGE & BASHLEY FC
In May 2023, we signed an Official Academy Partnership with Brockenhurst College to offer our players an extended pathway into Full Time Football Education with the colleges Football Academy Programme. Players will be able to study a range of A Level or BTEC courses, whilst networking and learning from experienced industry professionals, supporting them in their transition into the Football Industry as a player, coach and beyond.
We also signed an Official Academy Partnership with Bashley FC, in line with players progression into Full Time Football Education. Bashley currently operate at Step 4 of the National Football League with extensive contacts at both the club and Brockenhurst College. This partnership offers players the playing progression into Adult Football at U18, U23 & First Team Level.
We will be working closely with Kevin Jones (Director of Sport at Brockenhurst College) as well as Matt Tubbs (Bashley FC Manager, Head of Football Academy at Brockenhurst College and former Professional Footballer at AFC Bournemouth) to offer NFFA players the ultimate football pathway as they transition from Youth Development Phase (U12 to U16) into Professional Development Phase (U17 to U23).