The Boy's Football Academy compete weekly with two teams. The Boy's Football Academy first team play under our semi-professional link club name Barking FC in the National U19 Youth Alliance League. The development squad play in the National Youth league U21s reserve league as Barking Abbey Football Academy. In 2022/23 the Boys won the National U19 Youth Alliance league Division E championship. This was the fourth time that the boys had sealed the National Alliance league championship The Boys Football Academy also compete in the prestigious FA Youth Cup as our partnership club Barking FC.
The Girl's Football Academy have partnered with various professional academies over the years. However, after many years of developing so many fantastic players and teams, it was decided that Abbey Girls would build their own legacy as a top football academy programme. The Girl's Football Academy currently compete in the Southern Premier U21 Division in the National Football Youth League. In 2018/2019 season, the Girl's Football Academy achieved league and cup double by winning both the English Colleges League and Premier Cup. Abbey Girls have since gone from strength to a strength and in 2019/20 season they lifted the National Youth ladies Trophy beating Gillingham FC Ladies. They have since won the schools ESFA cup on three occasions and in 2022/23 season were runners up in the Ladies Trophy Final played at Loftus Rd.
For those students interested in exploring international scholarships, we can also provide the relevant support including the opportunity of attending annual International Tours. Over the last three years our students have travelled to the IMG Showcase in Florida, The Mayors Cup in Las Vegas as well as the Dallas Cup in Texas, America. To date 60+ football academy students have gone out to the United States on football scholarships.
Carl Emberson: Director of Football Academy
Call: 0203 967 7030 EXT 1333