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Abbey hit top spot - posted 15th Oct

Barking Abbey Boys Football Academy playing as Alliance club Barking Whites FC will finish half-term as league leaders of the National U19 Alliance Division C. After initially climbing to 2nd spot Abbey boys played the current league leaders Borehamwood FC in a juicy tie of 1st v 2nd! Borehamwood FC started strongly forcing a fine reaction save from McEvoy in the Barking goal. As the game begun to develop Barking started to dominant possession. This possession finally lead to many chances being created, David Nwamadi was played in behind the Borehamwood FC defence, before seeing his shot saved well by the Borehamwood FC keeper. It was indeed the Borehamwood Keeper that went onto deny Adrijus Lapacinskas and Peter Angelov with smart saves to keep the score 0-0 at the interval. 

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End of term news - posted 16th Jul

At Barking Abbey Football Academy, we strive to create a high performing environment which embodies all that a student athlete should look to be. After a challenging season for both the boys and girls academy due to Covid it resulted in two different outcomes. The boy’s academy season was null and void which resulted in them creating a fixture programme with friendlies against numerous teams. A good achievement at the start of the season for the boy’s academy was getting to the 4th round qualifier of the FA Youth cup. With the girl’s season being resumed after Covid it meant a packed fixture schedule which ultimately led to the last match of the season being the decisive game for who would win the league. Unfortunately, we were unable to retain the trophy and narrowly missed out on winning the league by 1 point.

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National 9v9 Football Tournament - posted 9th Dec

St. Georges Park, the home of football, was the stage that was set for the Barking Abbey girls academy football team to take part in a National 9v9 Football Tournament, organised by National Football Youth League and included 14 teams from across the country.

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