Football Academy

Play the Sporting way !

We offer a full Academy program

We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for everyone within the community. Football for all!
Age groups from U5 to U16

Each age group has three tiers

Grass roots level is where everyone is welcome to come and play, have fun and work towards improving their own skill set in a fun, engaging, inclusive environment. This group has a monthly fee of £30.
To attend just let us know you want to come along and we will save you a space.

Development level, this is where players should be pushing towards the elite level. These players will have a full match program to support and help them develop along with a minimum of one trip to Lisbon for assessment and coaching per year. These players are our next elite players and we take it seriously that it is our job to develop them towards the elite program. This group has a monthly fee of £30


Elite player pathway

The Elite player is signed by the club and is regularly assessed by our coaches and the technical director and will attend sessions in Lisbon.

These players WILL still be allowed to play locally for their chosen team but their contract will state Sporting commitments will take priority.

The biggest part of what we do is the kids must enjoy their football and the greatest fun you can have is playing with your friends.

Elite players are assessed pre match, during matches/training and post matches/training. 
Technical ability is high on the list along with intelligence.

At any level they must enjoy playing, enjoy training and we are always looking for this element, because without it they will not stick last the journey. This group has no fees.

To arrange a trial for development or elite please use the contact page on this website.


Sporting Club Southend
Football Academy

Learn  to play the Sporting way.

Dedicated Academy program from 5yrs to 16yrs