BALHAM FC FOOTBALL ACADEMY AT SFX COLLEGE
Balham FC / SFX Football Academy is a fulltime Football and Education programme that was launched in September 2017.
The Academy has strong links to the First Team and Reserves Team squads with youth team players already on the radar of the management having been selected for League games this season. Developing the Academy players to progress through the ranks to play for the club at senior level is a key priority for the programme. A number of players have the opportunity to progress onto Football Scholarships in the USA once completing the course.
Players will complete a Sport Science Level 3 Btec, the equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
Players have the opportunity to train twice a week on a full size 3G pitch, once a week in futsal (by an international Futsal player), Strength and Conditioning in the college’s state of the art gym as well as take part in video analysis on their own games. 7 players in the first year had the opportunity to take part in sessions with the first team due to their hard work and performance on the pitch.