At the Football Academy, we believe that the ‘beautiful game’ should be accessible to all, so we offer an intensive football development programme capable of taking the most gifted footballers to the next level as well as open doors to a broad range of roles in the game such as Coaching, Scouting, Performance Analysis and Research. We believe our experienced coaching team has created a unique and dynamic play and study programme, capable of enabling all young players to realise their footballing dreams.
Claremont Football Academy attracts talented and aspiring footballers from all over the world to study and train with our roster of professional coaches. Academy Director Jim Colston has over 25 years experience in the game and has helped develop players in the United Kingdom for such clubs as Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion and in Europe for FC Magdeburg and AC Milan. Jim’s team have amassed a wealth of county and premiership coaching experience and together have the knowledge and connections to get the best out of every player.
With clear progression routes, opportunities to play alongside current Premier league academy players already at the School, and to compete against professional clubs at professional football club grounds, talented and aspiring players are not only recognised, but tested and pushed so that they quickly improve their game and skills.
Tailored study paths develop knowledge, skills and experiences that play to students’ strengths, interests and various learning styles. Each student receives individual support and has the opportunity to tailor their learning programme to suit their own particular characteristics and their Football Academy commitments. We want to help students not only realise their footballing dreams, but to also develop the skills needed to pass the A-level and GCSE exams and enter world’s top universities.