Thurrock Youth Football Club 

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The Thurrock Youth Football Academy reflects an ethos which combines the provision of football excellence with a full-time education programme.


Compete in the SCL League – Football Conference Youth Alliance
Professional coaching by UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ Licensed Coaches 
Emphasis on progressing Academy players into the Reserve and First team squad
Linked with Thurrock FC, Canvey Island FC and Lakeside FC 


Achieve nationally-recognised qualifications:

Pathway A: BTEC Level 3 Sports Diploma or;
Pathway B: VRQ Level 2 Sports Diploma plus BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport or a VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Sport.

Sports coaching qualification
Maths & English GCSE or Functional Skills
Highly qualified & experienced tutor team
UK’s no.1 sports education provider successfully graduating over 6,000 students
Ofsted Grade 2 – ‘GOOD’ provision

The Thurrock Youth Football Academy is a 2-year, full-time education and football development programme open to local, talented footballers aged 16–18.

Delivered in partnership with SCL, the Football Academy is designed to develop both the academic and playing talent of students, giving them the skills and qualifications to further their career in the sport, fitness and leisure industry or go on to Higher Education. Career opportunities include:

Playing professional and semi-professional football
Football coaching in the UK & abroad
Sports management
Leisure management
Sports development