Football Academy

Carshalton Boys Sports College are proud to be working in association with Chelsea Football Club Foundation.

The football academy will offer a unique two-year development pathway for talented footballers to follow a dynamic and professional training programme that looks to develop players’ skills, techniques and tactics.

Mission statement:

‘To provide a professionally delivered football development programme that enables young players to develop physically, technically, tactically and psychologically with ambitions of progressing players into local clubs, delivered alongside a full-time education pathway that meets learning needs and career aspirations.’


Academic Curriculum

The Chelsea Football Club Foundation Academy programme takes place alongside a full academic programme at Carshalton Boys Sports College.  The football programme is unique in that students can select from any of the A-Level or Vocational programmes on offer.  We strongly believe students should have the opportunity to study any course on offer and are proud to have this as one of our unique and important programme elements.  CBSC actively provides information, advice and guidance on courses to ensure students can fulfil career aspirations and progress on to the next stages of their learning or development.

The Academy Programme

The Football Academy programme will develop knowledge, understanding and performance in the following key areas:

  • Technical Skill Development
  • Tactical Awareness
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Preparation for Performance
  • Coaching
  • Applying the laws of the game
  • Lifestyle management
  • Planning and managing your sporting career

The programme has been designed to provide an exciting opportunity for students interested in a career in sport to acquire and develop a wide range of skills and experiences needed to perform at the highest level. 

Students will train and play in official Chelsea branded kit as well as having opportunities to visit Chelsea’s world-class training facilities during the programme.

The academy teams could compete in one of the following leagues; Football Conference Youth Alliance or the SCL League, where teams could play against other colleges who are connected to other professional football clubs or football development programmes.


Academy Code of Conduct

To ensure the integrity and professionalism of the programme, all players will sign and follow the academy Code of Conduct.  The code of conduct is in place to support students physically, mentally and socially through their football and academic journey.  Key areas focus on attendance, punctuality, conduct, kit as well as training/ match day expectations.


The Application process

Places will be offered subject to meeting entry requirements for CBSC sixth form and successful selection at football trials.  Studying A- Level PE or BTEC Sport would be beneficial, but is not essential.


Please apply for the sixth form on our Admissions page.

Next Trial Date for Externals: 

For future information please contact:

Mr Stephen Bosdet

Director of Sport