AFC Hornchurch Football Academy

AFC Hornchurch are pleased to offer a full time football and education programme for students aged 16-18 (Years 12 & 13). This includes the opportunity to study a range of both A Level equivalent courses and BTEC courses which are combined with daily football coaching delivered by qualified coaches on our impressive training facilities.


Our first trial was held on Tuesday 28th February.
Our second trial was held on Thursday 6th April.
Our third and final trial will run on Tuesday 1st August.


Academy player Tobi Joseph now a key member of the AFC Hornchurch first team.


What we are offering

This is a Level 3 BTEC Sport programme.  The qualification is a BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport.

BTEC qualifications are recognised and accepted by UCAS, meaning excellent progression opportunities.

Please note that GCSE resits are required if a C grade has not been achieved in English and Maths. The club will arrange any GCSE resits.

The weekly timetable will be split between education and football; 12 hours education and 12 hours football including 1 rest day / extra study day.

The AFC Hornchurch Football Academy can offer you:

  • Training with AFC Hornchurch professional coaches
  • Gain U18 trials and U23 development team trials
  • Play in the highest youth league outside of professional academies (Football Conference Youth Alliance)
  • A chance to play in the FA Youth Cup
  • Training three/four times a week and play for the Academy team on weekdays
  • Coaching by AFC Hornchurch UEFA B Academy Coaches
  • Team and Individual performance analysis
  • Represent the England College National team
  • Study at Level 2/3 and national sports courses with a chance to progress on to University
  • An Academy ethos that promotes core values of respect, trust, belief, attitude and honesty

Join the AFC Hornchurch Football Academy and take your career and education to the next level.