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 (and final) trial will be held on 6th April.
We will not be running a third trial.


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.

Interested?  Please fill out the registration form below. For your personal statement let us know why you want to join the AFC Hornchurch academy.

Our second (and final) trial is at AFC Hornchurch on  6th April 2017. This will consist of registration, trials, parent's presentation and student presentation. Registration is at 4:30pm with the trials commencing at 5pm.

Football Academy Registration Form

Date of Birth:*
Contact Number (mobile):*
Name of your school:*
Position you play:*
Previous clubs you have played with:
Your Coach's name and contact number:*
Predicted GCSE grades:*
Personal Statement:*