From the Southern League Chairman, Terry Barratt
"We are delighted to create along with Eliteform (ESPFA) our very own league-wide education and football programme here at the Southern Football League
"Having seen the success of the Northern Premier League Football Academy (NPLFA), we were eager to see this fantastic concept be replicated within our league at our member clubs.
"As seen in The North, combining education and football is a perfect blend which not only creates footballing pathways to the first team but also provides opportunities in the sporting industry through the qualifications and the real experience our clubs will be delivering.
“The success that Eliteform (ESPFA) have delivered speaks for itself and we are looking forward to creating this fantastic concept within our League.”
Terry Barratt - Southern League Chairman