BERKHAMSTED FC JOIN THE SOUTHERN LEAGUE FOOTBALL ACADEMY
Updated: Jan 13
The Southern League Football Academy (SLFA) is delighted to announce that Southern League side, Berkhamsted Football Club have joined the programme, taking the number of clubs up to 11.
Berkhamsted FC Chairman said: “The whole club is delighted to be joining the Southern League Football Academy. We are excited to get involved with such a professional organisation that has enjoyed five years’ experience of running the Northern Premier League Football Academy and set the bench mark for football and education programmes.
“Having celebrated our centenary year in 2019, we feel that joining the SLFA is a brilliant way to further develop our club and pay close attention to our already thriving junior section.
“Although there are a number of football and education programmes out there, we believed that joining the SLFA was the correct choice. Along with great links with professional organisations, the SLFA strike a perfect balance between football and education. This allows us to not only develop the footballing ability of our academy but also further their education and prepare them for the future.
“With our first-team enjoying a successful season, sitting in second place in the Southern League Division One Central, we feel we have the perfect environment to bring through an academy and hope to filter through some young talent into the first team.”
An SLFA Spokesperson said: “We are thrilled to welcome Berkhamsted FC on board to work with us from September 2020. Having a team like Berkhamsted, that is steeped in history having recently celebrated their 100-year anniversary is brilliant to see and we are looking forward to developing their academy with them.”
Recruitment begins now for a September 2020 start and interested applicants can apply at: www.theslfa.co.uk/register
There is a maximum of twenty-two places available for Berkhamsted FC. Keep an eye out for the first trial dates which will be announced soon. Welcome Berkhamsted!