Boys Football

Boys Football
Boys Football

Boy’s Football Academy

The Balby Carr Academy of Sport has been providing male student-athletes between the ages of 16-19, the opportunity to combine their studies with playing in an elite football programme for nearly a decade now.

We are one of the few college academy teams in the country to offer our student-athletes a full-time football programme, where the student-athletes can train every day.

The team compete in the highest division of Academy Football in the English Colleges FA Elite Category 1, also participating in the English Schools National Cup and the ECFA Colleges Cup.

Since 2008, the Boy’s football academy has been one of the most successful and reputable in the country, having won several competitions in recent years.

At the academy, student- athletes receive:

  • Full pre-season programme starting in August
  • Up to 10 hours of practical football sessions and the opportunity to play/train every day. 
  • Training sessions led by full time UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ Licensed Coaches on the Academy's brand new 4G surface or on one of the 7 grass football pitches on site.
  • Access to personalised strength and conditioning programme and group sessions in our new onsite gym
  • Competitive fixture schedule competing across the country
  • Football fixtures filmed for analysis, tactical and promotional purposes
  • Football fixtures analysed by professional college partners, with discussions and reviews of performances in group and individual sessions with student-athletes
  • Onsite sports medicine and injury rehabilitation clinic with 2 fully qualified sports therapist members of staff.
  • USA university scholarship partner to provide opportunities for student-athletes to go onto further education abroad whilst still participating in an elite football programme

Individual student-athlete pathways

  • USA University scholarships
  • Professional/semi-professional football club links
  • GB University links – BUCS football
  • Coaching, officiating and scouting qualification opportunities

 

For further information, please contact d.milligan@balbycarr.org

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Boy's Football Academy Achievements

2016-2017

  • 3rd ECFA Men's Elite Category 1 Premier league
  • ESFA Men's Schools Cup Semi Finalists
  • ESFA Men's Elite Schools and Colleges Last 16
  • ECFA Men's Knockout Trophy Finalists (final to be played 2nd May)
  • Doncaster Schools Cup winners
  • South Yorkshire Finalists (final to be played 4th April)

2015 - 2016

  • 3rd ECFA Men's Elite Category 1 Premier league (Elite team)
  • 3rd ECFA Men’s Yorkshire + Humberside League (Development team)
  • ECFA Men's Elite Category 1 Premier league Play offs Semi-Finalists
  • ESFA Men's Cup Quarter Finalists
  • South Yorkshire Semi-Finalists
  • Doncaster Schools Finalists

2014 - 2015

  • 1st ECFA Men’s Yorkshire + Humberside League (Year 12)
  • 2nd ECFA Men’s Yorkshire + Humberside League (Year 13)
  • ESFA Men’s Cup Quarter Finalists
  • South Yorkshire Runners Up
  • Doncaster Schools Champions

2013 - 2014

  • 2nd ECFA Men’s Yorkshire + Humberside League (Year 12)
  • 4th ECFA Men’s Yorkshire + Humberside League (Year 13)
  • ECFA Men’s Cup Quarter Finalists
  • Doncaster Schools Champions

2012 - 2013

  • 1st ECFA Men’s Yorkshire + Humberside League (1st Team)
  • 3rd ECFA Men’s Yorkshire + Humberside League (2nd Team)
  • South Yorkshire Champions
  • Doncaster Schools Finalists

2011 – 2012

  • 3rd ECFA Men’s Premier North West League
  • South Yorkshire Champions
  • Doncaster Schools Champions

2010 – 2011

  • 6th ECFA Men’s Premier League
  • ECFA Men’s Cup Finalists
  • ESFA Men’s Cup Quarter Finalists
  • South Yorkshire Champions
  • Doncaster Schools Champions

2009 – 2010

  • 1st ECFA Men’s Regional League
  • 1st BCS Men’s Regional League
  • South Yorkshire Champions
  • Doncaster Schools Champions

2008 – 2009

  • 5th ECFA Men’s Regional League

Individual Success Stories

2009-2011 - Joe Leesley

Joe represented England School boys in his second year at Balby Academy of Sport, playing 6 times for his country and an International tournament in Italy. Joe holds the goal scoring record at Balby with 44 goals in one season. Joe has moved into semi professional football and currently plays for Alfreton. Joe is a great example of the Balby Football Academy as he has continued along his desired pathway and also works at Balby Academy of Sport as a full time Football Coach in the Academy