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Welcome to Stevenage FC Football Academy

Stevenage Football Academy is a purpose built training facility for all ages and all areas of the community. Anybody of any ability who wishes to play football will be able to find an activity suitable for them.

The state of the art facility has three 6-a-side pitches 40m x 23m and four 5-a-side pitches 30m x 20m all laid with the latest 3G rubber crumb surface which looks and plays like real grass and is used by a number of top clubs in England and Abroad, including Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leeds United and Newcastle United for their training pitches.

Players can either attend one of our many courses or they can get together with some friends or workmates and hire a pitch for themselves. We also run organised leagues for Adults so there really is something for everyone.

Please note that screw in studs and metal blades are not allowed on the pitches.

LATEST NEWS

Talent Identification Programme

Starting in September the new Talent ID Centre will be starting for Elite players from U7 – U14. It is aimed at players who want additional coaching or who are at the standard to be considered for Academy football. This new technical session will be part of the Academy pathway and coached by Academy staff following the Academy Syllabus.

Players will continue to play for their local club but come to us once a week on a Wednesday for coaching and assessment. As participants improve they will move up the Elite player pathway which could be all the way to the Academy squads.

We will be holding a 2 week trial for the Talent ID programme on Wednesday 7th + 14th September. If you would like to sign up to this trial then please complete the form below and bring it back to us with a £12 payment or £15 for goalkeepers. Please be aware there are limited spaces in each group so please book quick to avoid disappointment. We will not be accepting any more trialists after September 1st!

Below is an update on the spaces per group:

U7/U8 - Limited Spaces Left!

U9 -   Spaces Available

U10 - Spaces Available

U11 - Limited Spaces Left!

U12 - Spaces Available

U13 - Spaces Available

U14 - Spaces Available

GK's U7-U11 - LimitedSpaces Left

GK's U12-U14 - Spaces Available

* Please be aware that if you get accepted onto the programme the remaining cost of the block will be £6/£7.50 for goalkeepers per week up until the 21st December.

Goalkeeper Trial Form

Outfield Player Trial Form

If you are interested in signing up for a trial on the course and age group is full, we can add you to our waiting list for us to contact you as soon as a space becomes available. If you would like us to add us onto our waiting list please email us on coaching@sfcacademy.co.uk with your child's name, D.O.B and Age Group, and a contact number or call 01438 368068 if you would like to do it over the phone.

Baby Kickers

Due to popular demand Stevenage FC are extending their very popular Junior Kickers sessions that run on a Saturday morning to include children from 16 months to 36 months old. The new sessions will take place indoors at Shephalbury Sports Academy, Rookies Nursery, Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Herts SG2 8RH on a Saturday morning from 9.15am-10.00am for 16 - 24 months and 10.15am-11.00am for 2-3 year olds. 

The sessions are structured so that the children can learn in a fun, pressure free environment that is educational as well as imaginative to help develop skills such as learning colours and numbers, balance and co-ordination plus improve cognitive and social skills. Both age groups, but especially the Baby Kickers will involve parent participation, so mums and dads remember your trainers.

Baby Kickers - 16 - 24 months - Saturday 09.15am - 10.00am and 10.15am - 11.00am for 2 - 3 year olds.

Baby Kickers next course will be starting on Saturday 10th September 2016 from 9.15am - 10.00am and 10.15am - 11.00am, this session will take place indoors at the Rookie Nursery at Shephalbury Sports Academy. It will cost £36 for 6 weeks and it will also cost an additional £20 to purchase the kit (first time applicants only). We are still accepting application forms, to book a place please download a form (above) and return it to us with a cheque made payable to SFA.

Our next Free Baby Kickers Taster Session is on Saturday September 3rd 2016. For more information or to book your son/daughter on, please either email coaching@sfcacademy.co.uk or call us on 01438 368068. Please be aware that our 9.30 - 10.15am Taster is full so any further bookings will be added to the 11.15 - 12.00pm Taster Session.

Walking Football

Do you want to continue to play the beautiful game? Do you think the mind still works but the body says no? Well now you can take part in a brand new session every week at Shephalbury Sports Academy aimed at the over 50's called Walking Football. Research says there is no reason why you should not play football into your fifties and sixites so there are no excuses.

The game is played in a similiar way to normal football, dribbling, passing and scoring remain important elements of the walking version of football although you'll still get a good workout by having to move from one end of the pitch to the other, you won't exert yourself to the same extent as standard football nor will you run such a great risk of spraining a limb or bumping into other players. It is open to both male and female participants with the emphasis on enjoyment, fun and meeting new people.

So come along to Shephalbury Sports Academy every Wednesday between 10am - 11am and Monday between 8pm - 9pm. Fall back in love with the game.

Score Soccer Leagues

Small sided football is a great way to get some exercise and lose those extra pounds you may have gained over the Christmas period. 

We run 6 a-side leagues on Monday and Thursday evenings. And on Sunday evenings we run a 5 a-side league, with new leagues starting all the time there has never been a better time to get involved.

To contact us about any of the above activites or for anything else that we offer both children and adults, please call us on 01438 368068 to speak to a member of the Reception team.

Enter our 5-a-side & 6-a-side leagues!!!!

Small sided football is a great way to get some exercise and lose those extra pounds you may of put on over the xmas period. We run 5 and 6 a side leagues on Monday, Thursday and Sunday evenings and with the new leagues starting all the time there has never been a better time to get involved.

Junior KickersYou and your team can view all of your team’s fixtures results and league tables in our brand new SCORE! Centre at

  www.scoresoccerleagues.co.uk

Games will last 40 minutes and there is promotion and relegation in all divisions.

For more information and to register your team call The Score! Soccer Leagues team now on 01438 368068 or email leagues@sfcacademy.co.uk.

Visit our BRAND NEW website at www.scoresoccerleagues.co.uk for more information about our leagues. 

Score! Soccer Leagues Times
Monday 5 and 6-a-side 7.00pm onwards
Thursday 6-a-side 7.00pm onwards
Sunday  5-a-side  5.45pm onwards 

Summer 2016 Soccer Camps 2016!!! 

It's That Time of year again! We have a Soccer Camp running from 10am - 3pm on all dates below for 5-12 year olds.

Week 1:   Tuesday 26th July - Friday 29th July

Week 2:   Monday 1st August - Friday 5th August 

Week 3:   Monday 8th August - Friday 12th August

Week 4:   Monday 15th August - Friday 19th August

Week 5:   Monday 22nd August - Friday 26th August

Week 6:   Tuesday 30th + Wednesday 31st August

1 DAY: £13.50 / 2 DAYS: £23.00 / 4 DAYS: £46.00 / 5 DAYS: £50.00 *

* Please be aware that all days must be in the same week.

Additional Soccer Camp Dates: September 1st + 2nd each day is £10.

HOW TO BOOK:

·         Pay online at https://www.participant.co.uk/sfcf

·         Call 01438 368068 between 2pm – 9pm to pay with a credit or debit card

·         In person at reception via cash/card or cheque.

·         Send with cheque payment to Reception, Stevenage FC Academy, Shephalbury Sports Academy, Broadhall Way, Stevenage, SG2 8RH

         Download an application form from Here 

Please note: When calling to book, please ensure that you have full information on each child you are wanting to book on.

Try out our Junior Kickers for FREE! 

Junior Kickers is run as a 10 week course to encourage familiarity and confidence amongst attendees. It seeks to provide both boys and girls aged 3 and 4 with an introduction to football, using fun games and activities to teach the games primary skills. Coaches pay particular focus on developing children’s co-ordination, balance, ball movement and self confidence. Each 45 minute session is taught on a coach to child ratio at the Stevenage Football Academy in a safe and friendly learning environment.

Junior KickersJunior kickers is designed into four ability groups with Starters, Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced aimed at 3 and 4 year olds for children moving towards school starting age. Our Advanced groups seek to provide transition from Junior Kickers into our Kidzone football sessions, allowing players to slowly and safely adapt to the style of play found in the Kidzone sessions.

Our next Free Junior Kicker Taster Session is at 12 noon - 12.45pm on Saturday 3rd September 2016. For more information or to book your son/daughter on, please either email coaching@sfcacademy.co.uk or call us on 01438 368068.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR JUNIOR KICKERS PROGRAM OR ANY OTHER KIDS FOOTBALL VISIT OUR JUNIOR COACHING SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE 

OUR NEXT FREE TASTER SESSION IS ON SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2016 FROM 12PM TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD CALL 01438 368068.

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