When sixty-four schools entered the ESFA U15 PlayStation F.C. Small Schools’ Cup there could only be one winner and that winner was our very own Buckswood under 15s football team who were yesterday (Tuesday 13th October) crowned the champions of England as they defeated St. Mary’s College Crosby 3-1 in a convincing performance at Lilleshaw National Sports National Sports Centre.
The English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) was founded in 1904 and is the governing body of schools' football in England. It is responsible for the running and development of schools competitions and festivals at primary and secondary school age and it is the second time in the space of 5 years that Buckswood have been crowned the national champions.
The Buckswood Football Academy has a reputation for providing high quality coaching and support for ambitious young players who want to combine their football and education.
Buckswood competes at the highest level of English school football, competing both at county, national and international level entering competitions including Independent Schools’ Football Association (ISFA), ESFA and County Cups.
The coaches at the Buckswood Football Academy hold the highest of qualifications including the UEFA A Licence, the Advanced Youth Award, the UEFA B Licence, the FA Level 2 Goalkeeping Award and the FA Level 2 Coaching Award and their experience includes coaching at Arsenal, West Ham United, Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion as well as scouting for FIFA. Students of Buckswood who trained at our academy have gone on to play at the highest level including several players making it all the way to the English Premier League.
Train at the Home of the English Champions
While we understand that the chances of reaching the highest level in football are extremely slim, if you have the dream, the desire and the ambition to achieve then we can help you. If you have never kicked a ball before in your life and you would simply like to give it a try, we can help you. If you are already on route to the highest level of football and fancy a couple of weeks in the UK, then we can certainly help you because our football academy at BOSS is the same football academy that became the national champions yesterday.
In addition to our usual summer school programme, our Football Academy will consist of 6 hours of top quality professional coaching per week with our coaches helping you to develop as a footballer by providing:
Football fitness testing
Sessions on technique
Sessions on forward play
The opportunity to join the Buckswood School Football Academy fulltime to cover your football and educational needs
An end of course certificate
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