Football Academy update

Updated: Feb 13, 2021

The COVID19 pandemic is affecting, and will continue to affect many schools and academy programmes. The carshalton Athletic Football Academy has taken steps to minimise the impact on students.

The Academic Programme: We are pleased to reassure you that the Carshalton Athletic Football Academy can deliver the academic programme regardless of schools closures.

Technology is our Forte Since the spring of 2020, because of periodic school closures, we are delivering the academic programme direct to existing students' homes via the Google Classroom platform.

Each student is provided with a state-of-the-art laptop, a Google classroom account, a whole suite of classroom applications and is able to receive, complete, return and administer their work online.

Dedicated Internet Pipeline

When students return full-time they have the benefit of connecting through a dedicated 100MB internet circuit (much faster and more reliable than fibre). The whole ground is linked to this pipeline through a strong wireless connection so students can use there laptops throughout the stadium as well as the classroom.

The Football Programme: The football programme will be affected by social distancing guidelines, albeit to a much lesser degree than some schools, colleges and large academies.

Being a small programme, its is much easier for us to organise football activities in small groups that meet government social distancing guidelines.

Our sports facilities are not tied to a school or college, so we are able to open and use these facilities independently.

To that extent we have already overcome many of the negative effects on a student's education brought about by the COVID19 pandemic

Academy programme start date: This year's programme begins in August 2021. The football programme will start in June/July with pre-season training and friendly fixtures.

Security Deposits: It is normal practice for academy students to pay deposits to secure their place at a football academy. In light of the current COVID19 situation the academy have agreed to fund those deposits on behalf of successful applicants. The only situation under which the applicant will have a financial liability is if he does not follow through on the academy registration commitments.

Final dates for both parts of the programme will be provided to successful applicants upon registration.

Places on our exclusive Academy programme are limited. Our first set of trials in December 2020 were over-subscribed, so if you would like to trial please apply soon to avoid disappointment.