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Football Academy

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Claremont Football Academy attracts talented and aspiring footballers from all over the world to study and train with our roster of professional coaches.  

We believe that the ‘beautiful game’ should be accessible to all, so we offer an intensive football development programme capable of taking the most gifted footballers to the next level as well as open doors to a broad range of roles in the game such as Coaching, Scouting, Performance Analysis and Research.  Some of our players go on to play for their countries.

Players learn in an environment that demands high standards and symbolises respect, hard work, commitment and honesty.  Our Academy Director, Jim Colston, has used his 26 years experience to create what we believe is the best opportunity for young players to realise their footballing dreams, whilst at the same time not just maintaining their academic grades, excelling in them as well.

The unique curriculum provides the scholars with the tools to raise their game to trial level and with Jim’s contacts in the game, doors can be opened in order to make that happen. None of the sessions clash with any academic lessons and so the boys are never playing catch up with their studies.

The facilities here are Claremont are second to none and we are confident that the school will be a future centre of excellence, providing the perfect stage for football talent to be recognised.

Jim Colston, Football Academy Director

The Academy scholars’ programme is designed to offer each child a structure consisting of the key facets required to be a professional footballer. A talented footballer needs a balanced programme to help him succeed and here at Claremont we have that.

All of our scholars train every day and have a minimum of one competitive match weekly in either one of the League, County or National competitions we compete in.

We have 26 different nationalities in our Academy so we are truly global in our football development programme.

Read about the national success of our U13 squad

All the very best to former Claremont Academy Scholar Daniel who begins his pre season with Mainz 05 in Germany #futurepro #cfa #oneofourown #cfa #attitudeofawinner #Mainz #ONEschoolONEacademy ...

HUGE congratulations to our u15 captain Will who represented Gillingham U18s on Saturday v Charlton. #toldyou #futurepro #attitude #ability #application #cfa #opportunities #theschoolacademy #hardworkpaysoff ...

HUGE Congratulations to CFA Scholar Izzie who has signed for Premier League Crystal Palace. #development #cfa #opportunities #girlsfootball #Claremont #ISPschool #cfagirlsprogramme ...

Former CFA scholar @thomas__maguire wishing everyone at Claremont and the England national team the very best. While reminding us that his country can also take penalties! And will win on Sunday! #CFAoldboy #topkeeper #italyvengland 🇮🇹🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️ #europeanchampionship ...

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HUGE congratulations to Academy scholars Clem and Izzie who both trialled at bhafc women yesterday. #proudofyou #cfa #development #winnerswearmacron #otherswilltry #positivemindset #progression #schoolfootball #opportunities ...

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#CFA #winnerswearmacron #claremontschool #sunshinetherapy #footballacademy
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BIG congratulations to CFA Scholar Philip who has been selected to represent his County. #progress #development #schoolsfootball #ONESchoolONEacademy #cfa #Claremont #otherswillfollow #uniqueprogramme ...

🇩🇪Academy Scholar Dominic is definitely one of the most agile players we have! 🏎💨
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#CFA #winnerswesrmacron #claremontschool #centreofgravity #speed
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Training in the rain. It never stops for Academy Scholar Archie. Excellent technique work and ball familiarity. #oneofourown #haveyougottheobsessiontolearn #cfa #schoolfootball #uniquepathway #otherstry #claremontschool #committmenttosucceed #opportunities ...

From everyone at CFA, have a great half term!
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#CFA #winnerswearmacron #claremontschool #halfterm
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How’s your touch? 🧐
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Academy Scholar Basheer 👍👏
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#CFA #winnerswearmacron #claremontschool #firsttouch #academyfootball
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Small group of CFA Scholars from year 10 and 11 working hard in the cardio suite this morning #cfa #oneschooloneacademy #otherswillfollow #development #mentality #uniqueschoolprogramme ...

Academy Scholar Philip makes it look too easyyyyy 🤷
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#CFA #winnerswearmacron #claremontschool #thefootballacademy
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The girls warming up before their first game at the ISFA u15 National 7s
#ISFA7s #Cfa #opportunities #committedtogirlsfootball #claremont
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All the very best to our girls today representing Claremont at the ISFA National 7s. #thesegirlscan #cfa #claremont #girlsfootball #ONEschoolONEacademy ...

Fantastic news. Our u15 Captain Will has today signed forms for Gillingham Football Club. Everyone at Claremont are so proud of you. Fully deserved. #development #progression #CFA #Claremontschool #Schoolfootball #ONEschoolONEacademy ...

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01424 751555

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01424 233000

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Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AN
01424 775332

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