How to ‘make it’

Being one of the leading school-based Football Academies in the UK, we are proud that many of our past players are making their way in the professional world of Football, both here and abroad. For those who find their passion lies off the pitch, we have a long history of Academy students going on to semi-professional careers and Sports related degrees at the UK’s top universities.


During your time with the Buckswood Academy you will find Premiership and International coaching experts, a tailored training programme, excellent facilities and additional health and fitness support.

Every time you train with the Buckswood Football Academy you are already under the nose of a football scout. So if you have the talent, you are already that one step ahead of the millions of young players around the world that dream of hitting the big time.


Here are some of our recent graduates:

Archie Davies, UK – Premier League Brighton and Hove Albion

Archie was a member of the Buckswood Senior Football Academy and trialled for Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion. Archie was signed by Brighton and Hove and joined the Elite Football Performance Centre where he continued both his formal education and football development before being signed for the 1st team who have this season been promoted to the Premier League.

Hyeokjun Lee, South Korea – 3 year deal with FK Ventspils, Latvia

Takuki Bunya, Japan – trialled at Manchester City

Nicholas Abbott, UK – pro contract with Spanish Football Academy

Alonso Alvarez, Mexico – trialled at AC Milan, Ajax and Deportivo Leganes

Juan Emiliano, Mexico – trialled with Malaga FC

Recent trials:

George, Ghana – trialled at

Albert, Ghana – trialled at

Malachi – signed Crystal Palace

Won – National U18’s player

Kane – National U17’s player, trialled at Reading FC, AFC Wimbledon and Bournemouth FC

Terem –Trialled at AFC Wimbledon

Aaron – National U20’s player, trialled at Port Vale 1st Team

Anton – Trialled at Cheltenham Town FC

Michael– Training at West Ham Utd

Bobby – Trialling Reading FC

JJ – U12 Sussex County Captain

University destinations for recent Football Academy Graduates….

Charles – Plymouth – Sport Development
Hyeokjun – Southampton Solent – Football Studies
Stash – Brighton – Sport Business Management
Jordan – Loughborough – Geography and Management
Angel – Bath Spa – Environmental Science
Nick – De Montfort – Law