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Buckswood signings and trials

When you join the Buckswood Football Academy you are becoming part of our family, and walking in the footsteps of those who have gone before you. Being one of the leading school-based Football Academies in the UK, you will find our past players making their way in the professional world of Football both here and abroad… And 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.


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


Trials this season:

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