Bromley Football Club is excited to announce the expansion of its Youth Academy for 2018-19

The Bromley FC Youth Academy was launched in 2017, with teams at U14s, U15s and U16s competing successfully for the 2017-18 season in the Junior Premier League (JPL).

For 2018-19 we will be adding teams at the U12s and U13s age groups.

Academy and First Team Goalkeeping Coach Glyn Shimell who heads up the Bromley FC Youth Academy says; “Presently we have the U16’s and U15’s sitting top of their respective tables and competing well against other National League clubs including Woking, Aldershot and Dartford. We have played numerous in house development games against Football League Clubs but more importantly we have seen the players develop both on and off the pitch. It’s really pleasing for the coaching staff to see that 100% of the U16 squad have been offered places in the post 16 academy programme”

Bromley Football Club wants our players to love the game and believes the JPL gives young players the grounding and the potential to start on a pathway that could lead into our Post 16 Academy. Players will remain involved in football past the age of 16, progressing onto the Bromley Football Club Academy Education and Scholarship program and then exit via a host of unique pathways such as becoming a First Team player, semi-pro player, coach or entry into a University or US scholarship plus potential Bromley FC work placement.

Bromley Football Club offers Football for All, Development and Academy programmes across the Youth Development Phase which is in line with the FA’s Technical Guide to young player development.

The Junior Premier League explained

As a club we recognised that there was a strategic gap between the Football League academies and the grassroots game; young players moving between the two results in many young players being overlooked within their football “development”.

The National League are trying to “bridge the gap” and establish standards for clubs, coaching staff and players who if released from the EPPP programme, can now find themselves in a completely different grassroots environment – the “development” environment!

The National League, in football ladder terms, is the bridge between non-league and league football in England & Wales. The current CEO of the National League was responsible for the delivery of the EPPP system in the professional game and is determined to create a platform to further develop such standards which has also been the focus of the Chairman of the Junior Premier League and this league’s continued work with the FA has seen a move towards the higher standards that would be required.

The top clubs from different regions are now facing each other and giving players the added challenge, development and exposure to game time they all need and deserve.

The League has a great cross section of clubs involved from Premier League to semi-professional clubs. The important thing for any club entering the league is a genuine desire to develop their players to the best of their ability.

Registration and Trials

We will be holding trials for all age groups on Saturday 16th June 2018. To register your interest, please complete the form below. More information regarding the trial will be sent out nearer the time.