Aldridge Football Academy
The Aldridge Football Academy is a unique opportunity for students to train and progress in football whilst continuing their academic studies at BACA College. The Aldridge Football Academy is led by the Head of BACA College and FA Qualified Coach, Phillip Williamson. The team competes in the Sussex Under 19’s league and cup competitions with regular fixtures and competitions against a wide range of colleges across Sussex and the South East.
The ethos of the Aldridge Football Academy is to provide opportunities for players to continue their development and progression in football whilst gaining academic qualifications. The Aldridge Football Academy trains 4 times per week with games scheduled for Wednesday afternoons throughout the year.
The training sessions consist of a focus on skill and technique development as well as implementing tactics to use on match days. The students will also have opportunities to use specialist football equipment within these training sessions. In addition, the players will also be provided with a bespoke strength and conditioning (S&C) programme to develop the players’ health and fitness as well as their overall football performance.
Players also benefit from on and off the pitch training and match day analysis, recorded through Playertek GPS vests, as well as a personalised S&C and recovery programme designed by our dedicated specialist football coaches.
Several players within the Aldridge Football Academy have progressed on to represent Burgess Hill Town FC Under 18’s and Under 23’s over the last few years.