Lichfield City Football Academy new students

Lichfield City Football Academy’s six strong years of commitment to support all young players and to give them a sporting chance whatever their background has progressed great success as we approach 2022.

Our current sponsors and professional football paid pathways ensure there are no barriers for our football youngsters wanting to develop a football career or a career in sport after leaving year 11.

Academy Manager Darren Middleton said: “We recruit students from the Lichfield & District area however, if the right student applies from another area we will look to support their chosen option with individual support, as we welcome youngsters from all backgrounds.  ‘Ive learned so much myself the last six years with the boys home life situations and the staff are always looking to engage the correct professional approach. We know that for some there are barriers that need to be overcome whether that’s transport, kit, nutrition or anything else where support is required. “We are committed to providing the right level of support to make sure that all players get a chance to develop their talents, create solid friendship and happy memories.

The current year 11 school leavers have settled well and there is fantastic team spirit, football talent and very bright students in the classroom. They are starting to win football matches and all new teams are looking more structured and organised.

Recently the present academy students enjoyed England coaching at St Georges Park with ex England manager Roy Hodgson and are looking towards an end of season tour to a champions league club.

We are delighted with the year 11 students who attended football training and a presentation with their parents. The staff are excited with the football ability of these students, attitude and good manners already shown from their first impressions. We also recognise a great amount of family support in place to help their development further at the academy.

If anyone wants to support the Lichfield City Football Academy we are always open to suggestions.

For now Good luck to the students next term of games before Christmas break.