Welcome to the Barnet FC Academy, where we nurture young football talents through different phases of development.
Youth Development Phase (YDP – Barnet Under 15-16s):
- Barnet FC Under 15’s: In the upcoming season, we are excited to introduce our Under 15’s squad, who will compete in the Eastern Junior Alliance. We’ll be starting recruitment for the 2024-2025 season during the February half term and will be considering prospective year 9 students.
- Barnet FC Under 16’s: Our Under 16 Academy Football Team trains twice a week, emphasizing player and tactical development. They compete in the Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) league on Sundays and take part in county cup competitions. We will begin recruitment for the next season’s Under 16’s during the February half term, considering prospective year 10 students. The goal of these squads is to train and develop players for progression into the Barnet FC Academy youth teams.
Professional Development Phase (PDP – Barnet FC Under 17’s and 19’s):
- Barnet FC Under 17’s: Our Under 17’s train intensively (3-4 times a week) and compete in the Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League (SCFYL) and Eastern Junior Alliance U18 leagues. They also participate in the FA Youth Cup and Middlesex County Cup.
- Barnet FC Under 19’s: The Under 19’s also train full-time and compete in the National League Under 19 Alliance, the highest-ranked league outside of the professional game for this age group in the UK. This squad has arrangements with Men’s Senior football teams in the non-league pyramid.
Both the Under 17 and 19 squad players receive full-time training while pursuing their education at our partner school, Canons High School. The Barnet FC Academy and Canons High School partnership offers a fantastic opportunity for students to excel academically and athletically over a two or three-year football and study program.
Education options include BTEC Level 3 qualifications, A Levels, and a Level 2 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Sport Coaching. Additionally, our program offers various benefits students benefit from working with UEFA A License Coaches, first-team and senior team opportunities in men’s football, training and match analysis using Veo & Catapult Playertek Technology, a kit package, pathways to UK and USA universities, and career opportunities via apprenticeships or full-time employment.