Barnet Football Club



News | Barnet FC & London Bees merge Football Education Programmes

The Education Programme will see the two sides partner with Canons High School, an outstanding education provider with proven success in academic achievement. The clubs continue to develop a new and exciting player pathway for girls and boys to continue their education with specialist teachers and coaches.

Canons High School will remain the proud partner of London Bees and will continue to support their growth and development, helping the club to expand and strive for excellence. Canons High School also partners to create higher education pathways into life-long learning and University.


Provide an outstanding football education model with an identity, and every player has a personal plan within that, which helps them towards becoming the best they can possibly be with the desired aim to be an elite player and develop skills for lifelong learning.


Our mission is to discover and develop the potential within each player through engagement in their technical, tactical, physical, mental, academic and overall holistic development. 

Barnet FC Academy Manager Dan Lievers:

“The partnership with Canons High School has been great, not only for us to offer an Elite Development programme for boys aged 16 to 19, but it has also produced opportunities within our Scholarship programme for the likes of Rhamar Douglas and Benjy Aghadiuno, with Benjy also making his professional debut for our First Team this past season.

“To also now support the London Bees in attracting talented female footballers, we are looking forward to seeing continued development with the School in the coming seasons.”

London Bees Head Coach Luke Swindlehurst:

“This is an exciting step forward for supporting both male and female education with the opportunities to progress on the field as well as in the classroom.

“The Hive is a great venue for this project to run and thrive with outstanding education support from Canons High School. Canons have provided learners with first-class educational opportunities and this will only help support young players to achieve success in the classroom.”

Picture (L-R): Luke Swindlehurst – London Bees Head Coach, Keven Bartle – Headteacher at Canons High School, Dan Leivers – Barnet FC Academy Manager