European Football Academy

Welcome to the European Academy

We’re a thriving football academy based around Central London still looking for promising players to join our 2022/23 teams. If you’d like to join us, please book your trial to find out if you are accepted.

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About Us

The European Football Academy

What once started as a small club with just 12 players and a small number of coaches has blossomed into a thriving academy, housing 5 separate locations all across London.

Our coaching philosophy starts with the continental style of play, that incorporates game understanding into the player’s development and ends around a player centred methodology that focus on the individual technical, physical, social and psychological profile to address each player’s needs.

What makes us different ...

Our football pathway stretches from the local training sessions and competitions to the overseas events we run every season.

Tailored Coaching

Our coaching team is made of a seriously experienced team of professionals, from physical education teachers to UEFA A & B qualified coaches,  to secure the safest, most challenging and rewarding development. 

All Weather Grounds

We don't like to rely on the weather conditions to ensure our football agenda runs all season round without hiccups. This means that all our sessions take place in astro pitches to offer the most consistent training platform.

More Opportunities

From joining the best leagues in town, with scouting opportunities for the best players,  we also offer the possibility of joining local half term camps, overseas residential camps and the international tournaments.

Community Atmosphere

Our parents and players are the best people to describe our academy. From their unconditional support at all levels, we are thankful to get them involved in our activities whenever possible and spread the word about our reputation.

Training Sites

Our Venues

Our programmes in North and South London stretch out to these five different venues.

Paddington Recreation

This is our biggest training site In North London, where all of our teams come together on Sunday mornings (W9 1PD).

Castlehaven Centre

For the younger groups in North London, this is the venue for our midweek sessions including the girls only team (NW1 8RU).

Whitefield School

For the older groups in North London, this venue siting in Brent Cross, is the midweek training destination (NW2 1TR).

Archbishop's Park

This is our major training site In South London, where the majority of our teams come together during all week (SE1 7LE).

Vauxhall Powerleague

Recently added as the South London's younger groups midweek training site, its astros are fantastic for football (SE11 6HU).

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Learning Points

We take pride in our holistic view of football training and strongly believe that becoming a valuable and versatile player goes far beyond the skills you possess on the pitch. We aim to raise not just remarkable players, but outstanding individuals who will go on to achieve great things throughout their lives.

Player Centred

Each footballer is reviewed on the technical, social, physical and psychological so we can aim their learnings in the best direction.

“Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought.”

Dennis Bergkamp

Fostering Intelligence

Game understanding is key, from learning the different moments of play, the principles that rule it and the specific positional role.

“Football is played with your head. Your feet are just the tools.”

Andrea Pirlo

Building Character

The ways in which we carry ourselves both inside and outside the pitch should always resonate to the way we do it for the rest of our lives. 

“I learned all about life with a football at my feet”

Ronaldinho Gaúcho

Meet The Team​

Our coaching team is the most important aspect of our academy. The best mirror of what we are instilling in the football youth. 

Our Happy Parents!

"My son joined about 4 years ago, and it is fair to say that his life now revolves around EFA!
The coaches are dedicated and nurturing, and their support, and emphasis on sportsmanship and mutual respect - both on and off the pitch - is especially important to me...
His teammates have become his best friends, and the EFA like family, and I highly recommend them to anyone who has a child with an interest in football."
Kim B.-L.
"I have been very impressed with how approachable all the coaches are. They think of players as individuals and the club is big enough to offer opportunities matching the level of ambition and work ethic each child has.EFA offered my son everything he needed during a critical period in his development as a player. This summer he was spotted by the coaches at Fulham FC and was invited to join their pre - Academy programme. This opportunity would not have been possible without the fantastic support offered by EFA. We are very grateful and will always cheer for our friends at EFA!"
Bradut A.
"My son joined EFA 4 years ago. He participates in training sessions and matches in addition to his school team... The EFA coaches are serious but welcoming and supportive. They reflect good values and sportsmanship. Training sessions are intense, but with a sense of camaraderie and team play. My son has definitely improved his skills by playing with EFA. It has also exposed him to different styles of play. I would recommend the EFA to anyone looking for a high quality of play in a supportive atmosphere."
Gerry F.
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