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The ultimate aim of the Essex Select Academy is to open up a pathway for talented players across the county to have the opportunity to train at and be offered academy contracts at the professional football clubs in the area.

As coaches there is no better feeling than being able to provide players with a chance to fulfil their potential and we are proud to share our role of honour of players that have managed to sign academy contracts as a result of their involvement with the Essex Select Academy.

Charlie was invited into the Essex Select Academy after attending our football centre programme and quickly caught our coaches eyes with his fantastic attitude and work ethic.

A powerful player with the ability to drive forward and commit opponents, Charlie was invited to join the Ipswich Town academy after impressing in our fixture against the club at their training ground.

He became the first player to make the transition from our academy into a professional club and we are sure he will be the first of many.

Toby was offered a place in the academy programme after putting in a brilliant performance in a game against our U7 group for his local grassroots club.


Our coaches very quickly noticed his potential and ability to not only drive forwards and commit players with the ball at his feet but also a real desire to win the ball back out of possession.


We recommended Toby to every professional academy within travelling distance of his home which included him having some fantastic experiences at Arsenal & Cambridge United before he chose to sign academy forms at Arsenal where we look forward to following his progress.


Enter your details on the following form to apply for a trial with the Select Academy

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