London All Nations Football Academy (LANFA)
London All Nations Football Academy (LANFA) are a Semi-Professional Football Academy.
The Academy has very close links with high Semi-Professional and Professional Clubs in the UK and are therefore able to offer talented players the opportunity to attend trial matches, which are attended by Scouts from all over the UK, as well as trials at Semi-Professional and Professional Football Clubs.
Players will only be given the opportunity to play in matches when they are 100% match fit.
If you are chosen by a club you will be asked to attend one of their training sessions for further assessment. After each match Academy players will receive feedback on their game from the Head Coach and Scouts from the Clubs that they play against.
You will only be selected for matches/trials once in agreement with the coaching staff and management.
We only look for players who are totally committed, on time for training, have a good attitude at all times and who will represent the Academy to a high standard at games.
We also get sent players from clubs that need to work on their fitness, usually due to injury, and then we can send them back to the club once their fitness levels are up again.
Prior to joining the Academy you would be required to attend a 3 hour training session which will not cost you anything to attend, where you will be assessed on the session and match by the Chairman and coach/coaches.
The current assessment dates available are:
Saturday 2nd March 2013 - FULL
Saturday 9th March 2013 - FULL
Saturday 16th March 2013 - FULL
Saturday 23rd March 2013 - 12 spaces remaining
Saturday 30th March 2013
If all goes well you will join the Academy the following week and be closely monitored on your performance each week.
You will then be provided with a 'welcome letter' which will explain everything to do with the Academy.
Senior Player Training
Training takes place at Tufnell Park Playing Fields, Campdale Road, Islington, London, N7 0ED every Saturday 1pm - 4pm.
There may also be an additional evening during the week - TBC
It is vital that you attend training each week to keep fitness levels up and so you are not missing out on anything. We also encourage players to train as much as possible during their spare time. Your coach will inform you of the areas you need to work on and will be advised to practice these areas prior to your next session.
Academy Registration Fee: £150.00
Session Fee: £ 10.00 (3 hours coaching)
Please note: You will only be put forward for trials if you have paid the initial registration fee of £150. We do allow this fee to be paid in instalments.
Boys Under 14s Training/Team
Registration Fee - £50.00 for the year
Session Fee - £5.00 (for 3 hours coaching)
Whilst we would want to put all our players forward for trials this is unfortunately not possible. There is a lot of competition out there which is why we need to ensure that you are 100% fit and ready in order to attend.
We would like to make it clear that there is no guarantee that you will go for a trial, it all depends on how hard you work, how enthusiastic you are, how well you listen to your coaches and take things on board and whether we feel you are physically and mentally ready. The coaching staff have regular meetings to discuss individual players and whether we think you are ready or not.
Trials are extremely tough and so we have to be absolutely sure, for our benefit and yours, that you have what it takes so we only send players who we believe stand a good chance of passing.
We try to make sure the venue is accessible to the player but this would be discussed with you at that time.
There are also the occasional trial matches which are attended by scouts from all over the UK.
It can be very hard for players who are not offered a trial or if a player attends by fails. The important thing to remember is, never lose hope! Keep working hard and we will do all we can to help you, that is what we are here for!
You must also be realistic and be prepared to start at a lower level. This does not mean that you will never make it as a professional as any football you play at the Academy can be watched by scouts. You never know who is watching you, which is why it is important to play to your best ability at all times.
We often get requests for friendly matches against Semi-Professional Clubs so there will be the occasional match played however the main aim of the Academy is to get players fit for trials.
Tufnell Park Playing Fields
Enquiries: Monday - Saturday (9am - 6pm)
Training: Saturday (1pm - 4pm)
Nearest Tube: Tufnell Park