The  Jimmy  Greaves  Football  Academy  is  moving  to a  new  home  at  The Basildon  Sport  &  Social  Club (formerly known as  SELEX).

An opportunity is now in place for 16 boys between the age of 16-18 to join the academy on a full time educational programme.

For the past three years the Jimmy Greaves Academy has run successfully at Beauchamps High School, where the numbers have grown to over 35 players. We would like to thank Matt Harper, the Head Teacher at Beauchamps, for your partnership over the last three years.

The Jimmy Greaves Academy is now teaming up with Puma Teamwear Performance Pathway, who will be providing the educational arm where the 16 players/ students will study BTEC Level 2/3 Sport & Science or a Level 3 NCFE programme (we are waiting for the exact course titles from the educational authority).

This gives the boys a great opportunity to have an experienced teacher help them achieve the highest grades possible within a small class. Both BTEC & NCFE study programmes will allow the students to achieve the correct level of UCAS points to enrol into a degree course.

The Puma Teamwear Performance Pathway will also provide trial dates, where a number of scouts will attend.  They have already run some of these days last year and two boys were picked up by professional clubs.

Puma Teamwear Performance Pathway will also be helping to keep the cost of the academy kit

Some of the coaching will be carried out by myself, a UEFA A Licensed Coach, with many years of experience at all different levels.  We are also in discussions to bring in a second coach, who has played at the highest level with over 300 appearances and has coached full time since retiring from professional football.  In recent years, he has focused on the 16-19 year old age groups.

Because of our small numbers we have been informed by our educational provider that we can accept boys going into their second year.  So if you are looking for a transfer and would like to join the Jimmy Greaves Academy, please get in touch.

I hope you will come and join us at the Jimmy Greaves Academy.  We will do our best to make you into a better player, give you a great opportunity to progress and also, most importantly,  will ensure you have fun and enjoy your time with us.

Anyone who is interested, please send us your details and we will forward more information over regarding the programme.  Alternatively, we are running three training sessions on: Wednesday 28th April, 5.30pm, Wednesday 12th May, 5.30pm, Tuesday 1st June, 11am.

Anyone who is interested in joining the Jimmy Greaves Academy, please email [email protected] for more details and further information.