MATCHES & ENRICHMENT
The Academy’s matchdays are part of a comprehensive League and Cup schedule which combined with the Academy’s association with Chelsea FC Foundation offers players a rich co-curricular programme.
A structured and consistent schedule allows students to put into practise their training and informs their continued development. The Academy squads play in the major League available to their age group and also enters several cup competitions.
The National Football Youth League is the highest standard outside of the professional academy structure. It raises the standard and aspiration of talented football players in full time education. The League is aimed at accomplished players who will benefit from professional, competitive matchdays to allow them to flourish.
Alongside the industry leading National Football Youth League, CFCF Blenheim also enters several cup competitions such as the ECFA, ESFA, Surrey Schools FA and the NFYL League Cup and is complemented by development games during the year.
In recent years, girls have;
Played a showcase game at Stamford Bridge
Trained at the Chelsea FC training facility
Attended Industry Insight events
Had a question-and-answer session with Emma Hayes, Fran Kirby, Pernille Harder and Niamh Charles
Played in showcase games such as fi xtures against US Olympic development sides on Tour and ‘This Girls Kicks’
Played in a showcase fi xture at Stamford Bridge v Mount Kelly
The Academy also offers the three top performers to trial for the National Football Youth league All Star game, held annually at the home of England Football, St Georges Park.