Excitement Builds Ahead of Education Academy Pre-Season

As the new season approaches for our Education Academy, we've recruited 18 new players, with offers out to a further 3. The programme has space for up to 25 new players to join the programme if they're looking for a career in football/sport, and have experience of playing football at a local level.


Pre-season commences on the 19th July, for 8 weeks, with the focus on strength & conditioning, playing philosophy and ideologies used by the first team, before they jump straight into the Education year and the 2021/22 season.


The weeks will be as follows -


· Week One (19th -23rd July) – Base Level Fitness Training for players attended in small groups throughout the week. This week will be based at The People’s Pension Stadium (Crawley RH11 9RX).

· Week Two (26th – 31st July) – Team Building & Physical Conditioning. Where players will attend four sessions throughout the week at Holy Trinity Sixth Form (Grass/Indoor).

· Week Three (2nd – 6th August) – Physical Conditioning. Where players will attend four sessions throughout the week at Holy Trinity Sixth Form (Grass/Indoor).

· Week Four to Six (9th – 13th, 16th – 20th & 23rd – 27th August) – Physical Conditioning and Tactical Development. Where players will attend three sessions and play a game each week at Holy Trinity Sixth Form (Grass/Indoor).

· Week 7 (30th August – 3rd September) – Induction Week and Pre-season training. Where players will attend a full timetable week, split between The People’s Pension Stadium & Holy Trinity Sixth Form.

· Week 8 (6th – 10th September) – Practical Education & First week of the season. Where players will attend a full timetable week, split between The People’s Pension Stadium & Holy Trinity Sixth Form.


As part of pre-season week, the players will be taking part in 8 Friendlies before the 2021/22 season begins, these will be played against:


· Sutton Common Rovers (11/8/21 AWAY)

· Shoreham FC (13/8/21 AWAY)

· Horsham FC (17/8/21 AWAY)

· Broadbridge Heath FC (20/8/21 AWAY)

· MET Police FC (25/8/21 AWAY)

· Steyning Town CFC (27/8/21 AWAY)

· Dorking Wanderers (1/9/21 HOME)

· Dorking Wanderers (3/9/21 HOME)


If you’re interested in joining the Crawley Town Education Academy, we are currently still accepting applications for September 2021 enrolment, from footballers who are interested in studying BTEC First & BTEC National qualifications in Sport, you can apply by sending an email to education@crawleytownfc.com or by visiting www.ctcommunityfoundation.com/further-education.

For regular updates on our sessions, please access:

Website: www.ctcommunityfoundation.com

Facebook: Crawley Town Community Foundation

Twitter: @CrawleyTownCF

Instagram: @CrawleyTownCF or @crawleyfoundationacademy

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