Post 16 Academies

The Post-16 Academy is aimed at boys or girls aged 16-18 who are interested in combining school work with the life of a professional footballer. It is a two-year, full-time education and football development programme delivered in partnership with professional and non-league football clubs.

CACT Lordswood FC Football Academy

Lordswood Football Club and Charlton Athletic Community Trust are looking for talented footballers currently in year 11 to join the CACT Lordswood Football Academy, delivered in partnership by a professional and non-league football club.

All football aspects of the programme will be delivered by UEFA-qualified CACT coaches with three sessions a week and games programme on a Wednesday afternoon.

All education will be delivered by fully-qualified CACT teachers who will deliver a Level 2 & 3 BTEC Sport Course, in addition to Functional Skills English and Maths (where necessary).

The programme will be directly linked to Lordswood Football Club 1st team who play in the SCEFL Premier Division and reserve team who play in the Kent County League.

To enrol on any of the upcoming trials please email Kent Football Development Officer Michael Ward on, confirming the following -

  • What date you would like to attend
  • Your CV, including the school your currently attend, your expected GCSE results and your football playing background

Trial dates:

Lordswood Sports and Social Club:

Wednesday 30 May, 10.30am-12.30pm

Saturday 9th June, 10.30am-12.30pm

Wednesday 20 June, 4.30pm-6.30pm

Charlton Athletic Training Ground, SE9 2JR:

Saturday 21 July, 2pm-4pm


The BTEC based education programme is delivered by our partners SCL, an approved BTEC Centre. Charlton Athletic Community Trust will deliver the football training.

Open to talented footballers aged between 16-18 years, the academy programme is a must for any football enthusiast. Playing trials are held as places are offered based on playing ability with both the football and educational element of the academy being fully funded with a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit.

CACT’s football courses have brought through 29 players who have gone on to play professionally.

Trials for the next intake, which start in September 2018, will take place at four venues across the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Trial dates for 2018 are below (all 2pm to 4pm unless stated).

Sparrows Lane, New Eltham, SE9 2JR:

Saturday 17 March

Saturday 14 April

Saturday 19 May

Saturday 16 June

Saturday 21 July

Shooters Hill College, Red Lion Lane, SE18 4LD:

Wednesday 12 September (1.30pm to 3.30pm)

Friday 14 September (1.30pm to 3.30pm)

Corelli College, Corelli Road, Blackheath, SE3 8EP:

Sunday 8 April

Sunday 10 June