College Football Academy teams through to finals
South Essex College’s Football Academy is celebrating after securing places in the finals of two competitions.
The college currently has five teams competing across the National League, The Essex County Schools & Colleges U19 League and various knock out cup competitions.
In the Essex Open Cup semi-final, the college’s first team beat Shenfield High Sixth Form on penalties 4-3 after the game finished 2-2 to secure their place in the final where they will play Barking Abbey.
Meanwhile the college’s fourth team triumphed 2-0 against USP Palmers in the first of the Division 3 Cup semi-finals. It could be an all South Essex College final if the college’s fifth team defeat Helena Ramones in the other semi-final.
The Football Academy is a popular programme at the college, with 90 students currently enrolled. Teams compete on a regular basis and share a plethora of individual and team success.
Steve Tilson Head of the Football Academy at South Essex College congratulated the teams and praised the development of the Football Academy.
He said: “The Football Academy is proving to be a valuable asset where students can build their skills and showcase their talents. These recent successes are a testament to the students’ dedication and hard work. We wish them all the best in their upcoming matches.
“Our continued growth over the years has seen us become one of the biggest college academies in Essex. We will be looking to win all silverware on offer to show students and parents we are a successful academy that they want to be a part of next academic year.”
For more information about the Football Academy and to enrol on the course, visit www.southessex.ac.uk/search?course_keyword=football