Crawley Performance Academy is designed to provide opportunities for young aspiring players aged 16-19 a chance to earn a professional contract. 

The Academy also supports young players with greater exposure by scheduling various showcase fixtures. and provides a number of fantastic opportunities for young aspiring footballers.

Training full-time to become a professional, with Academy of Sports and Education's UEFA & FA Licensed coaches & compete in weekly competitive fixtures and showcase games against the very best. 

Whilst studying alongside your elite football programme you will be able to acquire qualifications that will help you get a career in sport.

Through our extensive partnerships with the business world, we also provide extensive opportunities to ensure our students can gain meaningful employment in the future.

Staff Details

Sam Lechmere - SLechmere@academyse.co.uk


Glenn Morris

We are fully committed to both the football and educational aspects of the programme because by striking the right balance between the two we can ensure that the needs of every individual student are met. The programme is about producing players but also individuals who can be a success away from the game. The nature of the programme helps to develop transferable skills that are a great back-up for those that just fall short of making it as a professional footballer.


Jack Powell

As a player who has made it as a professional, I know how important having elite level coaching from an early age is. But it's also just as important to match that with education opportunities to ensure the lads have something to fall back on if their dream career doesn't work out. Crawley Town Performance Academy is a fantastic route for youngsters

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Rafiq Khaleel

It’s been an important year for me having trained with Crawley Town first team and achieving a professional contract. I would not have done it without ASE, I am grateful for the opportunity. I make sure I do the right things and just keep working on making myself better, whether that’s football or education and with the mentoring of ASE it has allowed me to achieve that.