Academy of Sports and Education have created a North London-based academy to widen the scouting of young players to progress through the Crawley Town Performance Player Pathway
The pathway to the first team is in place for high performing young players, with recent ASE scholar Rafiq Khaleel already graduating from the hotspot area to sign professional terms with Crawley Town Football Club.
Scholars will get the opportunity to develop as players with full time training whilst studying for qualifications that will prove invaluable should they fail to make the grade.
The programme is designed to capture players who may have slipped through the net which will give even more gifted young footballers, many with experience within an academy system, a second chance.
This is a fantastic initiative for any young player to learn what it takes to perform in an elite environment with first class support and education. We are excited about this partnership which builds on our already successful set of South East academies.
The new Crawley Town North London Academy is part of our long term plan to further develop Crawley Town Performance as a national centre for excellence in producing home-grown players. The partnership will present young footballers with a great opportunity to learn and train with top class coaches and will give many an excellent platform to launch a career in football or associate sport professions.
Head of Academy Development and first team Crawley Town member Glenn Morris stated’ We are committed to providing the very best training for ambitious young footballers alongside excellent learning opportunities. The students will benefit greatly from ASE’s experienced coaches that will prepare them for the next step in their sporting or academic career’