Steps to

Tailored to the player’s individual needs, to ensure they develop in the areas they wish. You could be a youngster who is just starting out in football and looking to develop your technical skills, or maybe you’re at an advanced level and want to further develop your skills to enhance your chances of getting a trial at a professional youth academy.

Development from Ferdinand First Kicks

Ferdinand Community
& Technical Centre

Our Community and Technical Centre’s are available for all players. Whether they have only just started on their football journey or have played for a while.

Our Community & Technical Centre will be the best environment for players to learn the skills of football. These programmes will provide fun and enjoyment to cater for any player’s needs.

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Development Centre

Our FFG Development Centres provide players in the Foundation and Youth Phase the opportunity to receive extra technical training.

FFG Development Centre’s are highly suitable for players who have been playing football and futsal regular.

The FFG ethos is to teach in a positive learning environment for the players to learn. Our philosophy at our Development Centre’s will to teach in game related practices, Individual and group – team challenges to ensure all players are developing their technical and social aspects of the game.

Players will receive expert coaching from experienced FA & UEFA qualified coaches. In addition, players will represent FFG in organised fixtures and will receive written feedback on their progression after the training block has been completed.

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  • Football (U5 – U14)
  • Futsal (U7 – U16
  • 12 Week Block Booking
  • Ferdinand Football Group Kit Provided
  • Written Feedback after the 12-week period
  • Games Programme
  • Progress into Invitation Squads
  • Access to Zoom Skills Session
  • Player of the 12 – Week Block

Invitation Centre

FFG Invitation Centre’s are for players who we believe are exceeding in the FFG programme.

Players will be invited to these centre’s by our staff members working across the different projects for FFG. Players who receive an outstanding report from their 12 week-block at our FFG Development Centre will be invited along to our Invitation Centre.

The expectation expected on each player will be really high as their next progression is to our FFG Academy.

At FFG we expect players to be fully committed to this programme. All players in our invitation Centre will represent FFG in Football and Futsal games and will receive feedback on their progression every 12 weeks.

Players are expected to have a full FFG kit when training at our centre.

  • U7 – U14 (Football)
  • U11 – U14 (Futsal)
  • 12 – Week Training Programme
  • Access to Zoom Skills Session
  • Written feedback after the 12-week blocking
  • Presentation at Players’ Lounge after block booking
  • Individual Development Plans
  • 1:1 & Small Group sessions for players who exceeded in the group
  • Opportunities to progress to Academy Sessions
  • Games Programme
  • Player of the Training Block
  • Captain Roles


Our FFG Academy will be fully funded for each player and they will receive training kit, bag, training and support. Our FFG players will have the opportunity to meet and receive training sessions from the owner of FFG, Anton Ferdinand.

Our FFG Academy players will receive 90 minutes of training weekly with an addition 60 minute football related fitness session once every four weeks. Ideally, we expect players attending our FFG Academy to attend a Football or Futsal Invitation centre local to them to receive extra training from our FFG staff. Players at our FFG Academy will also receive constant feedback on their progressions and areas we feel they may need to develop.

A full season fixture list against other ‘elite’ centres and Football Academies will be organised and eligible age groups will represent FFG in the Junior Premier League on a Saturday morning.

The aim of our FFG Academy is to educate the players on their technical and tactical game with the long term goal of being signed to a professional football club.

Full Essex Programme
  • U7 – U11 (Football)
  • [U12 – U16 (Futsal) – future idea]
  • Full FFG Training Equipment (Funded)
  • Q&A and Training session with AF
  • Individual Development Programme
  • 1 x weekly Zoom Session
  • 90 – minute Academy Session & 1 x Invitation Centre Session
  • Comprehensive Games Programme
  • Verbal and Written Feedback