Success Stories

Cameron Reardon 2015-2017

“My son Cameron was not confident in taking A levels after his GCSE’s so we looked for an alternative route for him that would incorporate his desire to progress his Football as well as his academic ability. We looked around at a number of different study/Football packages and settled on FCA which for us provided the best fit for our son. For him his football developed well enough that with the help of the great coaching staff at FCA he was getting playing time at a Ryman South side at the age of 17. For us we saw his confidence in his academic ability grow and he completed his BTEC studies with a triple distinction. This grade brought him a number of offers at various Universities and he is now on course to achieve a projected 2:1 in his Sports Science Degree.” John Reardon- Father of Cameron Reardon, currently playing at Thamesmead Town.

Ben Frempah 2009-2011 

Ben was a centre back who currently plays for Maidenhead. He joined our Welling programme in 2009 which was based in Eltham. Ben was a consistent and hardworking player. Recently Ben came to our most recent open evening to us to speak about his time at the programme.

Chinedu McKenzie 2009-2011

Chinny has worked with us as a player mentor and is currently involved with recruitment at the Crystal Palace Foundation Academy programme. Chinny has played for several non-league clubs and is currently at Tonbridge Angels. Wherever Chinny has played there is one consistent theme and that is scoring goals.

Charles Dunne 2006-2008

Charles came to our Welling Academy in 2006 after initially coming to our trial session. He was a central-midfielder with us, and later played for Sevenoaks Town’s reserves. He was then signed by Wycombe Wanderers. Charles currently plays for Motherwell in Scotland.

Issac Layne 2008-2010 

Issac played for our Welling Academy and was always going to be a forward. He had good movement and was able to score goals. After his time with us and signed for Southend United and currently plays for Alloa Athletic in Scotland.

Alex Gaggin 2014-2016 

A Football Education scheme was the perfect balance personally for me. It enabled me to chase my passion and dream of seeing my potential within the professional sporting industry, while also completing full time education and receiving a diploma for my efforts.” Alex Gaggin, currently playing for VCD United.