The Academy

The Braintree Town Football Academy reflects an ethos which combines the provision of football excellence with a full-time education programme.


Compete in the Conference Youth League and VLUK League

Compete in the Ryman Development League

Professional coaching by UEFA Licensed Coaches

Emphasis on progressing Academy players into the First Team squad (National League) and Witham Town FC (Ryman North)


HND Coaching and Developing Sport:

  • Successful completion of this course could lead into year three of sports degree programmes at university. Career opportunities with pri­vate or local authority sports centres as sports coaches and leaders, sports development staff, fitness/gym staff, leisure centre staff, health and fitness staff. Employers may include: local authority, local sports organisations, private clubs/hotels and/or leisure trusts

BTEC Level 3 – National Diploma in Sport:

  • The 180 Credit Level 3 Extended Diploma that you will gain if you complete 180 credits deepens the specialist work related focus. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.
  • If you complete this qualification with a distinction star, this is worth 420 UCAS Points.

BTEC Level 2

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport – worth up to 3 GCSE’s, and will facilitate entrance to Level 3 study or progression to employment.
  • GCSE English and/or Maths ‐ For those who just miss out on a C grade in English and/or Mathematics, we provide tuition to retake these all important qualifications. Essential for those that want to move on to University.
  • Functional skills level 2 in English and/or Maths – For those that missed out on GCSE English and/or Mathematics, functional skills may be the best route for progression.


2014/15 Season: Three Academy players made their First team debuts for Braintree Town F.C. in the Vanarama National League with Joe Maybanks signing a two year contract

2015/16 Season: Seven Academy players have signed first team forms for Braintree Town F.C. with Alfie Walker making his debut against Dover Athletic

Four Academy players currently on loan to Ryman teams

Two Players have represented Suffolk U18 squad

Currently three ex-football college players employed as coaches for Braintree Town Academy

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