The Foundation programme gives every young person aged between 7 and 16 the chance to get on the pitch & experience the power of football.
We welcome players of all levels and abilities because we know that joining a football academy requires high commitment levels and is not for everyone. The Foundation provides a pathway for young people to train on a weekly basis with qualified coaches.
There are no trials involved with our weekly Foundation sessions – all you need to do is sign up and show up. Some players are invited to join a Foundation Team and compete in weekly matches.
The Foundation is a vital part of delivering on Bloomsbury Football’s overall mission – ensuring that no young person is excluded from football or priced out of play. In 2022, we ran 46 weekly sessions across 5 boroughs, engaging more than 400 young people a week.
Our financial model is the same for weekly Foundation sessions, and open sessions are fully funded and free for all to play.
The Foundation supports every young person to achieve their goals. In an inclusive and welcoming environment, players will improve their football skills, mental & physical health, make new friends and most importantly, have fun!