Pre-Academy Progress

At Volenti Academy, we work with players of all age groups. We believe that if we can work with players over a number of years and instil the Volenti values and work ethic within their game, they will have the best chance of reaching their full potential.

Our under 7 & 8 Pre-Academy session on a Thursday evening at Harris Academy in Purley is the perfect environment for young players to come along and enjoy playing football while developing their core technical skills.

Last Friday, our under 7 & 8s produced a fantastic display against JDS Football Academy at Sutton United. Head coach Bobby Bowry explains “Some of these boys have only been training with us for a short period of time, however we are already starting to see good improvements in their game. We know that Academies from professional clubs will be looking at some of these boys, however it is always my advice to parents that the most important thing for the player is to have fun and to enjoy their football in a nurturing and pressure-free environment, whether it’s in at a pro Academy or with us on a Thursday evening.”

If you are interested in finding out more about the programme we run, please email