Identifying and Developing Young Football Talent in South Africa... 

to play in the English Premier League and the other professional football leagues.

Empowering Through Scholarships

Each year, we award 12 promising athletes with football scholarships to study at the highly respected Pinetown Boys’ High School, fostering an environment that nurtures both academic prowess and athletic talent.

World-Class Coaching & Development

Our aspiring top-tier footballers receive coaching from highly qualified coaches, ensuring a high performance environment that cultivates talent and accelerates development.

Your Pathway to Professional Football

We pave the way for the most gifted players to turn their dreams into reality by offering direct pathways to the English Premier League, English Football League (EFL) Championship, and EFL Divisions 1 and 2.

Unleashing your potential with the British Football Academy

The British Football Academy (BFA) serves as an empowering platform for young, aspiring footballers, aiming to launch them into the world of professional football. With a network spanning virtually every professional club in England and several in mainland Europe, our independent status offers unbiased opportunities and a breadth of options for each talented athlete.

We are fully affiliated and regulated by the South African Football Association, ensuring the highest standards of safety, ethics, and professionalism are met. In addition to meeting our local FA’s guidelines, we also adhere to the stringent Child Safeguarding Standards set by both the South African and English Football Associations.

Our partnership with Pinetown Boys High School embodies our shared belief in the power of holistic learning. Together, we strive to offer an unparalleled intellectual, physical, and social education, alongside world-class football training. At the BFA, we don’t just shape players – we develop well-rounded individuals ready to tackle the challenges on and off the pitch, while working towards the ultimate dream: to play in the professional leagues.

Inside the British Football Academy

Your Source for the Latest Developments and Updates from the British Football Academy.

The Spirit Foundation, a cherished partner of the British Football Academy, is enhancing its collaboration with Premier League club Everton with a multi-year commitment to Everton in the Community and Everton Free School and Football College. Commencing in July 2024, these new initiatives aim to make a lasting difference in disadvantaged communities across Merseyside, with […]

The British Football Academy hosted journalists from several local and national online, print, and radio publications at our base Pinetown Boys High School, where we played an exhibition match against the school’s first XI on Friday, 23 February 2024. The fruitful engagement saw the BFA feature in a number of write ups in both English […]

The British Football Academy is delighted to announce its first educational scholarships offered at Pinetown Boys High School, from our first group of elite footballers. After a year of scouting the rich footballing talents to be found across the whole of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, these young men have been selected for a new start […]