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Important Academy Update 6 | COVID-19 Virus

19th May 2020

All Parents,

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic it has been a focus of ours to ensure the safety of all our players and staff and also to check on the general wellbeing of all our players and their families. It has been an extremely difficult period of time for everyone and one in which we have had to constantly look at ways we can adapt to still deliver aspects of our programme across the U8-U23 age groups.

Our aim over the coming months will be to gradually re-introdu...

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Important Academy Update 5 | COVID-19 Virus

18th Apr 2020

Sent on behalf of Academy Manager, Kristjaan Speakman:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Following our most recent correspondence on Friday 3rd April I write to confirm our short-term plan for the Academy programme. Having completed the final part of the coaching mesocycle online with all age groups, we have now finished the Week 40 player development reviews and these will be available to view on PMA from next week. With the intention of resuming the programme in late May or early June we are...

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Week 40 Player Performance Reviews

7th Apr 2020

All Players & Parents,

The Week 40 Player Performance Reviews are now open on PMA.

All players must login to the system and complete the 'Players Comments' section of the Week 40 reviews by 5pm on Friday 17th April.

The staff comments will then become visible to the player week commencing 20th April.

Due to the ongoing circumstances the Week 40 presentations that usually accompany the reviews on PMA will not go ahead.

If you have any problems accessing PMA please contac...

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Important Academy Update 4 | COVID-19 Virus

3rd Apr 2020

Sent on behalf of Academy Manager, Kristjaan Speakman:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope this communication finds you and your families safe and well.

Since our first communication on March 12th the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a very dynamic situation requiring diligence and thoughtfulness. Our priority continues to be the safety of our staff, players and their families in this most difficult of times. We continue to monitor the ever-changing conditions relating to COVID-19 a...

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Barclays Bank Support

20th Mar 2020

All Parents/Players,

We have had an offer of support from Barclays, one of our Life Skills partners, to provide free, independent advice for any players/parents who require some assistance during these uncertain times.

We are aware that call centres and helplines will be very busy at this time, so it could be really useful to have a direct contact to speak to and get some advice.

Barclays are able to support in helping to connect you directly with the relevant sector, rather ...

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Important Academy Update 3 | COVID-19 Virus

19th Mar 2020

Sent on behalf of Academy Manager, Kristjaan Speakman:

Further to today’s announcement by the EFL extending the postponement of First Team and Academy fixtures until 30th April, the decision has been made by the Club to cancel all training sessions (First Team and Academy) until the week commencing 6th April.

All Schoolboy activities will remain cancelled until at least week commencing 6th April and this will be reviewed nearer the time about how we can re-incorporate these session...

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Important Academy Update 2 | COVID-19 Virus

13th Mar 2020

Sent on behalf of Academy Manager, Kristjaan Speakman:

Following the information sent yesterday please note the below update for all players.

In accordance with the government’s guidelines the PL and EFL have met earlier today, resulting in a postponement of all games programmes until April 3rd. The current correspondence states a recommencement of the programme on Saturday 4th April.

Senior Club staff have met again today and we have suspended all U9-U16 activities until furth...

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Important Academy Update | COVID-19 Virus

12th Mar 2020

Sent on behalf of Academy Manager, Kristjaan Speakman:

Following several meetings held by the Board and Senior Staff, the Club has decided to suspend all U9-U23 activities until Tuesday 17th March. This will commence after all evening training on Thursday 12th March. It is our intention to provide an update on Monday 16th March following an internal review on how to best protect our players, staff and the wider community.

Over the next four days the Training Ground will only be acc...

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Academy Highlights of the Month | February 2020

6th Mar 2020

Hi All,

Please click here to view the ‘Academy Highlights of the Month’ for February 2020.

If you ever have any suggestions for the Academy Highlights of the Month newsletter then please do not hesitate to email our Academy Operations Coordinator, Alastair Chaplin, on Alastair.Chaplin@bcfc.com.

Many thanks,

BCFC Academy

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Week 30 Player Performance Reviews

11th Feb 2020

FAO ALL U9-U18 PLAYERS & PARENTS,


The Week 30 Performance Reviews for players are now open on PMA.


All players must log in to the system and complete the ‘Players Comments’ section of the Week 30 reviews by 5:00pm on Friday 14th February.


The staff comments will then become visible to the player.


If you have any problems accessing PMA please contact Emily via e-mail (Emily.Hickin@bcfc.com)
Many thanks,


BCFC Academy

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