OUR CHILDREN'S FOOTBALL TEAMS
For 2023-24 season
WHAT MAKES OUR CLUB SPECIAL?
Here at SZ United FC we want to make your child's first football team a lifelong memory where they will make friends, develop as a footballer at their own pace, and enjoy a football environment that is centred around children and NOT adults 💭
⭐️ We believe that the right football team environment will have a long lasting effect on your child's long term development as they grow into adulthood - teaching togetherness, how to be confident and most importantly teaching great social skills ⭐️
📍 Top facilities - training home ground
⚽️ Train twice per week + matches on weekend
💻 Easy monthly payments
⭐️ Partnership with an Italian Serie C club
🙂 Syllabus designed to improve footballers, teamwork, and social skills
👍 UEFA Qualified senior management team
⏩ Player pathways supporting your football journey no matter your ability
💙 A focused activity for your child to be part of long term
MORE ABOUT OUR CLUB!
We train at two nearby venues:
📍Monks Hill Sports Centre
📍Royal Russell School
Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR9 5BX
Our home ground is located at:
Beddington Park Cricket Club
Wallington, SM6 7NH
PRO CLUB PARTNERSHIP
We are the only club in the UK to be partnered with an Italian SERIE C football club, Catania Football Club Lab!
This partnership provides exciting opportunities and experiences for our players under their pro guidance, and opportunities to train overseas.
UEFA MANAGEMENT TEAM
Our senior management team; Ashley Thomas, and Valentino De Luca are both UEFA B licensed coaches who design and implement our programme to the entire club.
CATANIA FC LAB
EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP ✅
We are exclusively partnered with Catania FC in the Serie C to provide some amazing opportunities and experiences for our footballers.
All of our players receive the following:
⚽️ Coaching by Catania FC coaches once per season
⚽️ Exclusive 3 day intensive football clinic coached by Catania FC coaches
⚽️ Opportunity to attend an international camp in Italy with players from around the world
⚽️ An opportunity to enjoy an exclusive SZ United camp in Italy
Our managers and coaching team receive:
✅ A coach development evening led by their professional coaches
✅ Regular online webinars and CPD's
It is an exciting time to be part of our club as we offer opportunities others simply can't!
Does Your Club Have This Experience Leading It?
We are passionate about making a difference in children's lives through football! The club has been built through everything we have learnt through our own experiences growing up playing, and years of coaching children!
CHAIRMAN / FOUNDER
Ashley is the founder of our children's focused football club.
His goal is to create a positive child focused football environment where children can thrive!
A Uefa B Licensed coach, passing this course at the young age of 20, his experience includes working for Fulham FC Academy with their u9s and u10s, and Chelsea FC in their foundation department.
As well as managing and overseeing our football club, he is also the Director of Croydon's biggest football programme; Skillz UK Ltd.
His day to day operations in the club include working closely with our Academy Manager to implement improvements and the direction of the club.
VALENTINO DE LUCA
Valentio is the Academy Manager of our club.
He is a Uefa B / soon to be UEFA A license coach with a passion for player development.
His previous clubs include working for Juventus FC, as well as being a head coach for smaller football programmes in Sutton. He is also an ex professional footballer.
His day to day operations in the club include creating our session plans, managing and supporting our managers, plus being the go to support for our parents & players.
His goal within our club is to grow our reputation by providing high quality provision to all of our players.