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Welcome to Alum Rock Football Academy

Alum Rock Football Academy is run on a voluntary basis by senior members of Alum Rock Football Club, All the current coaches are F.A Qualified and DBS cleared/first aid checked.

Our Aim is to provide an environment where young people can express themselves and enjoy their football development and education and to maximize the potential of talented individuals!





Saturday Morning Sessions Return!


We are pleased to announce that Alum Rock Football Academy's saturday morning sessions are back at our new temporary location of South & City College Birmingham on Fordrough Lane, B9 5NA.

Under 16's wild day out at Bassetts Pole!


Alum Rock football Academy arranged a fantastic team-building day at Bassetts Pole in Solihull which included Quad Biking, outdoor laser tag, and Inflatables.  It was a great mix of physical activity and team building exercises which help build and strengthen relationships.

ARFA at the Community Shield Final


Coach Ziarab was happy to see Man City prevail 5-4 in the penalty shootout to deny Liverpool the first opportunity for silverware this season.  Coach Taff barely spoke on the way home :0)

Dads show off their Go Karting skills


As a community club, we always aim to arrange events for as many of our members as possible.  And quite frankly, Dads often get overlooked.  So with this in mind, Alum Rock Football Academy organised a day out for the coaches & Dads with TeamWorks Karting at Birmingham Wheels Adventure Park!

Youth Violence & Knife Crime Workshops


We invited Raymond Douglas to deliver some hard-hitting presentations on the realities of gang culture & knife crime...

£1,403.62 raised by our kids for the Tamworth Masjid & Community Centre Project!


We have just completed a great project working with Raise for Life to help establish the first Masjid & Community Centre in Tamworth.

Champions League trip to the Etihad


Zeeshan & Mohsin were amongst the lucky winners for tickets to see Man City take on German outfit Schalke in the knockout stages of the Champions League match.

Wembley Trip


Alum Football Academy 12-16yrs old group made the anticipated visit to Wembley Stadium.

All 30 Children really enjoyed the day out we even had a surprise treat from the the FA in London who bought put on some Halal food on for everyone involved, we had the full stadium tour along with the national anthem when walking out pitch-side, kids also got involved with the tour organiser who organised the quiz in the wembley education hub.

A big thank you to Kevin Coleman (Equality & Diversity Manager) who made this trip possible for these children.

Also a big thank you to the coaches & parents who made it a day to remember for the children.

Water Pump Project Complete


Alum Rock Football Academy would like to share some fantastic update on the clean water project in developing countries.


For those who attended the Alum Rock Football Academy Awards ceremony a few months ago, you can recall we had a raffle at the end of the ceremony where hampers and prizes were handed out.

We did announce that we will be giving the money from that raffle to a charity who would build a clean water & pump system for people who otherwise have no access t clean water unless they travel a long distance and carry it back home. This, unfortunately is something we take for granted.  

SKT Welfare who have been rolling out his project to supply clean water go to remote areas to complete the water pump donated by the children and parents from Alum Rock Football Academy and have sent us pictures along with a letter of gratitude.


We wanted to thank everyone who took art in making this project a success. We hope to work on more projects like this in the near future so please follow us for latest information on how to get involved.


Alum Rock Football Academy Management.

3 Amazing trips for the children Alum Rock Football Academy


Alum Rock Football planned and delivered 3 amazing trips for the children that attend the academy regularly this summer.

Wicksteed Park:


There’s nowhere quite like Wicksteed Park. Along with 30 exciting rides and activities, including one of Europe’s longest zip wires, there’s 147 acres of beautiful rolling parkland – perfect for a game of frisbee, or a big family picnic.

Stay the night in our cosy campsite, wander round our woods, or jump aboard the UK’s most popular narrow gauge railway – there’s more to do than you can shake a shilling at.

So, are you ready to get stuck in?

We managed to take 43 children mainly from the Tinny Totts Session and parents which was thoroughly enjoyed there day out in Kettering, we had a amazing weather and the kids had plenty of rides which they enjoyed all day long.

A big thank you o the organisers and the parents for helping out for the day.

Go Ape (Live Life Adventurously)

This outdoor trip helped our young teens achieve self-confidence and set personal bests in the great outdoors.

Go Ape was a great opportunity to develop these young adults' essential life skills by overcoming obstacles in a positive way. Reward your explorers with a Go Ape certificate of achievement for facing their personal challenges.

Go Ape is a amazing place for the family as alongside the Tree Top Adventure and Forest Segway experience, off-road cycling and orienteering this is a eye opener for some kids but they will defiantly enjoyed it.

Join us in our leafy hangouts for an unforgettable adventure. Our magical forests are the perfect place to let loose, have a laugh, and reconnect with your Tribe. Whether you’re eight or eighty, with a head for heights or not – we’ve got the perfect adventure for you. 

Our 8-11yr old youth group really enjoyed this outdoor adventure it. 

A big thank you to the coaches & also Go Ape staff for assisting us on the day with the tree top courses and we will defiantly be using this adventure day again.

Wembley (Official Tour)

The Wembley Stadium Tour was a unforgettable experience for all! This award-winning, fully guided experience features Wembley's most exclusive, behind-the-scenes locations such as the England Dressing Room, Players Tunnel, Press Room and much, much more was amazing, following in the footsteps of legends as you discover the secrets behind the United Kingdom's largest and most prestigious sports stadium.

  • Sense the history in the England Dressing Rooms

  • Take the Manager's hot-seat in the Press Room

  • Take photographs from some of the best views in the stadium bowl

  • Experience the tension of the Players Tunnel

  • Go pitch-side and witness the hallowed Wembley turf

  • Enjoy the views from the Manager's Benches

  • Get your hands on the Emirates FA Cup*

  • Free Wembley Stadium Tour souvenir for all tours guests

Our guided tour included access to Wembley's historical treasures such as the 1966 World Cup crossbar, the Jules Rimet Trophy commemorating England's World Cup glory, the original flag from London's 1948 Olympic Games and much, much more. *Replica representation of The Emirates FA Cup. 

We had been planning this trip for over a year for our older 12-16yr old group and have finally have managed to liaise with the FA HQ in London and have managed to pull it off thanks to all the hard work behind the scenes from our volunteer coaches, what a great day. Well Done.

Crime Commiosner planning another visit in April 2018


West Midland's Police Crime Comissioner, David Jamison will be visiting the academy as part of our website launch on Saturday 14th April

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I think the Football Academy has been fantastic for my 2 children, they really look forward to it every weekend. Through the 12 months they have been attending i have seen them grow in confidence in how they interact with all the other children in the group, overall it's been great for their development and also they are now keen football fans.

Asam Rasool, Dad