Player pathways


Bangkok Soccer Schools has an association with Asia Pacific Football Academy whereby players nominated by us are able to potentially receive scholarships to train and study at their academy in New Zealand Asia Pacific Football Academy is a football (soccer) school, operating in association with Chelsea Football Club, which focuses on the individual development of young players from various countries. The Academy looks to maximise each player's potential and increase their exposure in the football world. Players attending the Academy can choose from a range of intensive short-term programs or the unique full-time residential football academy that combines daily training with a full high school program.

APFA's soccer camps, development programs and unique football school focuses on the individual player's development by working on their specific needs. The Academy's football training covers the core development areas of technical skills, tactical or game awareness, physical conditioning and mental strength and confidence, as well as incorporating the player's academic and social development needs. The player can just focus on intensive football training or can combine this football training with short-term academic study programs such as English Language learning and SAT preparation, or even a full high school curriculum at Lincoln High School or University studies at Lincoln University.

Asia Pacific Football Academy now has a clear track record in developing elite football players. In 2011 alone 5 APFA Scholars have represented their country at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Mexico and 8 Players have graduated from APFA's full-time program to play football at professional clubs or to move into overseas football development programs, including soccer scholarships at US Universities. 8 of APFA's 2011 Scholarship Players are playing at the highest domestic football level, in the New Zealand ASB Premiership and ASB Youth League and you can check their progress on our Facebook Page.

APFA develops excellence in individual players by:

Player Pathways