Kings Lynn Town FC Academy Programme

The King’s Lynn Town Football Club Academy Programme aims to provide academic and sporting excellence for young adults aged 16 to 18, encouraging them to set their aspirations high, and supporting them in reaching their goals.  

The programme is open to both male and female athletes with a keen interest in football and seeks to support the development of talented players across West Norfolk and the county. Based at King Edward VII Academy and in partnership with King’s Lynn Town Football Club, students benefit from elite coaching, an outstanding support programme and extensive facilities.
  KLTFC 2022

In 2020, King’s Lynn Town FC began basing its full-time academy programme at KES Academy, working in partnership to develop both great players and people. The programmes' success has seen a number of players being signed locally and nationally, some launching successful careers as professional footballers.  

Over the last four years, the programme has seen young striker, Joe Taylor move to Peterborough and then Luton Town in the Premier League. Alumni Tyler Knowles, Ben Isaacson and Charlie Royle have also all gone on to feature for King's Lynn Town's first team. 


Sporting Offer 

  • Guidance from UEFA-qualified coaches, supporting with technical skills and tactical awareness 

  • Join the U19s National League Youth Alliance (the highest level of football you can play in as a youth player outside of pro clubs) with opportunities to play at a range of fantastic facilities and stadiums, both locally and nationally. As well as representing KES Academy in the county and national cup competitions. 

  • Opportunities to progress into the senior football clubs and train with under 23s and first team at The Hive (First Team training ground Ely) 

  • Daily team training sessions 

  • Access to fitness suite 

  • Strength and conditioning programmes 

  • Physiotherapy 

  • Position-specific training sessions  

  • Video analysis of games and training 

  • FA-approved football pitch. 


Academic Offer 

Through the KLTFC Academy Programme, students complete full-time education at King Edward VII Academy Sixth Form, enabling them to pursue their academic strengths and passions. 

  • Choose from a broad range of A-Level or Level 3 courses, including Physical Education  

  • Learn with highly qualified and experienced teachers who have a genuine passion for their subjects 

  • A dedicated pastoral support team and sixth form admin team, offering one-on-one support from day one.  

  • A careers programme which includes information evenings, CV writing workshops, and as well as regular assessments offering one-on-one guidance and support with our experienced careers advisor.  

  • An excellent track record of supporting 100% of our students to either university, an apprenticeship or full-time employment. 

  • A varied enrichment programme, including a range of leadership roles, mentoring opportunities, and charity initiatives which provide students the platform to develop the key transferable skills crucial to their future success. 

  • Join a school with a 500+ years legacy of excellence

  • KES Academy Sixth Form is situated in a beautiful Grade II listed building with extensive grounds and state-of-the-art facilities, following a £3.3m investment in September 2022, including brand-new science laboratories, drama, soundproofed music studio, and large, bright library and study spaces.  

Don’t just take our word for it – hear from our previous students here.  

Take a look at our sixth form prospectus here 


Meet our Team  

  • Alex Cross, Academy Director 

  • James Price, Academy Manager 

    • UEFA B Licensed Coach in Football, Goalkeeping, & Futsal. 
    • Level 4: FA Psychology 
    • Level 3 Youth Award 
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  • Liam De Silva, Head Of Recruitment 

  • Robbie Cockburn, Academy Analysis 

    • Studying Sport & Exercise Science At Bournemouth University 
    • FA Licensed Coach.
  • Nathan Boness, Sports Scientist 

Studying Sport & Exercise Science At Bournemouth University.


Experience Required and Application Process 


Get in Touch King's Lynn Town FC (2)

To discuss your options, please contact our sixth form team

Our Open Evening will take place in the summer (dates to be confirmed).