Well played, Benjie!

Six-year-old Benjie*, who attends Colville Primary School, joined RPT FC when he was in reception. He had never played football before, yet developed very quickly.

At one of our regular scouting sessions, both Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspurs FC asked Benjie to attend practice sessions with them, and he now attends training with both clubs as well as attending RPT training sessions and matches. It’s a tough schedule for him and his parents, but we help them navigate what’s a very new world for them.

Benjie really enjoys his football and he says he doesn’t feel under pressure. Whatever path he decides to pursue, we know he’ll develop his skills to an incredibly high standard and we look forward to supporting him along the way.

*name changed to protect privacy


Recent highlights

  • Our new Year-1 team has begun competing in weekly matches in the Regents Park Youth League.
  • Our Year-1 team has played against Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC.
  • Our RPT FC Manager attended a coach’s presentation and consultation at Chelsea FC.
  • Two more of our coaches have attained their FA Level 1 Licence.
  • We have welcomed two new coaches to the Academy, including a parent of one of our players and a young person who previously played for and attended RPT. 


Looking ahead

  • We are preparing to take our Under-7 team to play against Liverpool FC (in Liverpool) in April.
  • One of our Under-11 players will be trialling with Fulham FC in March.
  • Another RPT FC coach will be undertaking his FA licence qualification.
  • We have started the application process to become an FA Licenced Development Centre.
27th February 2020