In partnership with Shelton Athletic FC Unique FA are proud to offer the opportunity for players aged U16 to compete in the Surrey Premier League for season 2017/18.


  • The players will represent local grassroots club Shelton Athletic FC every Sunday in the Surrey Premier U16 League.

  • Unique FA will host all squad members for training every Wednesday evening in Shirley, Croydon.

  • The squad will train again on Saturday mornings with team manager Barry Boxall at Shelton Athletic's home ground Warbank Sports.

  • The Pre-Scholarship programme has been formed to create a pathway for talented U16 players to work with our UEFA A & B Licence coaches for one year giving them a greater chance of gaining a place on our popular 2 year U19s scholarship programme with Unique FA the following season, based in Sutton.


To Learn More about our 16-19 Scholarship Programme please click below;

To BOOK A TRIAL for a place in the U16s Pre-Scholarship Team for season 2017/18 please complete the form below or contact the team manager Barry Boxall on 07951 863905

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In order to trial players must have had Kent Youth League, Surrey Youth League, Tandridge League or professional club experience.


Those who gain a place in the pre-scholarship squad can expect;

  • Expert coaching from UEFA A & B License coaches
  • Video analysis
  • Online Player Portal system (used for player reviews/match reports/individual targets)
  • Nutritional plans
  • Physiotherapy
  • Competitive Surrey Premier League & Surrey Cup  Fixtures
  • Trial opportunities


Preparing for the future

By gaining a place in the Pre-Scholarship squad the players will be at an advantage when applying for a full scholarship with us in 2018/19, which in turn combines a footballing education along with academic studies. 

Candidates who successfully complete the 2-year Scholarship programme can look forward to the possibility of a choice of careers in the following fields:

  • Professional/Semi-Professional Football Player
  • Football Scholarships at American Universities
  • Further academic study after completion of A-Levels 
  • Coaching Career
  • Employment in alternative fields

To get started on your journey with us apply now!