Football Development Centre

Badu Community run a Football Development centre every Saturday mornings (during term times) for various age groups running from all school years. These sessions are aimed at young footballers who want to play for a team or who are looking to improve their football knowledge, technical ability and to mainly have fun. 

At Badu Community we have a strict policy for inclusion for all players in a safe and friendly environment. We aim to identify and recruit young talent through the centre to help support our teams during their weekend fixtures in the Hackney and Leyton youth league. If not chosen for the teams all children are still welcomed to come each week to the development centre to still improve their skills and knowledge.


Badu Community will now be offering Futsal sessions for certain age groups. Futsal is a version of five-a-side football played on a hard court and uses a smaller ball. The sport is a great skill developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, pin-point passing, and a four-second limit on all play restarts it is an exciting game for children as well as adults. Futsal is played with a special low bounce ball, necessitating players to use their ball striking skills, rather than the ball’s bounce, to propel it. Top football stars learned there football skills and knowledge playing Futsal like Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo, Coutinho, Ederson, Xavi, Iniesta and many more.


  • Registration fee £30 (including full Badu kit)
  • Fees paid termly in advance equivalent to £4 a week
  • On the day fee £5
  • Newcomers first session FREE!
  • Block bookings to prevent players on the waiting list missing out.


City Academy School, Homerton Row, Hackney, London E9 6ea