Alexandra Soccer & Community Association


The Crewe Alexandra Residential Soccer Academy is one of the finest quality soccer teaching courses around and this year with each player being carefully supervised 24 hours a day and will be expected in return to adhere to the residential code of conduct.All coaches are appropriately screened and are members of FACA (FA Coaches Association).All coaches are UEFA qualified (Minimum UEFA B) and of the highhest standard.

Thank you to all the parents that email and telephoned reference this years residential unfortunately we have lack of numbers so the residential will not take place this year




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New dates for Residential


Cost of this day is £ (Accommodation and Monday Breakfast only)

Week One

Cost of Residential Coaching & Accommodation £

Week One

Cost of Daily Coaching £

Booking are secured with a Non-Refundable deposit of £50 Cheques are made payable to Alexandra Soccer Centre Course must be paid in full by the end of July

Address to send payment is alexandra Soccer Centre Crewe Road Shavington Crewe Cheshire CW2 5AF and make for the attention of Melvin Bates.



The Crewe Alexandra Residential includes:

  • Individual technical & tactical training
  • Positional play
  • Team play
  • Fully supervised by qualified coaching staff
  • Player assessment
  • Games against quality local opposition
  • Trips and excursions
  • Coaching by Dario Gradi

To Book your place please call Melvin Bates or Email or call him on 07870400598



A Commitment to Excellence

The weekly courses consist of:

  • 5 days coaching and 4 nights accommodation including all meals in Reasheath College.
  • A variety of exciting excursions.
  • Lunch and evening meals are included for those attending daily coaching sessions.

Accommodation is also available for the Sunday night prior to the first weeks course, also for the weekends between each of the courses. A full weekend includes all meals and accommodation from 4pm on Friday until 10am on Monday. This will be charged at an additional cost.

Ray Walker

Introducing the Crewe Alexandra Residential Soccer Academy

Ray Walker

The Crewe Alexandra residential Soccer Academy is one of the finest quality soccer teaching courses around. We offer players the opportunity to enhance their individual skills and further develop the concept of team play. Reaseheath College, located in Nantwich, provides an ideal environment for all players.

Serious players have the opportunity to train and develop under the guidance of the first rate instructional staff, all of which are FACA registered and minimum UEFA ‘B’ qualified (level 3).

You may be chosen for trials at the Crewe Alexandra F.C. Academy. Three players from 20 residential course had trials with the Crewe Alexandra F.C. Academy. One player was successful in being offered a place in the Academy. Come and experience for yourself how players from around the world have taken their skills to a higher, more professional level.

Crewe Alexandra’s Past and Present Players Include

This is your chance to join the long list of outstanding players who have emerged from Crewe Alexandra’s world renowned Soccer Academy.

The Winning Team...

The Crewe Alexandra Residential Soccer Academy relies on a team of dedicated professionals to help nurture the exciting potential found in some of the young players on the course.

Darrio Gradi

Dario Gradi MBE

Dario Gradi MBE is the longest serving manager in the Football League and has managed over 1000 games. His expert coaching staff have produced a constant stream of international stars by patiently grooming promising young players in technical skills, and taking them as far as the World Cup itself!


Ray Walker

Ray Walker is proud of his involvement in soccer and the development of youngsters from grass roots through to academy players. 17 years as a professional player at Aston Villa and Port Vale FC. He played over 450 pro games.

Ray Walker

Safety and Supervision

The safety, well-being and happiness of all residential participants is our primary concern. Every player will be carefully supervised 24 hours a day and will be expected, in return, to adhere to the residential ‘Code of Conduct’ (written details available on request). All coaches are appropriately screened and are members of FACA (FA Coaches Association). All coaches are UEFA qualifi ed (minimum UEFA ‘B’) and of the highest standard.

The Guarantee

Our aim is to produce a skilful player, that is, one who can respond intuitively to any given games situation with the highest technique — skill! While at the same time make the correct tactical decision with flair and imagination.

It would be presumptuous to think we can achieve all this within a week or even two weeks. What we do aim to do is to give you a clear understanding of where you are at the moment, where you should be and a method to get you to where you want to be.

Our whole intent is to help you reach your highest potential. We start you on the right path, set your dream in motion, fire up your imagination and leave you empowered to achieve your goal.