Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit Carpe Diem FC

At Carpe Diem FC our mission is simple - to provide academy quality training at grassroots level for U7 - U14 Players.  

We do this by providing a CDFC Soccer School Programme and CDFC Team Programme that benchmarks the curricula delivered by some of the world's top academies, namely Southampton FC Academy and Ajax FC Youth Academy.  This means that while training at Carpe Diem FC, young players will be participating in some of the very sessions and drills that have given rise to world renowned footballers such as Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Callum Chambers, Luke Shaw, Johan Cruyff, Marco Van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp and Wesley Schnieder.

Our Philosophy

Our footballing philosophy here at Carpe Diem FC is very similar to that of Southampton FC Academy and Ajax FC Youth Academy, in that we believe in creating players who are both technically proficient and tactically astute.  

To this end players work on developing various aspects of their game including, but not limited to, the following disciplines:

  • Technical ability (ball manipulation and mastery)
  • Beating an opponent
  • Passing and receiving
  • Possession
  • Dribble and turning
  • Finishing
  • Positional play
  • Tactical awareness

All of this ensures that each player has the best possible chance to grasp and apply the disciplines taught in the sessions.


Carpe Diem FC was founded by Christopher Lock, a FIFA Licensed Football Agent, FA Qualified Coach and member of the FA's Licensed Coaches Club.  

Christopher Lock was a former scholar/young pro at Fulham FC and played under Jean Tigana (Former French International and Manager of Lyon FC and Monaco FC), Christian Damiano (Ex-Liverpool, Southampton, Juventus and Inter Milan Coach) and Chris Coleman (Current manager of the Welsh national team).

To find out more about what we do at Carpe Diem FC and/or to book a trial, please take a look at the CDFC Soccer School Programme by clicking here.