The FootballCV Academy offers academic football courses for aspiring footballers aged 14 and up. The football academy was opened in September 2007 by Manchester United star Ashley Young and was the first private football academy in the UK. It is dedicated to producing professional players whilst also providing a pathway for academic excellence through full-time courses, camps, short courses and group visits.
With its excellent football facilities and boarding house based in Stamford, the FootballCV Academy also launches its football programme in Mumbai, India this September. One of our education partners is the reputable Loughborough College. Former students of the Academy have gone straight into professional football clubs within the UK, Europe or at a significantly higher level in their home country. Some have earned scholarships to play and study in USA and some have played semi-pro football whilst studying at a UK University.
Many of us dream to play football at a higher level. The FootballCV Academy can give you this opportunity - the pathways are endless...
Football Showcase Matches
Showcase matches are organised by FootballCV Academy on a regular basis. You will play in a match in your own age group and in attendance are scouts and managers from clubs from Premiership to Non-League level or sometimes you may play against academy pro teams.
Football Development Camps
FootballCV Academy will be running a series of Development Camps for 2016 combining coaching, guest speakers, nutritional advice and culminating with a trial match in front of scouts.
Football Short Courses
Our Academy football short courses offer intensive football coaching and training for football players, aged 16-21, from the UK and abroad and will provide Match Analysis, Performance Analysis and Coaches advice.
Football at the Academy
The football academy courses cover all areas of the professional game of football including trial matches, competitive league matches, full-time coaching for all positions and much more.
Education at the Academy
A wealth of educational courses are available during your stay at the Academy, ranging from BTEC Sport Studies through to English Language courses at specialist colleges.
Life at the Academy
All areas of student welfare are provided by our qualified residential team ranging from excursions, meals, medical cover, religion and making life at the football academy enjoyable.
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Meet FCV Academy’s residential scholarship winner – Joseph Moore
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Become an FCV Academy Day Student
Since its inception in 2007 FCV Academy has welcomed many day students to join the International and residential students on the full-time football course whilst also studying a BTEC in Sports Studies and/or ‘A’ Levels.
Finding us is very straightforward - we are on High Street, St. Martin's, which is part of the main north/south road through Stamford. The Garden House Hotel is located at the south edge of town adjacent to the A43 junction. Entry to the car park (inside the walled gardens) is from Pinfold Lane off the A43 at the rear of the hotel.