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Group Visits

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  • The Football Course at the Football Academy
  • The Football Course at the Football Academy

The FootballCV Academy can offer groups the same facilities it uses – all football facilities at the Borderville Sports Complex and the accommodation at the Garden House in Stamford. The Borderville Sports Complex offers players the chance to play at the 2,000 capacity stadium with training on the floodlit full size 3G all-weather pitch and grass training pitches. The Centre also boasts a sports hall, a fully equipped gymnasium, dressing rooms, medical room, canteen and classrooms.

The Academy can tailor a programme to suit your needs.

The Garden House is situated close to Burghley Park and is just a few minutes stroll from the centre of historic Stamford. The house offers a safe and secure environment with free Wi-Fi, free parking, 19 en-suite twin rooms, communal and beautiful walled gardens.

The Garden House is located just 5 minutes walk away from the bus and train station, and the A1 is just a 2-minute drive from the house. Add this to the beauty of Stamford - which came top of The Sunday Times 2013 list of the best places to live in Britain - and The Garden House is perfectly located. The house, formerly a hotel and now a boarding house, is perfect for any sporting group with visits tailored to meet your needs including catering requirements to suit.

We can provide 24 hour residential staff and they can provide full First Aid Cover if required. We can also provide groups with minibus’ and drivers if required.


Boasting 19 bedrooms, the Garden House can accommodate 16 to 42 students. Rooms can be configured to suit your requirements using 2 to 4 single beds in each room. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities.

Other facilities

The house also provides a large lounge, conservatory dining room, games room, kitchens, laundry room, meeting room, car parking for twenty, patio and gardens. - Tea and coffee facilities available all day - Wi-fi throughout the premises - Large screen TV, Sky, Whiteboards, Projector, Laptops - Tuck shop - Weekly bed linen service


Accommodation is available from £18 per person per night based on a minimum of 16 people.

The House can be offered on a self-catering basis or with all meals catered for. All full board residential groups will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner served by our in house chef Served in the conservatory dining room. Catering available from £14 per person per day based on a minimum of 16 people.


"I recently hosted a goalkeeping residential Training Camp at the Garden House in December 2015. The facilities, food and accommodation were excellent. The residential staff were very accommodating and extremely professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Garden House. Due to how impressed I was, I have recently booked the facility for two more events during 2016".

Terry Mason, Current First Team Goalkeeping Coach / Head Of Goalkeeping Southend United FC

"In the Summer of 2015 I bought over a group of Nigerian students to the Garden House. The students really enjoyed the programme and will be looking forward to future visits. The facilities at Stamford are of good standard that can easily motivate and enhance good performance. Thank you to all the staff.”

Oyebode Oluseyi

“We have used the FootballCV Academy twice for group visits from Australia and I have no hesitation in recommending the experience at FootballCV to any aspiring young players looking for assistance to improve their game; the challenges of a professional environment and the answers they seek on their football journey."

Bruce Tilt, Director of The International Football Group (IFG) from Sydney in Australia

Other information

We are partners with a Stamford based Language College and can offer language courses during your visit.


We are open all year round however due to our main student group who occupy the House 32 weeks of the year availability is very limited from September to May. There is much more availability for June, July and August. However we recommend you check with us your dates whenever you are planning your visit during the year.

Find out more

For further information on FootballCV Academy group visits please contact:

Why not take a look at our Academy Promotional DVD?

How to find the Football Academy

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.