Follow the Football Academy on Twitter Follow the Football Academy on Facebook Follow the Football Academy on Google+ Follow the Football Academy on Instagram Follow the Football Academy on YouTube Follow the Football Academy on Instagram
Football Academy | We are now recruiting for the 2017/18 season - READ MORE HERE

Football Academy Short Courses

  • Short Courses at the Football Academy
  • Short Courses at the Football Academy
  • Short Courses at the Football Academy
  • Short Courses at the Football Academy

The FootballCV Academy offers weekly courses whilst the Academy is open. They are designed to give players an experience of how professional clubs train and many players since we opened in 2007 have used this opportunity to see what life is like at the FootballCV Academy, before joining us full-time for the two year course.

What is involved?

These 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.

Places are limited so we do recommend early bookings. All courses are fully residential using the same hotel accommodation as the full-time Academy players.

There are also some non-residential day places available.

Short Course Programme

  • Top quality football training facilities at The Borderville Sports Complex, Stamford
  • First-class football coaching programmes with UEFA 'A' coaches and advice from Managers in the professional game
  • An intensive football training regime from Monday - Friday
  • Fixtures against league and non-league opposition with the opportunity to impress opponents and watching scouts
  • Specialist coaching and advice including strength & conditioning, diet & nutrition, goalkeeping coaching (if applicable)
  • Physiotherapy and sport injury cover
  • Welfare support
  • Full board hotel accommodation with 3 meals per day
  • Recreational activities, excursions and Team-Building activities
  • Transportation to games

Short Course Availability

2017 dates

  • 05 Sept 2017 – 20 Oct 2017
  • 29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017

2018 dates

  • 07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018
  • 18 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
  • 15 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018

Should you want to stay longer than six weeks please contact us on 01933 420000 (option 1) or email

International Students

International students would only require a UK Visitor Visa to attend the Academy for a short course programme. For more information please visit -


  • £639 per week

All fees are inclusive of VAT and cover everything except travel to and from the Academy and any personal expenditure. We can help arrange airport transfers – please contact us on 01933 420000.

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.