Full Time

Football Academy

Football Academy Overview

New College Football Academy provides both academic and sporting excellence delivered by highly qualified FA coaches. This programme offers inclusive football programmes for both boys and girls. The elite programme is aimed at students aged 16-18 that have come from a strong footballing background and wish to progress within the sport.

What can I study?

New College Football Academy is unique in its offering. We encourage all our players to follow the academic pathway that is most suited to their career ambitions. This can be an A Level Pathway or Vocational Qualification at all levels. We also offer the unique opportunity to re-take your Maths or English alongside your playing and education pathway.

What qualifications do I need?

Entry to your academic pathway will be dependent on specific criteria for each course.

Entry into the Academy is based on trials held throughout the year during half terms.

What will I gain from this programme?

This programme will develop the student as a whole, individually and as a team player both on and off the pitch. On the pitch we aim to develop fitness, technical ability, tactical understanding and social development for future pathways within football. Off the pitch, you will be provided with the tools to grow as an individual, expand and develop skill sets that will assist in a future within football or sport. You will also gain a FA level 1 coaching qualification in your second year of the programme. Future pathway opportunities can include non-league football, league football, UK Universities, US scholarships and routes into coaching or other work opportunities.

Programme Structure

The boys Academy train 6 hours a week across 3 days (timetable dependant) with match days on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Training will include all areas from the FA 4 corner module covering all the modern aspects of the game. The team compete in the Wiltshire Floodlit U18 league and the South West Counties Youth League. Cup competitions include league cups, county cups and the English Schools Cup which is a national competition.

The Girls programme is continuing to develop with opportunities to train up to 2 hours per week. Depending on numbers, regular matches would include 6 aside – 11aside games, with opportunities to play in tournaments. The programme supports a pathway into a successful partner grassroots club to continue development and playing opportunities.

Programme Costs

£350 first year, £400 second year this can be paid on a payment structure and covers all costs for each year.

Who do I contact?

To express your interest, gain more information and find out how to apply please contact:

We are still recruiting for players for the 2020-2021 football season.

Robert Taylor, Programme Lead:


Ryan Elliott, Football Academy Head Coach:


  • Venue: QD
  • Course Code: NC804
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