Football Academy

Our Football Academy is delivered in partnership with Bamber Bridge Football Club and is open to talented footballers who have a desire to take their football to the next level, alongside their academic studies.

The programme combines excellent academic achievement and skills development for player progression, designed to prepare you for the wide range of careers in sports.

You’ll represent the College on the field and have the chance to play for Bamber Bridge FC’s youth team in the Northern Premier League and cup games throughout the season.

Alongside regular, competitive football, you will study a Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Sport & Active Leisure, or a Level 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma in Sport. 

Learners with these qualifications have gone onto roles in playing, coaching and refereeing and some have progressed onto a Degree or teaching qualifications.

The Academy is run by our UEFA B qualified coaches and has an excellent reputation the local area and football community.

As part of our enrichment programme, we travel to America to take part in the renowned President’s Day Tournament in Phoenix. Some of our learners have earned football scholarships in the USA.

Academy Outline

  • Study either a Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Sport & Active Leisure or a Level 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma in Sport
  • Gain a range of sports coaching and leadership qualifications including the opportunity to achieve a FA Level One Coaching Award
  • Receive support from specialist tutors in sports therapy, sports psychology and fitness training
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities including our 3G artificial pitch, large sports hall, Cybex fitness suite and sports science lab
  • Play games at The Sir Tom Finney Stadium, the home of Bamber Bridge FC
  • Opportunities to progress from the U18s side into the Bamber Bridge FC first team
  • Play fixtures in the ECFA League every Wednesday and weekly evening fixtures for Bamber Bridge Reserves in the Lancashire FA U21 League
  • Represent Preston’s College and Bamber Bridge FC in an international tournament

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