Wilberforce College Football Academy

Course Entry Requirements

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Membership Criteria

  • Aspire to achieve academic and sporting excellence
  • Submit academic work to deadlines
  • Excellent level of attendance (academic and performance sessions)
  • Adhere to Academy and College code of conduct

The Football Academy will provide:

  • Expert technical and tactical coaching
  • Performance Analysis
  • Physiological conditioning
  • Nutritional advice, guidance and support
  • Access to sports therapy
  • Opportunities to gain additional sports qualifications


  • Outdoor full size grass pitches
  • Multi-use games area
  • Sports hall
  • Use of fitness suite
  • Outdoor training areas
  • Six classrooms


The Wilberforce Sixth Form College Football Academy offers talented footballers the opportunity to combine performance and academic excellence. Footballers within the Football Academy will receive 1 hour of expert coaching and support per week. This includes technical, tactical, strength and conditioning coaching for all players. Further support is also offered in the form of nutritional advice and psychological and physiotherapy support. We also work hard to find our players a men’s Saturday club to play for.

How to become part of the Football Academy and achieve academic excellence

No matter which subject area you study you can also become part of the Football Academy (subject to meeting the criteria). Additional support is on hand to tailor a balanced personalised learning programme to ensure that all students meet all their academic targets. The Football Academy Manager will liaise closely with personal tutors to ensure all students maintain progress within their area of study.