- Public Institution Type
The Football Academy caters for football development and will also provide the opportunity to gain educational qualifications. The Football Academy has produced many players into the professional game since its inception in 2007.
The Football Academy provides a variety of courses the main one being the two year course where the aim is to discover further talent following a period of intensive coaching designed to improve every individual’s game as well as providing an education to suit your needs.
The football academy courses cover all areas of the professional game of football including trial matches, competitive league matches, full-time coaching for all positions and much more.
The Football Academy is of a residential nature with on-site hotel accommodation, meals and student welfare included and is highly supervised and run to a professional football club and college standard.
The Academy employs a full-time qualified physiotherapist for football injuries and private medical cover is provided for all players which ensures immediate attention to any serious injuries picked up at the academy. Please note this will not cover for any injuries picked up before joining the academy.
Formerly one of the loveliest hotels in Stamford, the Garden House, is conveniently located next to Burghley Park and a few minutes stroll from the centre of historic Stamford.
Stamford itself, for over a century labelled "the finest stone town in England", is a bustling market town. Stamford train station is only 400 yards from the boarding house with the main line station at Peterborough only ten minutes away.
The boarding house is staffed 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by our highly experienced and qualified residential team and is situated close to the Borderville Sports Complex, the base for all Academy football training and matches.
Academy players will play matches at the brand new 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 facilities were only opened in late 2014 and allows the Academy to increase its intake of students each year following high demand in recent years.
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