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The Cheshire Football Academy (CFA) welcomes enthusiastic male and female school leavers at all playing levels. Coached by professionals at a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Alsager, Cheshire, you will follow a rigorous programme of study and coaching whilst working towards a recognised sports qualification aimed at developing well rounded young individuals.

Your timetable

Included in your timetable is a minimum of nine hours football; including three training sessions and a weekly game. You’ll also get plenty of classroom time so that you can focus on your academic qualification.

You can choose to study either:

  • BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Sport or
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Each will be delivered by NSCG lecturers, who consistently obtain outstanding achievement rates.

What to expect

  • You’ll study a nationally recognised academic qualification in sport
  • Take part in a structured football coaching programme taught by UEFA licensed coaches
  • Receive excellent support to help you succeed in the classroom and on the pitch
  • Compete at a national level in cup competitions and regional level in a north-western league
  • Enter cup competitions, i.e ECFA Knockout Cup
  • Continue to play for your chosen team at weekends

Each player will also receive*:

  • A fully branded football training kit, tracksuit, polo shirt and kit bag
  • Personal training programme
  • Gym membership+

The CFA has a passionate commitment to achieving excellence, all you need is the talent and dedication to get ahead of the competition.

* Requires contribution.

+Subject to availability by campus. Please enquire.

Subject Achievement Rates

  • 100% Pass Rate
  • 81% achieved high grades (DMM) or above
  • 92% progressed onto university, into employment or an apprenticeship

The programme offers a fantastic experience for those looking to play football and gain an academic qualification alongside. I work with a close group of players who are all looking to achieve success.

Louis Welch
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