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Elite Football Academy Programme



This programme, in conjunction with Gosport Borough Football Club (GBFC), is designed for footballers who are looking to progress as a player into a Pro/Semi-Pro club, a Scholarship in the USA, or onto a university degree course in the UK. 

The whole programme is between two and three years long and combines lessons with training and fixtures so that the course that you are studying will be a part of your development as a player. 

Together, we aim to help players achieve the highest standard of football possible. Possible exit routes from the St Vincent and GBFC Elite Football Academy are: into professional and semiprofessional Football Clubs though our links within the game; onto a US Scholarship where you can play and learn at one of the universities or onto a degree course at a UK university to study any sport-related degree. 

Football: GBFC will deliver over 12 hours of first class football training as part of the Elite Football Academy Programme. You will compete in fixtures, which provides a high-quality experience for 16-19 year olds on the pitch. 

Education: You will complete a sport qualification. You will be enrolled on a sport qualification relevant to your exam results. 

Course duration: 

Between two and three years depending on entry qualifications.

Entry requirements: 

As this is an Elite Football Academy, before being accepted onto this programme your footballing ability will be assessed by Gosport Borough Football Club.

Possible combinations: 

This is a full time course in its own right. 

Students who are yet to gain a Grade 4 in English and/or Maths will need to re-sit these GCSEs alongside this course. 

Progression routes: 

A career in the world of football either as a player, coach or match official. Higher Education – degrees in sport e.g. PE teaching, coaching, sports therapy, sports science, exercise referral and sports development. Employment in the sports industry. 

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