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THE FOOTBALL PROGRAMME

A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY

MFC International Academy offers student-athletes from around the world the chance to combine studying and playing in a truly world-class, professional environment which will nurture lifelong memories and skill sets.

Student-athletes choose to study either a Football Studies or Sports Management degree, whilst training and playing as a full-time footballer.

Our programmes are meticulously designed in order to provide all of our student-athletes with a blended study schedule. This ensures that the optimum amount of time is spent in both the classroom and on the field - promoting exemplary standards to be maintained within both settings.

Studying either of these degree programmes will provide the student-athlete with both the necessary qualifications and the experiences to excel within both the sport and business sectors upon graduation.

WHAT DO THE PROFESSIONALS THINK?

Macclesfield FC International Academy is a fantastic opportunity for young, aspiring footballers from overseas to experience the highest level of English football development. No other organization in the UK offers this level of coaching and playing experiences whilst studying for a degree.
ROBBIE SAVAGE (FORMER BLACKBURN ROVERS, LEICESTER CITY, DERBY COUNTY AND WELSH INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLER)

COMPETE

Whilst enrolled on our International programme, student-athletes will be provided with a wealth of opportunities to showcase their talents in competitive settings.

At the forefront of this is the chance to appear in the illustrious British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues.

In addition, student-athletes are also provided with the opportunity to represent our Club at an amateur level across U-19, U-21, and U-23 development leagues.

Alongside these acclaimed opportunities, student-athletes will also compete within our professional academy games programme, featuring regular exhibition games against professional and semi-professional opposition. Ranging from U-18 to U-23 sides, these fixtures take place across a nine-month season spanning from September - June.

Irrespective of whether student-athletes are male or female - they will enjoy the same world-class coaching and registered into competitive leagues where their talent will undoubtedly shine!

FOOTBALL OFFER

If you’re an international player and are looking for the best football-study programme, then Macclesfield FC International Academy unquestionably has the programme for you!

  • Daily coaching sessions directed by UEFA qualified and experienced coaches.
  • Individual Learning Plans (ILP) designed and tailored to suit each players needs.
  • Mid-week games in the University Leagues (BUCS).
  • Weekend games against professional and semi-professional clubs - contested in a league format.
  • Daily access to the Sports Science Departments - including Physiotherapy, Strength & Conditioning and Sport Massage Therapy.
  • Free Gym membership.
  • Games filmed and clipped by our dedicated analysis department for individual, unit and team-based analysis sessions delivered on a weekly basis.
  • Work experience / employment opportunities with Macclesfield FC.
  • 12-week development reviews held with lead coaches to ensure that you maximise your potential.
  • All players will be provided with personalised Adidas Macclesfield FC International Academy training and matchday kit.
  • University training / playing kit provided for each player.
  • Transport available to and from weekly games.