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Six Week Residency Programme

Macclesfield FC International Academy Residency Programme

Macclesfield FC International Academy are delighted to offer a bespoke six-week Residency Programme, which allows prospective student-athletes an unforgettable opportunity to sample life as a professional footballer. 

The intricately designed programme has meticulously been compiled in order to develop your skills and give you a tangible advantage ahead of the forthcoming season.

Demand for this unique offering is sure to be high and with limited spaces available, we employ a rigid selection criteria that ensures all players comply with our impeccably high standards.

Designed to be both worthwhile and enjoyable, this intense programme has been tailored specifically towards players who are passionate about improving their game and furthering their skill set both on and off the field of play.

In addition to this, all participants who apply themselves in the correct manner and perform in line with our own unwavering standards will receive an invitation to join our full-time Residency Programme. Running from September - May in collaboration with our partner universities, our world-leading programme provides all student-athletes with the very best football development alongside studying for a full-time degree qualification.

For more information on this programme please see the International Football Academy page. 

All participants on our Residency Programme will also have the opportunity to earn a scholarship that provides a pathway to our International Academy. 

Our Residency Programme provides an encapsulating and unique opportunity to not only experience life as a professional footballer, but also to embrace a new culture and develop life skills which will set you apart from the crowd.

The total cost of this incredible experience is £8,000 and includes all of the following -

The Football

  • Five hours of professional development per day - led by acclaimed UEFA qualified coaches.
  • A bespoke strength and conditioning programme, specifically tailored to your position, playing style and goals.
  • Three meals per day at our dedicated Academy Restaurant - together with comprehensive nutritional guidance to act as a benchmark for their future career as a professional athlete.
  • Compete in matches against top European professional academies.
  • Play in showcase games - which not only allows players the opportunity to test themselves against the best in Europe, but also to impress a vast network of scouts and other industry-leading coaches. 
  • Complimentary access to a state-of-the-art gym for those who want to engage in extra training sessions.
  • Additional training sessions ran by the Macclesfield FC First Team Manager and Head of Academy.
  • In-depth match analysis sessions, complete with highlights footage from both game and training settings.
  • Weekly match and training analysis sessions - designed to identify how players can improve as individuals but also as a team.
  • Individual weekly check-in sessions with coaches - in order to review and set personal targets, as well as determining how players can improve their game on a multitude of levels.
  • Bespoke check-in sessions with a qualified personal trainer / nutritionist held on a weekly basis.
  • Access to an onsite physiotherapist as and when required
  • Weekly recovery and rehabilitation sessions which have been carefully aligned alongside training and game days.

The accommodation and lifestyle

  • All accommodation is included as part of the price, with players staying in a centrally-based hotel which is close to all amenities.
  • All transport to and from training and games will be provided and organised by Macclesfield FC.
  • Transportation both to and from Manchester Airport.
  • Players will enjoy informative lectures conducted by guest speakers - including Director of Football Robbie Savage.
  • Opportunities will be provided to explore England and Scotland as part of Residency Programme. These trips will be at an additional cost and will be organised and facilitated by Macclesfield FC.
  • All players will be provided with full Adidas Macclesfield FC International Academy training and matchday kit.

The process

  • Application deadline is MAY 1st, 2021.
  • All decisions will be made within 5 working days of receiving the application.
  • A £500 deposit is required within 2 weeks of receiving acceptance.
  • The remaining outstanding balance is due no later than JUNE 1st, 2021 (instalment plans available).
  • There are limited places available and therefore the application process will be closed when all places are filled.
  • The programme will start JUNE 21st, 2021 and conclude on July 30th 2021.