Manchester Soccer Academy

The football academy study abroad programme is aimed at students who wish to study English or an Academic Year and to train and practise in our soccer Academy in Manchester.



Our football academy provides integrated specialisation in soccer for students from 16 to 21 years old, in order to improve their ability in English and soccer skills. All the coaching sessions at the academy will focus on technical and tactical player development. Our aim is to improve players individual and team performances.

Each player that comes to the academy will be individually assessed within the first week of training. From there the coach will decide whether the player will be suitable for either group 1 which is for more advanced players or group 2 which are for players that are at a more intermediate level. If players show significant improvement or decline, the player is then able to switch groups.


The General English classes concentrate on improving every aspect of your English. Our approach is to provide a stimulating and highly-interactive environment in which you can develop your language skills. In your General English class, you will work on speaking skills, listening skills, reading skills, writing skills, pronunciation and grammar & vocabulary.


This is a professional training programme so there is a 5-day training schedule with an activity on each of those 5 days. There will be at least 3 training sessions per week, with other sessions providing recovery training or after a match. This will be decided by coaches on a weekly basis.

Training sessions have a duration of 1.5 hours each. Matches can be up to 2/3 hours as they include warm up and half time. There will be an activity of at least 1.5hours each day Monday to Friday.

There are 4 general types of activities:

  1. Football training session – Involving skills training, drills etc.
  2. Fitness sessions – which may be inside or outside, players will work on their physical fitness.
  3. Matches
  4. Recovery sessions – On days after matches, the coaches run a recovery sessions rather than full training – usually held in the fitness suite and/or swimming pool, steam rooms, sauna etc.


Excellent facilities such as:

  • Sports Centre
  • Gym (with access to another 7) in Manchestertrainning3
  • Four fully enclosed five-a-side astroturf pitches
  • Six mini soccer grass pitches
  • One full-size third generation astroturf pitch
  • One seven-a-side third generation astroturf pitch with
  • shock pad
  • Three nine-a-side grass pitches
  • Library
  • Changing rooms and shower facilities
  • Free parking
  • Cafe (serving hot beverages and a small selection of snacks)

Exercise programmes held throughout the facilities include:


  • Spinning
  • Circuits
  • Boxfit
  • X-Biking
  • Aerobics
  • Kettle Bell
  • Body Conditioning
  • 50/50 Core and Bike

Moreover, players will be able to enjoy the sports centre facilities, gym and swimming pool on weekends as they are opened.


We aim to ensure participants to have the smoothest possible integration into your studies in the UK and adapt to a new lifestyle as quickly as possible. As such, we provide a range of services to assist you.

Social Activities

We offer a varied and exciting social schedule organised by our Social Activities Co-Ordinator to complement your study programme. These activities provide an opportunity to meet other students and to explore Manchester’s exciting social scene and sporting culture. We really want our students to immerse themselves in English life!


Choices International has a dedicated Accommodation & Welfare Officer to arrange your accommodation requirements. We offer the following types of accommodation:


  • This is where you live with an English-speaking host and is an invaluable way to learn about the UK way of life. It is ideal when you are looking for a friendly and homely living environment.
  • We arrange single rooms only and students are provided with both Breakfast and Evening meals, Monday – Friday and breakfast, lunch and dinner at weekends.


  • The student residence is available for those seeking a more independent lifestyle and looking to meet other international students. We offer standard, individual rooms or ensuite. Please note that availability for this option is in high demand in Manchester.


We can provide letters and certificates of acceptance to assist you with visa applications where required.

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