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MMU Football Academy

Get a career headstart through top coaching and qualifications.

The MMU Football Academy in partnership with Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) recruits from all playing levels.

If you’re a male school leaver aged 16 to 18 and have the enthusiasm and dedication to succeed in football then the MMU Football Academy is for you.

Through the MMU Football Academy you will:

  • Study a nationally-recognised academic qualification in sport (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, Performance and Excellence).
  • Be taught by NULC staff who have been rated by Ofsted as 'Outstanding for sport, recreation and leisure'.
  • Take part in a structured football coaching programme taught by professional UEFA licensed coaches.
  • Play 8in the National U19 League Alliance (formally known as the Football Conference Yoth Alliance) and British Colleges League.
  • Have the opportunity to gain a Football Association L1 coaching wualification as part of the course.
  • Be an active member of the Football Association (FA) Learning and Progessional Association (PFA) UEFA A and B support groups.
  • Make links with semi-professional and professional football clubs.
  • Receive all the support you need to succeed on and off the pitch.

For more information on the MMU Football Academy in partnership with NULC, click here to download our brochure.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Click here to apply!


For more information, contact us on:

Nigel Deeley

Joint Head Coach and Football Association Scout


Call: 01612 475295

Steve Atkinson

Joint Head Coach and Football League Academy Coach


Call: 01612 475298


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