Football Academy

Cirencester College has its very own Football Academy which focuses on the development of talented footballers. Football training is integrated into the student’s timetable ensuring that academia and sport go hand-in-hand.

Academy students can choose from the same wealth of courses available to all students at Cirencester College as part of their programme.

Who can join the Cirencester College Football Academy?

Any Cirencester College student can join the Football Academy. Students can be on any programme of study, they do not have to be studying sports. Students that are successful in joining the Football Academy will have training and matches built into their college timetable, where possible. This means that students have the freedom to study the wide range of courses on offer at Cirencester College, whilst still being able to access a high-quality football programme.

Can I still play football outside of College on top of my Football Academy commitments?

Yes, students are free to play for whoever they wish outside of the College Football Academy. The Academy offers a uniquely flexible approach to ensure students are not overloaded. Students can draw on the Academy staff for mentoring and guidance into senior men’s football, with a vast network of contacts throughout professional, semi-professional and amateur football in the local area.

How much training is involved with the Cirencester College Football Academy?

The Academy train twice per week and have weekly fixtures in the AOC College Leagues and Cups. There are also weekly analysis sessions and free access to the on-site gym. Training is delivered by UEFA Licensed Coaches on the main stadium 3g pitch at Cirencester Town FC, where all home fixtures are played.

Where have previous Football Academy students progressed to?

Previous Cirencester College Football students are currently in:

  • Careers in professional football and semi-professional football
  • Football refereeing
  • Further and Higher Education competing in University football BUCS leagues
  • Full-time work in sports and/or leisure-related areas
  • Football coaching worldwide
  • Overseas scholarships in the USA
  • 22 players have gained international honours in both British Colleges and British School teams.

Who are the coaches in the Football Academy?

The Men’s Football Academy is run by Ross Langworthy, who lectures across our Sport and Physical Activity and Sport and Exercise Science courses. Ross is a UEFA B Licensed coach and plays semi-professional football. Ross’ ex-clubs include Cirencester Town, Fairford Town and Yate Town and he is currently playing for Bishops Cleeve FC at Step 4 of the non-league pyramid.

The Women’s Football Team are coached by Kerry Walklett, who is also a UEFA B Licensed coach and plays semi-professionally for West Bromwich Albion Women in the third tier of the Women’s Football Pyramid. Kerry’s ex-clubs include Watford Women, Reading Women and Keynsham Town.

Does Cirencester College have a Girls Football Academy?

Yes, Cirencester College has a Women’s Football Team, who enjoy the same level of training and coaching as the Men’s team.

Training is held twice per week on the main stadium 3g pitch at Cirencester Town FC, where all home fixtures are played. Players also benefit from analysis and gym sessions. All sessions are delivered by UEFA Licensed Coaches and the programme is open to students across the college, from all programmes of study.

Cirencester College Girls Football