Cirencester College football is focused on the development of talented students, providing the best possible exit routes for individuals.
The programme includes up to three weekly training sessions, a competitive fixture in the AOC college leagues and a strength and conditioning session, depending on the individual student’s academic commitments. Where possible the programme is integrated into the student’s timetable, ensuring that academia and sport go hand-in-hand. The team is open to female students studying a variety of programmes from across the College.
Players are selected for the Academy on the basis of their football ability. The Academy programme has a rigorous daily individual and team training regime. Players will be assessed and developed through individual fitness, diet and nutrition. Alongside the football you will have a programme of study which can be academic or vocational eg A-levels or Extended National Diplomas.
Boys’ Development Squad
There are two male teams who play in:
- 1st team – AOC West Midlands Category 2 Premier League
- 2nd Team – AOC West Midlands Category 2
- Cup competitions (ESFA Colleges’Trophy,English Colleges’ Cup & Glos County)
Girls’ Development Squad
The new girls’ squad enjoy the same excellent standard of training and coaching as the boys teams and will also be playing league matches. This is a new squad in 2019; tthe league is still to be confirmed. Please check back soon for updates.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed being apart of the Cirencester football academy for 2 years. The standard of football and the coaching quality has allowed me to really develop as a player. I’ve really enjoyed being able to travel and play football with some of my best mates. My standout moment was beating Hartpury College away last year. “
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 BCS 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.
The Football Academy concept was initiated to provide full-time football coaching in conjunction with full-time education. This model set the benchmark that numerous colleges have followed and we gained the coveted National Training Award in 1999.
You can join our Football for Fun enrichment programme if you just want to have a ‘kick around’ with a football on a Wednesday afternoon. You can get involved with local fixtures or play some 5 a-side.