Football, Education & Accommodation

Join the UK’s 1st Private Football Academy

NTFC International Football Academy

An opportunity to study the game and be seen in a professional football environment in England.


FCV International Football Academy is the UK’s first private residential football academy based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, providing football courses alongside academic studies for aspiring footballers who are aged 15 or older.

The courses offered range from one week to three years and combine specialist football training with first-class education. The quality of the academy has seen former students succeeding at professional football clubs within the UK, Europe, USA or at a significantly higher level in their home country, with many going on to represent their national teams.

The Academy benefits from top-class football facilities, including top-quality grass and 3G training pitches, analysis centre and state of the art gym with the aim to deliver intensive coaching sessions designed to improve and develop every individual’s game.

FCV provide a range of education courses, including the popular BTEC Sports Studies course, Degree courses, English Language and A-Levels. Accommodation at the Academy features en-suite rooms, study areas, games rooms and on-site kitchen, and is supervised by highly trained and qualified staff.

Away from the football and education courses, the Academy provides a host of other activities for the students, such as seminars, workshops, visits to football games, guest speakers including some of the big names in football, evening entertainment, team-building exercises and many other activities that will not only benefit your son’s football development, but make their time here at the academy enjoyable and life-changing.

Why choose uk & ukss

The UK is a hotbed for football and a destination of choice for many aspiring youngsters looking to challenge themselves and play at the highest level that they can.

UK Sports Schools staff have personally visited, met key personal, spent time with the coaching staff,  assessed facilities and now partners with some of the best football schools in the country as well as having an exclusive agreement with the UK’s first private academy.

We listen to your needs, share our unbiased research and provide tailored recommendations as to which schools fit you and your son or daughter’s criteria, at no cost. We then help navigate you through the application process, liaise with the school and continue to take a vested interest in your son or daughter’s progress even once they are in the UK.

Short Courses

Intensive football with UEFA qualified coaches, 5 days a week at the academy – ages 15 to 21.

Football Camps

FCV’s football development camps allow players to experience the Academy for a short time.

Full-time Course

Enrolment onto FCV’s full-time program is open twice a year – September or January.

Football Trials

Showcase matches organised by FCV in front of scouts giving the boys an opportunity to impress.