Every year we welcome athletes from across the globe to join our International Academy. Whether it's a gap year or to combine study and sport, we provide the opportunity for male and female players to train in a professional environment, and compete against elite academy teams every week.
Our playing philosophy is to play possession based, fast attacking football, where players are encouraged to express themselves on the ball, have courage to play and work hard to regain possession.
We will encourage all teams to “Control & Dominate” the game in all areas.
Competitive fixtures against Premiership and Football League academy teams, such as Chelsea, Crystal Palace, QPR and Watford.
The pinnacle of youth football in the UK. The academy team joins over 400 clubs from across the country hoping to reach Wembley.
The best national league for girls and boys football, with games against professional academies and leading National League sides.
Success isn't measured by how many games we win. Or how many trophies we lift. To us, success is never final: it is about continual progression, whether in education, on the field of play or in life.
Our role is to prepare every athlete for their next step. Some of our athletes have joined professional football clubs. Others have secured scholarships abroad or gained high level qualifications in the UK. Each journey is unique, but one thing is for sure: we are never finished.
Delivered by FA & UEFA qualified coaches with a wealth of global football experience, we will develop and produce players who are highly competent in attacking, defending and the transitional aspects of modern football.
By understanding the science of sport, your Strength & Conditioning programme will help you build neural & muscular adaptations to meet the physiological demands, intensity and load placed upon the body as you perform.
Our dedicated analyst team will provide expert insight into your game to inform decision-making, tactical understanding, optimise your performance throughout the season and gain a deeper understanding of the game.
Our team of physios provide therapy and guidance throughout the season to reduce the risk of injuries occurring, the rehabilitation of injured athletes and management of ongoing chronic issues to ensure full recovery.
Through personal tutoring, group work and practical applications, our sports psychology programme will develop your mental performance, tackle new challenges, different environments and boost your game.
Located in the Academy Village, international athletes will live in shared housing. Designed for modern living, each house has five bedrooms, with en-suite facilities, kitchen, dining and shared living spaces.
Membership at David Lloyd Royal Berkshire is a first-class fitness destination. Our athletes have access to the fitness studios, gym with state-of-the-art equipment, tennis courts, restaurant, luxury spa and an outdoor pool.
With our own fleet of luxury vehicles, we take care of all transportation logistics throughout your stay, including all airport transfers, travel to games, first team fixtures and academy excursions across the UK.
Good nutritional practices are essential to ensure optimum performance before, during and after games or training. Our resident chef prepares a daily menu of nutritious meals to ensure you last from the first whistle to the last.