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International Student Admissions

The Bracknell Town FC Academy

A Defined Pathway To Your Future

Be The Best You Can Be

CREATING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT

We believe that in creating the right coaching environment players will learn and develop more quickly. We always wanted to give players of above-average ability the same opportunities as those that are hand-picked at professional clubs, as well as offering those who are released from professional clubs a second chance. Besides providing an amazing life experience, the main goal of the Academy is to provide the necessary tools either to succeed in professional soccer or to play at the US College level under a soccer scholarship.

The combination of our excellent educational qualifications, our unique football programme and the opportunity to gain the FA Coaching awards, gives our students the platform from which to move either into higher education or a career within the Sports sector. The Bracknell Town FC Academy will provide a great cultural experience for players. The year at the academy will be the gap year experience of a lifetime.

With limited spaces on offer each year please enquire now to secure your space.

International Academy Recruitment 

academy@bracknelltownfc.com

T +44 (0) 1344 412305

Rest of the World Academy Recruitment:

academy@bracknelltownfc.com

T +44 (0) 1344 412305

WHO RUNS THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY?

The largest most forward-thinking youth soccer organization in the US and official North American partners of Bayern Munich, Global Premier Soccer (GPS) now provide the ultimate soccer experience in London, England. The Academy in partnership with Bracknell Town FC promises to provide the most professional environment for budding soccer players from all over the world to attend. Global Premier International Academy in association with BTFC, will build a bright future for those who attend.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY IN DETAIL

International Academy players in London will have the opportunity to play domestic Football for Bracknell Town FC. BTFC are currently in the Bostik South Central League. This league is at Step 7 of the English Football League pyramid, with the English Premier League being Step 1.

Therefore, Academy players are already on the path to English League Football and Bracknell Town FC acts as a stepping stone for these players to reach the highest level. Players like Jamie Vardy and more have graduated from this level on to the Premier League in recent years.

Former Manchester United legends Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are part of the ownership team at Salford City FC, who are also progressing through the league system with ambitions of reaching the highest level of League football, like BTFC.

GPS are pleased to have its International Academy in London based at Bracknell Town FC. This world-class facility provides an unmatched environment for learning – both in terms of the quality of its equipment and facilities and as a residential and teaching base for our students.

FacilitiesBracknell Town FC is currently undergoing a redevelopment which will ensure that the club has some of the best modern playing and training facilities in English Football. 

Pitches

By August 2019, Bracknell Town FC will also have a new 4G turf training pitch next to the stadium which will be used for training purposes. These pitches ensure our students have the best opportunity to train, play and reach their true potential on world-class surfaces. International Academy players will play Home games and hold training sessions on Bracknell Town FC’s First Team pitch. This is a state-of-the-art 4G turf surrounded by a 2,500-capacity stadium.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided for Academy Students at the stadium location. The brand-new housing location will consist of a dormitory-style housing facility.

The Academy at Bracknell Town FC houses a football-specific gym facility. The gym comprises a range of cardio, resistance weight machines and free weights to ensure that the players are developing their physical attributes throughout the program. 

The academy players will spend three sessions a week in here improving their conditioning with a soccer-specific program designed for them. The center will also be used for recovery sessions when the players have had a game the day before.

To succeed in Soccer, details matter – GPS know this, as a highly professional youth soccer organization partnered with Global Premier Management. Everything within the four main pillars of the game (Technical, tactical, physical and psychological) will be scrutinized to ensure this is the most rewarding professional experience for the Student /Athlete. 

Sports Performance Program

At the GPS International Academy, we understand that every player is different and has different needs. The experienced Academy staff will analyse each players performance to ensure players are continually progressing. 

Health Care, Nutrition and Insurance Program

Our program will include advice to parents on Health insurance in preparation for coming to London, extensive information on injury prevention and recovery sessions, expert nutritional advice, as well as dedicated Sports Rehabilitation Partners in London.

Many international players who travel to the UK come here with the intention of progressing into 

professional soccer. We are here to assist players in this process. We cannot guarantee contracts with professional clubs, however, we do give numerous opportunities to be noticed by high-level clubs. We play regular exhibition games against professional academies, utilizing a vast list of contacts in the professional game. International players will also be notified of trial events they can attend in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. Outside of this, we can offer routes into non-league football here in the UK.

Can you provide assistance in getting placed back in the US?

Yes, any International players who are keen on a US scholarship will be assisted while attending our London-based academy with their SAT preparation, video package, and NCAA/NAIA eligibility.

Global Premier Scholarship the worlds leading soccer scholarship provider. Having placed student-athletes in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA programmes they provide a full service from start to finish.

GPScholarship will be able to assist in:

• Video packaging

• Individual player profiling

• NCAA/NAIA eligibility assistance

• SAT guidance

• Showcase attendance (US coaches in attendance)

• US tour (optional)

• Obtaining scholarship offers

• Offer negotiation Medical insurance and flight advice

“An exciting two-year full-time education programme designed by GPS to enrich the development and education of players, coaches and people”

STEPHEN PETERS – ACADEMY DIRECTOR

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Become Part of Bracknell Town FC Academy to Further Your Career.