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Mansfield Town Football Club run a successful football academy in partnership with Brooksby Melton College, the academy is for dedicated young players who want to continue playing at a high level whilst furthering their academic education. The working partnership has already created a special opportunity for young academy players to represent Mansfield Town FC while developing and supporting their academic and career development.

About the academy

Players can be selected to represent the programme in a number of different competitions, including the Conference Alliance, Football League Youth Alliance, HKL North Midland Development League and FA Youth Cup.

This provides our young players with a great opportunity to develop as footballers as well as gaining vital academic qualifications.

The partnership has been vigilantly constructed to provide a supportive environment for players to fulfil their potential.

MTFC Academy Manager said:
“Our boys are coached to a professional standard by UEFA licensed coaches who are further integrated into the professional side of a professional Football League Club. They receive a first class academic education and a top class football education. Both Mansfield Town FC and BMC look to expand the relationship even further during the coming season, it’s been an exciting initiative which is growing ever stronger as the season progresses.”

Your education

Alongside the academy you will complete a Level 2 or 3 BTEC Sport (Performance and Excellence) qualification, or an Undergraduate Degree qualification in Sports Science.

You will explore:

  • Technical and tactical skills
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Analysis of performance

You will also gain practical experience in officiating, coaching and organising events through our partnership with the school sports games.

Course Entry Requirements

Your future:

  • Progress onto another course, higher education or employment
  • Pursue a career in either elite football performance or one of many other areas such as coaching, sports development, teaching and fitness
  • Scholarships are also available in the UK or USA

Outstanding facilities

Brooksby Melton College is a provider of specialist vocational education based in Leicestershire and has recently  seen a college-wide investment of £27.7 million in brand new facilities.

The Big BMC Transformation has brought state-of-the-art facilities to the Brooksby campus and has directly benefited sport students.

This includes:

  • Multi-purpose Sports Hall
  • All weather 3G outdoor pitch
  • Sport Science Lab
  • Indoor facilities featuring strength and conditioning gym