The Programme

Brooksby Melton College runs a successful football academy in partnership with Mansfield Town Football Club. The programme is for dedicated young players who want to continue playing at a high level whilst furthering their academic education.

Alongside the academy, you will complete a Level 2 or 3 Sport or Level 3 Sports Science qualification. Which qualification you work towards will depend on your previous academic achievements.

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.

Richard Cooper, Academy Manager at Mansfield Town said: “Our players 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.”

Progression Opportunities

Progress onto another course, higher education or employment. Our Level 3 course is equivalent to three A Levels and will give you enough UCAS points to progress on to university if you wish.

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.

Facilities and Services

Full size 3G all-weather pitch

Two grass pitches

Strength and conditioning gym

Sports hall

Classrooms and sports science laboratory

Changing rooms

Onsite café

Sports analysis

Personal trainers

Nutrition and dietitian specialist

Personalised educational and football development plan

Fully-catered, on-site accommodation