Football Pathway Post Ellesmere

University and Football

Ellesmere has an excellent record of helping students achieve their potential for progressing into higher education. Football players are able to continue to play football in university while achieving a qualification of their choice. Ellesmere has good relationships with a number of universities such as Chester, Leeds, Durham and South Wales.

Professional Football Academies

Ellesmere is ideally situated for football players to access a number of professional clubs. Located within easy traveling distance of the Manchester and Liverpool areas, EduKick Manchester has well-established working links with many professional football clubs in the North West of England from Premier League to part time semi pro. Players are often identified during their time at the academy by professional club scouts and coaching staff attending school games, at the open trials, during visiting guest coaching sessions and train and play visits. If a player is exceptionally talented there is potential to progress from academy to professional player.

Football Related Professions

By prioritising every individual player's academic achievement the school can ensure that career options beyond professional football remain available to students. Sports science, sports coaching, sport business and marketing, physiotherapy, biochemistry and sports medicine are all undergraduate degree programmes suitable for players who manage to gain A Level or IB qualifications yet don't manage to achieve a professional football contract.