Year Round Football Development

The Ellesmere Football season is structured as follows:


September to April:

  • 11 aside competitive league match play
  • Guest coaching sessions by visiting professional club academy coaches
  • Train and play visits to local professional clubs
  • Coaching sessions by prominent professional players via the
  • Professional Footballers Association coach development programme

October and May:

  • Open Football Trials to show case talent in front of professional scouts

May to July:

  • Tournament preparation and participation in extended professional club trials (for those selected).
  • Each term of football is focused on developing both team and individual goals. Academy training continues to run alongside each football term to ensure that maximum development takes place.

Typical Weekly Structure

The Football Academy structure is built around the academic programme of the school, so unlike some football academy programmes, the football coaching and training works seamlessly with the academic programme to ensure success on and off the pitch; it is never one at the expense of the other.


Junior Programme Senior Programme
Monday 4:15pm to 6:30pm 4:45pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday 4:15pm to 6:30pm 4:15pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday 3:00pm to 6:15pm 2:15pm - 5:30pm (Weekly League Fixture)
Thursday 4:15pm to 6:30pm 4:15pm to 6:30pm
Friday
4:15pm to 6:30pm