The Football Academy

If you’d like to study in the United States of America after completing your training with the Football Academy you could apply for a soccer scholarship.

We have partnered with Future Elite Sports who are able to link talented student players to soccer scholarships that reflect their academic and athletic ambitions. They have a wealth of experience, knowledge, and provide professional support throughout the entire process.

USA Soccer Scholarships | Michael Shaikly

How do soccer scholarships work?

Through obtaining a soccer scholarship, you will receive a financial package that goes towards tuition fees, accommodation, and other maintenance costs. In return for this financial support, you will be expected to maintain the high standards set by the University in order to retain your football scholarship.

Along with top-level academics, Universities in the USA can offer world-class match day stadia, state of the art training facilities and the best collegiate coaches in the world.

USA Soccer Scholarships | Amir Berkane

Here are the benefits to studying in the USA:

  • Play in the USA whilst working towards a university degree
  • Progress into MLS or USL pro-leagues
  • Compete and train every day
  • Play in front of huge crowds
  • Receive training kit
  • Travel the USA extensively with your teammates
  • Test yourself against players from all over the globe
  • Graduate with an Internationally recognised degree
  • Gain invaluable life experience
  • Have an unforgettable time

Football Academy Success Stories

Michael Shaikly (Midfield/Striker)
Studies - BTEC level 3 in Business

Michael joined the academy in August 2013/14 as an attacking midfielder, and after two successful years on our programme he was part of two league championship winning teams, and broke into Maldon & Tiptree’s first team.

On completion of his academic studies Michael took up the opportunity to of a soccer scholarship in the USA where he joined the University of Findlay. After a successful first year Michael decided to move on to Saginaw Valley State University. Read more here

Amir Berkane (Midfield)
Studies - BTEC level 3 in Business

After a number of years with Ipswich Town, Amir joined the academy in August 2013/14 as a holding midfield player, and was part of two league championship winning teams. It wasn’t long before his talents were recognised and he made his Chelmsford City first team debut.

After two years on our programme and having successfully completing his academic studies, Amir decided to take up a soccer scholarship in the USA, and joined Elon University.