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Football Facilities & Courses

The Garden House Stamford is home to FCV International Football Academy. The UK’s First International Football Academy. During Term time the players live here and take part in professional football training with the aim they will make a future career out of it. Opened by Manchester United’s Ashley Young in 2007 the Academy has gone from strength to strength.

Guest coaches and managers are regulars here, like the Brighton and Hove Albion former manager Gus Poyet and premiership ref Kevin Friend. Gordon Strachan to Wayne Rooney, they’ve all been associated to FCV International Football Academy throughout its life. The coaching staff are the best; they have 3 UEFA A coaches including former managers and professional players who have graced the turf with the likes of Northampton to Spurs. Former pupils have gone onto playing professionally both here and abroad.

Courses range from Football Camps (5 days residential) to short course (1 week to 6 months) and full-time BTEC or A level 1/2 year programs.

Any group wanting to take part in a football training week will be getting the best facilities and coaching staff they could possible want. Groups can bespoke their time here and just use our facilities, or use them with our UEFA A coaches.


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