Hartpury is the ideal setting for talented football players to combine top level football in a professional atmosphere whilst furthering their education. You will have the opportunity to compete at the very highest level of university sport and complete your studies in a variety of engaging degree subjects.
As five-time winners of the English Colleges’ Football Association National Championship, ECFA Premier League Champions for five of the last six years, British Colleges National Cup Champions and two-time English Schools Football Association U18 National Champions, Hartpury’s Junior Football programme has established itself as the best in the UK. Offering talented players the chance to experience a professional club atmosphere, Hartpury Football has an outstanding track record of developing players as well as furthering their education.
Hartpury players have gone on to secure professional contracts in the UK and across the world. Graduate David Accam who played Champions and Europa league football for Swedish side Helsingborg IF has recently signed for Chicago Fire in the MLS scoring 21 goals in his debut season. Matt Smith another graduate is now playing in the Thai premier league for Bangkok Glass FC having also represented Australia on three occasions. Jake Gosling plays in League Two for Bristol Rovers after being an important part in their 2014/2015 promotion from the National League Premier and Abdul Majeed Waris is currently playing in France in the Ligue 1 for FC Lorient after spells with Spartak Moscow and Trabzonspor. Waris has also represented Ghana 19 times as well as playing in the 2014 World Cup. In Sweden we have graduates Samuel Mensah playing for Östersunds FK in the Allsvenskan (Premiership) and Thomas Boakye playing for Varbegrs BoIS in the Superettan (Division 1) league.
We’ve developed the perfect all-round package to take your football to the next level. As part of an elite squad, it’s designed to support your development by offering access to professional services including performance analysis software, nutrition, physiotherapy and strength & conditioning. Details on the benefits and costs for those enrolling in September 2017 will be confirmed in early 2017.
Tailor made timetables will keep players at their best both on and off the pitch and most take the opportunity to play football at an appropriate level outside of Hartpury.
Hartpury football has excellent links with clubs including Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers, Hereford FC , Swindon Town, Bristol Rovers, Newport County, Weston Super Mare, Gloucester City, Bristol City and Exeter City F.C giving players the perfect platform to take the next step in their career. Fourteen trophies in ten years is proof that our forward-thinking training and coaching methods are helping players reach their full potential.