Join the football academy
As well as top level coaching, our elite players have access to performance services that can include physiotherapy, sports psychology, nutrition advice and strength and conditioning. All academy students also have access to our exceptional sports facilities, from the cardio and power gyms to the six grass and two 3G pitches and the human performance laboratory.
Twenty-two national football titles, thirty-two professionals and six full internationals in 13 years is proof that our forward-thinking training and coaching methods are helping players reach their full potential.
In order for you to be selected onto the football programme, you must first be applying for, or have already accepted, a place onto an academic course at University Centre Hartpury.
Our elite squad will regularly include players who have been with a professional club either as an apprentice or a full-time professional. Others can expect to have had at least extensive trials with professional clubs prior to joining Hartpury.
The elite squad normally comprises of our top two sides: the elite and elite development teams. The players who do not make this squad will have the chance to play regular football and develop at a competitive level.
Trials for prospective players will be held over the course of the year, with the purpose of identifying talented players.
Ultimately places in the programme will be offered based on prior experience, your sporting CV and trials.
Graduate destinations and industry links
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 and made the All-Star team in his second season.
Matt Smith is now playing in the Thai premier league for Bangkok Glass FC and Abdul Majeed Waris, who represented Ghana at the 2014 World Cup, is currently playing in France in Ligue 1 for FC Lorient after spells with Spartak Moscow and Trabzonspor.
Hartpury football has excellent links with clubs including; Ostersunds FK (Sweden), FC Nordsjaelland (Denmark), Derby County FC, Fulham FC, Birmingham City FC, Bristol City FC, Bristol Rovers FC, Exeter City FC, Cheltenham Town FC, Swindon Town FC, Newport County FC, Gloucester City FC and Hereford FC, giving players the perfect platform to take the next step in their career.