University football academy

Over 35 students signed professional contracts worldwide

Four times BUCS national champions

Nine times ECFA Premier League champions

As a talented footballer you’ll have the chance to study, train and play in an environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional club. Hartpury has an outstanding track record of developing players as well as preparing them for a career beyond their sport.

We’ll help you balance your studies and your football commitments. You’ll benefit from our extensive links with professional and non-league clubs, allowing you to combine playing for Hartpury and an external football club. There will also be opportunities to play professional teams in exhibition fixtures, gain invaluable work experience and build links for your future career.

You’ll learn from some of the best coaches at Hartpury. We’ll support you to achieve excellence in your academic studies and your football. You’ll enjoy our extensive links with professional and non-league clubs, allowing you to play for Hartpury and an external football club. While you’re with us, you can gain invaluable work experience and build links for your future career.

We design your timetable with you in mind, meaning you'll get the best from your qualification and your training. As well as weekly sessions from dedicated coaches, you’ll have opportunities to compete at your level of university sport. The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues are your chance to compete against some of the UK’s top teams.

Facilities

Improve all aspects of your game on-site with access to our specialist facilities. Two all-weather 3G pitches and three grass pitches provide the perfect surface to play football. You’ll also benefit from access to our performance services. Strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, and nutritionists to lifestyle management and game analysis will keep you performing at your peak.

Our Sports Academy facilities give you access to treatment suites, as well as human performance and biomechanics labs.

My time at Hartpury was great for me in terms of my development, both in education and in football.”

Abdul Majeed Waris Ghana international, professional footballer

Sport degrees

Our students go on to change the lives of professional athletes, as well as the people involved in community and school sports. They also graduate with valuable skills to succeed in a range of different careers.

We're home to top-level coaches, sport and exercise scientists, nutritionists, conditioners, medics and athletes, across 10 Sports Academy programmes, as well as our student-led rugby team, Hartpury RFC. Our Sports Academies have produced over 200 international sports stars over recent years.

Our outstanding sports facilities mean you can develop your skills as an industry specialist would.

You’ll benefit from some of the UK’s most advanced sports technology including an anti-gravity treadmill, altitude chamber, high-tech 3D tracking cameras and high-resolution digital mirrors.