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.

Our senior football programme is among the best in the UK. You'll receive high-level coaching and support to achieve peak performance and develop your talent alongside your degree, with specially tailored academic and sporting timetables.

Hartpury University FC

In 2020, Hartpury launched its first-ever non-League football club side, aimed at providing students with further opportunities to become professional footballers.

The squad comprises players aged 16 and upwards from the academies at Hartpury College and Hartpury University. 

In 2022, the team was crowned champions of the Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division, winning promotion to Hellenic League One. In the same season, the team also lifted the Herefordshire County Cup.

Expert coaches

Our Sports Academy staff are among the best in their respective fields. They’ve competed or worked at professional levels and continue to uphold their standards through strong links with their national governing bodies. Our coaches, medical staff, nutritionists, psychologists, and individual & team performance analysis will keep you performing at your peak.

Sport degrees

Our students graduate with the skills and confidence to succeed in a range of different careers, changing lives of professional athletes, people involved in community and school sports. Our outstanding facilities mean you can develop your skills as an industry specialist would.