Football Academy

The college has a prestigious football academy accommodating both male and female players.

The academy is an inclusive and progressive programme which competes in the Hampshire College Leagues, League Cups as well as Regional & National Cup competitions.

Our academies follow a structured training programme, providing specialist coaching twice a week as well as competitive matches.

If you’d like to be part of the academy please contact us.

More about Football

What are the benefits?

The Academy is a tremendous platform for all aspiring athletes to gain outstanding coaching from highly qualified and experienced coaches.

As a Football Academy member, you will benefit from our longlasting links with English Premier League team AFC Bournemouth and local Southern League side Bashley. Both teams provide development support.

What facilities will I have access to?

Training takes place on campus using the grass pitches and astro turf.

You will also have access to the following facilities:

  • Fully equipped gym and fitness studio.
  • 25 acres of playing fields.
  • Brand new purpose built changing facilities.
  • Extended sports hall with basketball, badminton, tennis, netball and volleyball court.
  • Floodlit all-weather courts for netball and tennis.

Are there any fees?

The costs to join the academy are kept at a minimum, however we do ask all students to pay a £75 fee to join which goes towards all costs, such as league entries, referees, match fees, transport, insurance, pitch hire etc.

You will also be asked to purchase the Academy team kit.

Are there any entry requirements?

To join one of our academies you will need to have/be:

  • A good level of playing experience in your chosen sport be it from playing for your school or a club, county etc.
  • A willingness to learn and develop in your chosen sport.
  • A student studying a course at Brockenhurst College. Remember – you don’t have to study sport to be a member of the Sports Academy.
  • Between 16 -19 years old.

Will I be competing?

All of the Academies compete in competitions throughout the season.

These include county, regional and national competitions such as Hampshire Schools and Colleges Leagues and Cups, British Colleges Sport leagues and tournaments as well as other nationwide cup competitions.

There is also a full range of competitive opportunities for individual students to gain county, regional and national representation within their sport. This includes British Colleges Sport and National Governing Bodies talent identification systems.

    Why join the Academy?

  • Academy football is a well regarded programme which is open to both male and female players. It is a pivotal factor in a brilliant college experience for our students and supports them to take the next step on and off the pitch.
  • The Academy is proud to be part of a variety of leagues and competitions including: ESFA National Cup, Hampshire Colleges 1st, 2nd & 3rd Team Leagues, Hampshire Colleges 1st, 2nd & 3rd Team Cups, BCS Regional 6-a-side Competition and Hampshire Colleges 6-a-side Competition.
  • Former members of our Academy have gone on to play for Liverpool FC, Southampton FC, AFC Bournemouth, Burnley, Hull City and also as international representative honours for England and Wales.
  • Wales international, Sam Vokes attended Brock before he was a professional player, and so did Premier League star, Danny Ings.

Get Involved – Taster Sessions

We hold annual trials where you can find out more about our academies and how you can successfully take part in sport alongside your studies.

The programme is open to all Brock students, however we expect our academy players to have a good level of playing experience in their sport and a willingness to learn and develop.

You must also show full commitment to your team.

If you’d like to be part of the Academy please contact us.

Alternate sports

If Football isn’t your thing, we offer four other sports for you to choose from.

If you’d like to be part of the Academy please contact us.

AFC Bournemouth Female Elite Player (Football) Sport Programme Level 3

Are you a female football player wanting to make the most of your talents? If the answer is yes, then this is the ideal course for you.

This programme combines theory and practical sessions in anatomy, physiology, psychology and biomechanics, as well as membership of AFC Bournemouth’s Elite Female Player Programme.

Find out more


Find out more about the Sports Academy at one of our Open Events.

Open events


01590 625555 ext 259
Apply for the Sports Academy