Mens Football Academy
The college has a highly prestigious and well regarded football academy, which supports the development of all of its members.
The Academy is an inclusive and progressive program which competes in the Hampshire College Leagues, League Cups as well as Regional & National Cup competitions.
Our academy follows a structured training programme, providing specialist coaching twice a week as well as competitive matches.
Alongside the Academy teams, we have football enrichment allowing students regular access to football whilst also providing an on-going opportunity to be welcomed into the Academy.
Meet the team
Tom is a First class Sports Coaching graduate who arrived as Head of Football in September 2014 and is responsible for the development our football programme.
A UEFA B license holder Tom has also completed the UEFA A license preparatory course whilst working towards The FA Youth Award. Tom arrives with coaching experience in both male and female football at The University of Gloucestershire, Forest Green Rovers and West Bromwich Albion as well as Bashley Football Club.
Analytical roles have included spells with Exeter City FC and AFC Bournemouth whilst Tom has recently been appointed to the England Colleges FA National Coaching Staff.
Former Republic of Ireland international Liam has a wealth of experience as a player representing Portsmouth, Birmingham City, Coventry, Barnet and Havant & Waterlooville resulting in 374 professional appearances.
A UEFA qualified coach Liam has had managerial success at Havant & Waterlooville where he took his team to FA trophy semi-final. Liam joins Brockenhurst College after an eight year spell at Ebbsfleet United.
Leon is a former Brockenhurst student who is working towards completing his FA level 2 and Youth Module 2 in the near future. A Sports Studies graduate Leon has spent time refining his coaching skills in roles with both Team Solent and Southampton FC.
Leon also possesses personal training qualifications and is a level 2 gym instructor, which is of great benefit to the academy in offering our players a well-structured programme on and off the pitch. Since joining the Academy Leon has had a significant impact in improving our coaching environment whilst leading his side to a Hampshire Cup final.
Why Join Us?
Brockenhurst College has a highly prestigious and well regarded football academy, which supports the development of all of its members. The football Academy is a pivotal factor in a brilliant Brockenhurst experience for our students, whilst supporting them to take the next step on and off the pitch.
The team enters the following leagues and competitions throughout the year:
- ESFA National Cup
- Hampshire Colleges 1st, 2nd & 3rd Team Leagues
- Hampshire Colleges 1st, 2nd & 3rd Team Cups
- BCS Regional 6-a-side Competition
- Hampshire Colleges 6-a-side Competition
Over the last few years, our Mens Football team have had success within various competitions the academy programme has entered them in, including:
In 2010 & 2013 British Colleges National Cup Champions
British Colleges South East Performance League winners 2010/11
Two players selected for International Representative honours (Jordan Seabright (2010/11) and Adam Stride (2011/12)
Level three players have signed professional contracts with Football League Clubs AFC Bournemouth, Port Vale and Dagenham & Redbridge
I really enjoyed my time at Brock and looking back I think it has really benefited me going into a career in football. Whilst studying my BTEC I signed my first professional contract. During my second year I gained a move to a Championship club.Being part of the Football Academy has opened many doors.
Get Involved – Taster Sessions
If you fancy being part of the Academy, then come along to one of our Sports Academy taster sessions to find out more about our academies and how you can take part in sport alongside your studies. Our taster sessions are held in May each year.
Academy is open access to all Brock Students we expect our academy players to have a good level of playing experience in their chosen sport be it from playing for school or representing at a higher level such as club, county or regional.
We also expect to see a willingness to learn and develop and a full commitment to your team.
We would like to thank our Men’s Football Academy sponsors for their continued support.
Facilities, Costs and Venues
The rewards from the Sports Academy will be highly beneficial for any aspiring athlete’s development – you will play sport in a competitive professional environment, receive excellent coaching and benefit from outstanding training facilities. Training takes place at the college’s main campus using the sports hall and fitness suite.
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. Students will also be asked to purchase the Academy team kit.