Sport > Football Programme

Football Trials & Scholarship Assessment Day
Saturday 24 February 2024 | 2pm

Children aged 12 to 16 are invited to trial for our Football Programme, which is delivered in conjunction with Champion Football Academy.

Sport scholars are selected for exceptional skill, leadership and commitment in their chosen sport. All scholars must contribute to the wider life of the school and are chosen because we believe they will benefit from our unique ethos.

Children who do not live in the UK can be considered via online interview and video showcase if they contact us before the Assessment Day. To attend in person or be considered online, please fill in this form, or read on if you would like more information about the programme.

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About the Football Programme

If selected for our Football Programme, you can be assured of the best levels of football training. The scheme is unique to Milton Abbey School and is delivered in conjuction with FA-accredited coaches from Champion Sports Group, who run an academy on-site.

We accept applications from talented footballers who will be aged between 13 and 16 when joining the school. Selection will be based on footballing skills and potential, with ability-based scholarships and means-tested bursaries available. It is available to UK and International boarding students, plus local day pupils who are able to attend additional evening and weekend training sessions.

We offer:
  • A full programme covering your education, football and core fitness training, mental and tactical sports development, and competitive fixtures
  • Study for sports qualifications, plus other core subjects, to ensure you have a rounded education
  • Play and train regularly during the week - including in school sports sessions, academy training, and competitive matches
  • We will help prepare you with the mental, strategic and financial tools you need as a professional athlete
  • Train and study in an inspiring and safe countryside setting, with a huge range of other extra-curricular and social activities available at the school
Our facilities include:
  • Outstanding grass pitches, regularly inspected and superbly maintained by our grounds team
  • An all-weather multi-use pitch and indoor sports hall is also available for training sessions
  • Access to our conditioning gym, private swimming pool, on-site golf course and cycling studio to help maintain your overall fitness
  • Full-time on-site medical staff and a private Health Centre on the school grounds
For more information or to apply for the programme, contact the Admissions Office.