The Football Academy
The Football Academy is now recruiting student athletes for the 2019 academic year. Apply online here.
All candidates for the Football Academy must be on a full-time course at SGS College. We offer academic opportunities for BTEC qualifications, A-levels, higher national diplomas and degree courses.
Candidates must also be over 16 from the start date of their chosen course. For more information you can contact the Head Coach at David.Hockaday@sgscol.ac.uk.
Best Football Programme within Education
Our Football Academy is well renowned, and twice it has been awarded the Best Football Programme within Education in the country by the Football Association. Over 25 of our graduates have been selected for English Colleges FA or English Schools FA national teams. Most notably, in 2016, we became the first ever Football Academy to produce six England internationals in one year, when three of our students represented the ESFA and three represented the ECFA respectively. The Football Academy has a proud history of producing teams that compete for trophies since it was established in 1999.
Our Football Academy currently plays in the English Colleges FA Centre of Excellence League and in the South West Counties’ League. We also regularly play friendlies against the professional clubs in the Bristol environs. Our second and third teams compete in the AOC Leagues and Cups. Our successes include winning the ECFA National Premier League three times. We have also won the ECFA League Cup, the ECFA Regional League and the British Colleges of Sport National Cup. Our Academy is also a six-time runner-up of the ECFA Champions League. At regional level, we have in the past won the South-West Counties League and Cup.