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The Soccer Development Programme

Northumbria University offers students of any gender the opportunity to join the i2i International Soccer Academy.

The Soccer Development Programme allows student athletes to develop their skills and experience by training in a professional environment for 15 hours per week, led by a host of UEFA qualified coaches who boast both playing and coaching experiences within the English Premier League across multiple clubs including, Manchester City, Leeds United, Sunderland, Nottingham Forrest and Hull City.

Holding internationally recognised UEFA Pro and A coaching licences, i2i coaches work closely with each individual player to help maximise their soccer abilities and support them to pursue a range of career options, inside and outside of the sports industry.

As part of the Soccer Development Programme, student athletes are eligible for selection to represent i2i U21 and U23 teams in regional competition, whilst also representing both Northumbria University and i2i in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league and cup competitions (the UK NCAA equivalent). Alongside league fixtures, student athletes can play in showcase fixtures against professional and semi-professional teams over a 9-month season spanning 35+ games.

Annual fees for our International Soccer Academy programmes are £31,500 for EU and international students per year. These fees include tuition, the soccer development programme and accommodation.



Our staff will give you an insider’s perspective of coaching. You will be supported by experienced academics and industry experts, several of whom are renowned for their work in coaching across the world.

The International Federation for Gymnastics, the Rugby Football Union, Sport England, British Gymnastics, the Youth Sport Trust, the English Federation for Disability Sport, British Tennis, British Equestrian Federation, British Rowing and Football League Education have all benefitted from the expertise of Northumbria staff.

This experience means that you’re never just getting theory. Our staff have tested what they teach you at the highest possible level.

View our full i2i team here.

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