Stoke City Football Education Academy

Are you a talented male or female footballer with ambitions of a career in football? If so, Stoke City Community Trust’s Football Education Academy is for you.

Alongside studies at the College, students will represent Stoke City in 11-a-side competition in the EFL Community & Education Alliance League, training twice a week and receiving top-level coaching from professional and experienced Stoke City staff.

How to join

For further information on the programme, please email or call 01782 592252.

Download the brochure to find out more!

Forthcoming Development Days

The Football Education Academy (FEA) will be hosting development days throughout the year for you to get a taste of what it’s like to be a player!

The FEA programme combines the chance to represent Stoke City Football Club in the EFL Community Education Alliance League alongside studying here at Stoke-on-Trent College.

The sessions are open to boys and girls currently in Years 10 and 11 who are looking to join the men’s and women’s 16-18 programme.

Football Education Academy Lead, David Beswick, is looking forward to seeing players back on the grass: “It’s always good to get an opportunity to work with the players on a regular basis and we have seen a real benefit over the past three seasons of the development days as it helps coaches and players get used to each other in preparation for the season ahead.”

To secure your place on the Development Days, please contact David Beswick at or (01782) 592252.

Case Study

Manuela Delle studied Sports Coaching and Development at Stoke on Trent College achieving triple Merit!

Whilst at College, Manuela successfully progressed through the Stoke City Football Academy Programme and went on to make appearances for the first team!

The College made sure Manuela was given the highest chance to succeed and her incredible success is a testament to her hard work and determination to study her course whilst also performing at an elite level in football.

Manuela Delle, Stoke on Trent College student