Football Academy

The Football Academy at Middlesbrough College is managed by Premier Player, a team of experienced, ex-professional and expert coaches.

Building on your skills, the high quality sessions will work on a number of components that will help to transform you into the complete player.

You will learn skills, reflective of what is seen on the pitches today from pro players, whilst building up your confidence.

Students can expect up to 9 hours of professional coaching a week from ex-pros, Phil Stamp and Andy Collett.

The Football Academy boasts a well-planned and structured curriculum, and top fitness and SAQ sessions. Training is professional and structured around the FA 4 corner model, with a proven track record of helping many young players along the way to joining professional clubs such as Middlesbrough, Leeds, Sunderland, and Newcastle.

FAQs

One of our top players, Shawn Spozio has rather impressively been asked to represent the college in the English School Trials!

The Football Academy have had members progress into pro football everywhere from Middlesbrough and Newcastle United, to Coventry City and even Sweden!

Students can expect up to 9 hours of professional coaching a week from ex-pros, Phil Stamp and Andy Collett.

The Football Academy boasts a well-planned and structured curriculum, and top fitness and SAQ sessions. Training is professional and structured around the FA 4 corner model.


Player kits are Nike branded.

Academy members can be awarded a scholarship (which includes an iPad!), with exit routes to progress into coaching and playing in USA.

Coach Bios


Andy Collett

Former professional goalkeeper, Andy has played for the likes of Middlesbrough, Bristol Rovers and Darlington, making over 250 league appearances, whilst boasting an SFA A Licence, a GK Diploma and UEFA B Outfield and several GK licenses.

After time as a professional coach throughout the country, Andy set up Premier Player Football Academy, the largest private coaching company in the North East. 

Phil Stamp

Former England U21 midfielder, Phil, has a history playing for Middlesbrough, Hearts and Darlington, before he retired through injury.

Phil built a reputation as a powerful midfielder during his stint in the Middlesbrough team during its "Golden Era", playing alongside the likes of Juninho, Emerson, Ravenelli, Boksic and many other internationals.

Playing in the 1997 FA Cup Final against Chelsea, during his time as a player, he made a whopping 200+ league appearances.

Phil is currently head coach at Premier Player and has a wealth of knowledge and experience which helps any player he coaches improve.



What our academy students say...

Middlesbrough College Football Academy Testimonial

Richard Heslin
L3 Sports Leadership

I’m really enjoying my time at Middlesbrough College! My course covers so many different elements so I’m learning something new every day. The academy is a huge bonus too; I’ve been able to improve my football skills and I really enjoy the team environment. The coaches are always on hand to offer support and help you to get the best out of you as a player!

Middlesbrough College Football Sports Academy Testimonial

Charlie Parkes
A Levels

I played in the football academy at my school, so it was an obvious choice for me to progress on to Middlesbrough College as I knew there was a reputable team here. I’ve learnt a lot since joining the academy (as well as my course!) and it’s made me work hard towards my goal of getting a scholarship in America. I love it here!