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International Academy

Morecambe Football Club is pleased to offer unique opportunities for players based overseas.

Do you want the opportunity to train as a professional footballer and put your best foot forward in front of our coaches and scouts?

What is the International Academy?

The chance to take your game to the next level!

Eat, train and play like a professional footballer. In partnership with FA Sports Management the Morecambe International Academy is an intense 10-week-long program where players will be training hard, day-in and day-out with the coaches such as Darren Finch, who has more than 30 years of coaching experience, and 30 coaching certificates.

As well as Stewart Drummond, who made more than 300 first-team appearances for the Shrimps.


There will also be high-level games each week against professional clubs, where your skill will be showcased and watched by top scouts all over the UK. Former Chief Scout of Manchester United, David Hobson, Founder of the PFSA with 29,000 scouts under his belt will also be in attendance. 

Strength and conditioning training will test you to the limit to make your strengths into SUPER strengths and turn your weaknesses into strengths.

All accommodation is included in the package, five minutes away from the training facilities. Players will be provided with three meals-a-day from our high-standard chefs, tailored to your needs.

Along with the training, players will be able to complete their Talent ID courses through the PFSA.

If you make an impression on the coaches and scouts throughout your stay with us, there is a possibility that they will extend your visa.

International Academy | Ethan & Guy from Australia - VIDEO


10-week residency / daily training - weekly games

Our 10-week full-residency program has been meticulously designed and incorporates;

  • Training sessions are led by our UEFA A & B qualified coaches, as well as strength and conditioning coaches.
  • Weekly games against other clubs.
  • Showcase games in which you play against some of Britain’s best prospects in front of our network of highly-respected and influential scouts.
  • A vigorous strength and conditioning coaching program specifically tailored to your position with unlimited access to our gym.
  • Individual weekly check-in sessions with coaches to review progress achieve set goals and determine how you can improve.
  • Full playing and training kit.
  • Receive your Level scouting qualifications through the PFSA.

If you make a significant impression on our coaches and scouts throughout your 10-week residency, there is a possibility that we will consider the extension of your VISA.

This will be seen as a recommendation from our agents with the view of you being put forward to play for a professional club.


Cost & Finance

The total cost of this once in a lifetime experience is £10,999.00, which includes all transportation to-and-from Manchester Airport, accommodation for the entirety of the trip, as well as three meals-per-day prepared by our specially appointed native chefs, all training from our world-class coaches, all games and unlimited access to our gym.

The application process and corresponding time scales are as follows; 



"I would like to thank everyone at Morecambe FC for making me feel so welcome and for the wonderful experience – I will never forget it." click here to read more

"Thank you, your staff, the players and all at the club for making Guy feel so welcome during his stay at Morecambe FC. He feels he has come out of it quicker, fitter and with a greater understanding of what life at a professional football club can offer him." click here to read more

International Academy | Isaac Duncan-Daley, Daniel Da Silva & Evan Velonas - VIDEO

You can find out more about the International Academy here