Sheffield FC foundation

The Sheffield FC Foundation offers a number of Football, Education and Community Programmes and initiatives. The Foundation consists of a number of partnerships with established education providers to offer students the opportunity to study programmes whilst training and playing football under the brand of Sheffield FC. Our programmes have a key focus on education whilst giving students a football development platform. All our education is delivered by the associated education provider.

The Foundation also offer overseas football teams, clubs, colleges and schools the opportunity to come to England for a football and cultural trip. We can tailor our programme to meet the needs of our guest. These programmes offer a football development training programme and match/game experience against UK football clubs. We also give our guests a real cultural experience and a chance to experience the UK.

Sheffield FC/Leeds United - Football and Education Partnership

Both clubs have come together with a clear vision in terms of strengthening our partnerships with lead education providers both domestically and internationally. We work closely with colleges, sixth form schools and universities. This is to enhance recruitment and the development of bespoke education programmes. The partnership may include: Brand usage to support recruitment and retention, Develop an enrichment programme with guest speakers including players and industry professionals, Elite Football coaching staff, Elite Player Development Programme and Teaching & learning staff with subject specialisms.

For more information about potential partnerships, please contact Sheffield FC Foundation Director, Chris Dolby.

Post 16 Scholarship Programmes

Sheffield FC hold men’s and women’s football scholarships at several Sixth Forms and Colleges within South Yorkshire. Our Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for talented 16 – 18 year old footballers to further develop their football education in addition to their academic studies. All students must select to study A Levels or a BTec Level 3 Qualification. You will be trained by a UEFA A/B Licensed coach, train four times a week, gain your FA Level One Qualification and maybe even get to use your skills overseas on one of our elective international trips. For more information about our Scholarship opportunities for the upcoming academic year, contact the dedicated leader from the educational institution you require.

Online Degrees

Sheffield FC and the Leeds United Sports College

online MBA degrees in partnership with 5global and Università Telematica Internazionale Uninettuno.

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For all Education enquiries, please contact General Manager, Richard Sheldon: