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Women's Football Academy

Loughborough College Sport Women's Football Academy is one of the leading FE college programmes in the country and have previously been crowned AoC Regional champions and made national finals. We have a fantastic relationship with Leicester City Football Club and Loughborough Lightening.

the training

Loughborough College Sport Women's Football Academy have two team training sessions.

Players also have access to drop in strength & conditioning sessions in our strength and conditioning suite by qualified strength & conditioning coaches and performance analysis support to take your game to the next level.

Selected players will also have a video analysis session once a week.

There are also various workshops that happen throughout the year on nutrition, psychology, anti-doping and athletes lifestyle.


The diagram below shows the options and routes available to you on the onsite delivery 5 year programme.

5 X 4 GCSE
(Inc. English & Maths)
5 X 5 GCSE
(Inc. English, Maths
& Science)
5 X 5 GCSE
(Inc. English, Maths
& Science)
5 X 5 GCSE
(differs per subject)
5 X 5 GCSE
(Inc. English, Maths
& Science)
5 X 5 GCSE
(Inc. English, Maths
& Science)
YEAR 1/2
BTEC Level 3
BTEC Level 3
Sport Science
BTEC Level 3
Sport Science +
1 A Level (Biology)
3 x A Levels BTEC Level 3
Sport Science +
1 A Level (Biology)
3 x A Levels
YEAR 3/4/5

Year 1 BTEC Level 3 Year 1 or A Level Year 1

Year 2 BTEC Level 3 Year 2 or A Level Year 2

Year 3 Year 1 of Undergraduate Degree

Year 4 Year 2 of Undergraduate Degree

Year 5 Year 3 of Undergraduate Degree


  • AoC League
  • AoC National Cup
  • AoC Regional Competition
  • Ad hoc friendlies against other FE colleges and Independent Schools
AOC Sport
  • Mackenzie Smith (North Carolina State University)
  • Jodie Hutton (Sheffield United & England U19's)
  • Ella McManus (Leicester City & Ireland U19's)
  • Freya Thomas (Nottingham Forest)
  • Iesha Rollins (MAC)
  • Isobel Sheridan (Derby County)
  • Marli Rhodes-Andrews (Derby County)
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How to apply for an academy.

  • Attend an Open Day
  • Apply for your course (online or at the Open Day)
  • Attend an applicant event for your programme of study
  • Once you have a place at Loughborough College on your chosen programme of study. you will be sent an email about which Sports Academy you are interested in joining - complete the form on the email
  • Apply for Accommodation if needed
  • Attend the Pre Programme Day for your programme of study (June)
  • Attend the Pre Programme Day for the Sport Academies (July)
  • Enroll on to your programme of study (August)
  • You will be invited to the training sessions for the first 2-4 weeks and squad selections will happen then (September)
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why loughborough
86 %

of our Level 3 learners went to university last year, gaining places at Loughborough, Durham and Exeter.

94 %

of learners said staff valued student's views and opinions about their study Programme

91 %

of learners said the College campus provides a safe environment

90 %

of learners said that teachers had high expectations that they would succeed on their study programme

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