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BCS Football Academy for International Students - Bournemouth, England

Home to some of the world’s greatest football clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea FC, and Arsenal, England is the country most desired to play in worldwide.

With a diverse landscape from large, bustling cities, to quaint towns and shires, England has something for everyone. With an excellent reputation for fashion, film, music, and football, England is the number one destination in the world for students.

Students who choose an academic year, 2-term or 1-term program in Bournemouth, England will attend the prestigious British Soccer School Bournemouth CS, a private British high school with its own soccer academy.

Students live in the school’s boarding house with other BCS students, and play for the BCS Football Academy, a competitive English football academy team affiliated with the professional premier league club AFC Bournemouth, one of the top British soccer teams in Southern England. The football academy is considered to be one of the leading British soccer school academies of its kind located in Dorset County in Southern England.


Soccer Academy UK - Academics

Bournemouth Collegiate School is a private, English preparatory boarding school and day school located in Bournemouth, England. The school was formed in 2009 through a merger of Uplands School and Wentworth College, both schools with roots dating back over a century. The high school soccer academy offers students a vast variety of course selection and programs of study including standard A Level courses leading to 3 or 4 A2 level qualifications (Year 12 and 13), Pre A Level Sixth Form courses, and standard GCSE courses (Year 10 and 11). Read More


English Pro Football club AFC Bournemouth Community Coaches

England is the founding father of the world’s most popular sport and today is home to the highest quality professional football league, the English Premier League. It is the world standard when it comes to professional football, and is home to some of the world’s most profound players and clubs.

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BCS Football Academy: British Soccer Schools and Teams

The BCS Football Academy is designed to allow players to access elite level coaching under their Player Development Pathway. The Academy is player centered with focus around individual improvement in their technical, physical, social and psychological attributes, based around the FA Four Corner Model. The Academy encourages players to express themselves with the ball and help them become imaginative and skillful footballers.

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BCS Boarding House – Accommodations

Students in the IFX Bournemouth Academy program live in the Bournemouth Collegiate School boarding house located next to the impressive sports hall on campus with the bedrooms wrapping around on two floors. BCS is a Co-Education School, meaning that we welcome both boys & girls. We recognize they are very different and we try to respond to that by welcoming them into BCS in the way that best suits them at whatever age they may be when they enter the school.

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Goalkeeper Training Options

Goalkeepers have the opportunity to get goalkeeper specific training as a part of their trainings with the BCS Football Academy teams. The goalie training is provided according to the teams’ weekly training plans whereby some days and trainings, goalkeepers will train and be integrated with the field players and team drills, playing their position, and on some days getting goalkeeper specific training and drills.

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*All dates are approximations and vary from year to year.
**Academic Year program is only available subject to extension after participation in Semester program.


NOTE: The IFX program to England has limited capacity, so students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadlines.

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