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Football Boarding School in England: Portsmouth FC Boarding Football Academy Program

Portsmouth FC is a professional football club from Portsmouth, England, currently competing in England’s League 1. In partnership with the Portsmouth FC Foundation and the Isle of Wight College, Portsmouth FC has established an affiliated youth football academy to develop youth footballers from the region under their own club philosophy and management.

IFX is an official partner of the Portsmouth FC Foundation Football Academy and the Isle of Wight College, providing opportunities for international football / soccer players from outside England to train within the Portsmouth FC development model and continue their education at a highly regarded College on the Isle of Wight, or for high school aged players at the prestigious Ryde School, a private boarding school in England. This elite football academy in England welcomes players from all over the world to apply.

Players who choose the IFX England – Portsmouth FC program will compete on one of the Portsmouth FC Foundation youth football academy teams, live with a carefully selected host family on the Isle of Wight, and study at the Isle of Wight College or Ryde School. Eligible students include both those in upper secondary (11th and 12th grade) as well as those who have already graduated from high school.


Portsmouth FC IOW Football Academy | Football Academy in UK

Players between 16 and 19 years old form the Portsmouth FC IOW Foundation Football Academy team. Coached by highly qualified and FA licensed trainers from the Foundation of the professional club Portsmouth FC, the Academy competes in a southern division of the National Football Youth League, a federated U19 league comprised mostly of professional English football clubs Foundation Academy teams.

Clubs like Chelsea, West Ham, Queens Park Rangers, Swindon Town, Fulham, Watford, Wycombe Wanderers, AFC Bournemouth are a few of the many UK professional football clubs who also field Foundation Academy teams in this highly competitive National Football Youth League.

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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful island situated at the very south of the UK, separated by a small stretch of water called The Solent. The island is just a 20 minutes ferry ride from Portsmouth or 10 minutes with hovercraft making the mainland extremely accessible. London is only an hour and a half by train from the Isle of Wight. All players start their journey with a fun and exciting trip on one of the various ferry routes.

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Ryde School: Private High School in UK

For students who are still in high school and looking for an excellent college preparatory education from a  highly regarded English prep school, Ryde School is a great choice. Ryde School with Upper Chine is a prestigious post secondary (high school) private boarding school, where students can choose from a broad offering of educational courses. Ryde School is located in the seaside town of Ryde, on the Isle of Wight.

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Boarding House of Ryde School

IFX players can choose to reside in the school’s residential boarding house at either their Bembridge or Spinnaker House, their new Upper Sixth Form boarding house in Ryde.

Students in residence at Ryde School live in single or shared rooms and receive experienced pastoral care from full-time staff located on-site. The Bembridge residence is the larger of the two residences, located a short distance from Ryde School by bus, whereby students are transported daily to and from school. It's picturesque country setting, and walking distance to the bluffs overlooking the British coast makes for an idyllic English prep school experience.

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Isle of Wight College - BTEC Football Development Program - Diploma in Sport

Students who prefer a more vocational education and sports focus, can choose to study in the Isle of Wight College's  BTEC Football Development Program at the Isle of Wight College, a vocational Level 3 Diploma in Sport. This educational diploma is the equivalent in England to graduating from high school, and renders recipients of the A level diploma eligible for studying at Universities in the UK.

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*Prices indicated are for host family accommodation. Residential Boarding option for Ryde School is an additional $2200 per term (3 terms per academic year).

*Portsmouth FC IOW football academy team season ends at end of April. Training continues through the end of May. No football training in June or July.

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