Rossall School's Elite Football Program

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Rossall School and Fleetwood Town's Elite Football Program

Since 2016, the Rossall School and Fleetwood Town Football Club have successfully collaborated to offer the Rossall Elite Football Program. This Private Football Program in the UK is for Boys and Girls aged 11 - 19 years. All level players, from all over the world are invited to experience this outstanding educational offering and the unique opportunity to receive excellent coaching following the League One team Fleetwood Town FC's ethos in the Poolfoot Farm complex, a fantastic professional training facility.

Rossall School, a private British prep-school, boasts an impressive one hundred and sixty acre campus situated in North West of England, a region which is home to Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton. Students of high school age can choose from a variety of academic tracks including GCSEs, A-Levels and IB programs.


Rossall School

Rossall School is located in the North West of England - near Manchester and Liverpool. The School was founded in 1844 and their students have made a deep impression in fields like sports, politics, literature and the performing arts.

Rossall has strong bonds with its local community and, in particular, Fleetwood Town Football Club. Many of Rossall Elite Football Program's players have progressed to play for Under 18 International squads and one student athlete was selected by his country to play in a world cup qualifier match. This pro experience program offers international footballers the opportunity to study at a leading independent school in the North while being immersed in the world of a professional league football team and club.


An Academic program to excel

Rossall School offers excellent facilities complemented by a commitment to achieving academic excellence. A professional staff delivers a rich and varied curriculum that challenges and inspires in equal measure.

Students aged 11 to 19 years are eligible for acceptance into the program. Rossall School offers courses in English as an Additional Language, GCSES, A Levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and BTECs in Sport Level 3 and Business Studies.

Over 60% of Rossall School students progress to Russell Group / Top 20 universities in the UK. An increasing number go on to pursue careers in the sports industry. In recent years, a number of students achieved full ride sports scholarships to leading universities in the United States.


The Football Program

The Rossall Elite Football Program with Fleetwood Town FC has several teams at various age groups for both boys and girls who compete in the national school competitions. Rossall teams have become a formidable force in the past few years, reaching the national semi-finals at various age groups.

Rossall has both a Junior (Years 9-10 [Ages 14-15]) and Seniors (Years 11-13 [Ages 15-19]) program. The Junior program has three training sessions a week and the Seniors includes six.

Rossall also has a Pre Junior Elite Program (Years 7-8 [Ages 11-13]). Pupils in this age group can enjoy first class football training and support from our Director of Football, a football activity each week, nutrition and performance supports as well as play with the Fleetwood Junior team.


Coaching and Training

Participants of Rossall Elite Football Program will follow Fleetwood Town's own academy program for a full school year with their time divided between Rossall School and Fleetwood Town's Poolfoot Farm Complex.

All players in the program will follow the FTFC club ethos which aims to "educate, develop and produce creative and dynamic players physically, technically and tactically astute".

Players in the academy are regularly monitored and discussed with club scouts, the academy and coaches. Individual learning programs and weekly player evaluations are put in place to ensure training is tailored to every player's needs and targets are set and reviewed regularly.


Elite Girls Soccer Program

Rossall School’s Elite Football Program for Girls is the first of its kind in the country. This is a program which offers more than high-quality coaching and exceptional facilities. Rossall School's girls soccer program has defined age-specific workloads and training programs to ensure that student-athletes have a clear pathway to progress and maximize their potential. We want to ensure equality of opportunity for girls who are keen to play professionally or work within the sports industry.

Girls may be chosen for opportunities for training and/or competition with the Fleetwood Town Academy teams including the Wrens, and against many of the leading youth teams in the North of England. This specific girls soccer program is for all aspiring young footballers who want to combine world-class coaching with all the benefits of boarding life at a leading UK independent school.

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Rossall Elite Football & Studies Program

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Rossall Football & Study Program

Per Year

  • International Baccalaureate
  • A Levels Diploma or BTECs in Sport Level 3
  • Elite Football Program

£ 41,840**

Program's fees are invoiced on a termly (semester) basis. There are 3 terms in an academic year, so the above is split into three equal amounts 3 x £12,280** (for Academics) + 3 x £1,667** (for Elite Football Program).

One or two terms program also available.

  • ** Pricing is only representative and Rossall School’s website dictates current pricing

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