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Manchester Football + English Study 16+
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Manchester Football & English

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Dedicate yourself full-time to developing your football skills, showcasing your talent to professional clubs and continuing your education. You will live the professional football academy experience in Manchester, the home of English football, having English language lessons every morning and professional football training each afternoon.

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IH Manchester will provide you with a carefully selected local homestay host. Or if you are over 18 years old, you can choose to live in an independent self-catering student residence (depending on availability).

Class size
maximum 20 students per class
English lessons per week
15 hours per week
Football training per week
10 hours per week
16th January 2017 - 16th June 2017
17th July 2017 - 15th December 2017
1 week - 22 weeks
Accommodation included
Standard homestay accommodation (half board Mon-Fri, full board at weekends)
Students may share a twin room with another player on the football programme
Kit Bundle
1 tracksuit, 2 training kits, 2 polo shirts, 1 hoodie
Airport transfers
On arrival and departure, Manchester or Liverpool airport only
GuardMe travel insurance - please see key facts document at bottom of page
England Football AcademyManchester, England
January-June or July-December | September-DecemberManchester, England
January-June or July-December | September-December


EduKick Soccer Academies distinguishes itself with its commitment to safety, security and supervision.

Located in south-central part of North West Manchester, England.

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Manchester, England

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with an estimated population of 503,000. Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. The city is notable for its architecture, culture, music scene, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact and sporting connections. Manchester is served by two universities, including the largest single-site university in the UK, and has the country's third largest urban economy. Manchester is also the third-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors, after London and Edinburgh, and the most visited in England outside London. Mancunians as they are known are very proud that the City host two of the most worldwide known English Premiership teams Manchester United and Manchester City.

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Manchester Football Training Location

The EduKick Manchester Training Complex is located just 3 miles from the EduKick Manchester School and Manchester City Centre and comprises of 1x Fitness Suite (Cardiovascular, Resistance/strength, Cable and Free weights), 1x Full size third generation artificial turf field, 1x 7v7 third generation artificial turf field, 4x 5v5 third generation artificial turf fields, 11x Full size natural grass fields, Changing rooms/showers, Meeting room and Cafe

Ten Acres Lane, Newton Heath, Manchester M40 2SP, UK
FRW5+M7 Manchester, UK

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Accommodations in England

Homestay or Student Residence (18+).

Players 16+ are homestayed while 18+ have the option to reside in Student Residence.

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Carefully selected hosts.

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We offer 3 types of accommodation for students joining our football academy in Manchester

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Executive Homestay


There will be a supplement added if a student requires executive homestay. Guests enjoy their own private bathroom and larger bedroom generally with double bed.

Home stay hosts are carefully selected and are experienced with long term international student care.
Half board (Monday-Friday) - Full Board (Weekends)

Students are expected to travel independently from host families to the City Centre School each day using public transport. While settling in at their new host families, students will be advised on the best way to travel. The cost per week of travel to the students can ranged from £20 – £35 per week dependant upon location of the selected host family.

Meals provided in Home Stay Accommodation
Monday to Friday – Breakfast & Dinner
Saturday & Sunday – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Standard Homestay


  • Sharing a bathroom with host family
  • Half board (Monday-Friday) - Full Board (Weekends)
  • Host family kitchen

All home stay hosts are carefully selected and experienced with long term international student care.

Students are expected to travel independently from host families to the City Centre School each day using public transport.

While settling in at their new home stay, students will be advised on the best way to travel.

The cost per week of travel to the students can range from £20 - £35 per week depending on the location of the selected host family.

Meals provided in Home Stay
Monday to Friday - Breakfast & Dinner
Saturday & Sunday - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Standard Homestay
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Student Residence

Accommodation - age 18+

Sanctuary Students Salford Tramways Student Residence offers 228 fully furnished, en-suite bedrooms, arranged in flats of 4 or 6. The lounge and kitchen areas are great spaces for you and your housemates to cook, chat and relax. Private en-suite room, shared kitchen and living area.

Free contents insurance, all inclusive bills, Free building-wide Wi-Fi and 4MB broadband in your room.

Distance from city centre school – Approx. 25 mins via public transport.

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Kitchen and bedding packs

Most residences do not supply bedding or kitchen equipment. Bedding and kitchen packs are available as an optional extra

Sanctuary Students Salford Tramways Student Residence offers 228 fully furnished, en-suite bedrooms, arranged in flats of 4 or 6. The lounge and kitchen areas are great spaces for you and your housemates to cook, chat and relax. Private en-suite room, shared kitchen and living area.

Free contents insurance, all inclusive bills, Free building-wide Wi-Fi and 4MB broadband in your room.

Distance from city centre school – Approx. 25 mins via public transport.

Bedding pack
63.00 GBP:

  • Duvet
  • Pillow
  • Pillow Case
  • Sheet
  • Duvet Cover
  • Bath Towel
  • 2 x Toilet Rolls

Kitchen Pack
37.00 GBP

  • Stainless Steel Table Fork-Knife-Spoon-Teaspoon
  • White Dinner Plate-Side Plates-White Bowl
  • White Conical Mug-Tulip Tumbler-Scissors
  • Butterfly Can Opener-All Purpose Knife
  • Lever Wine Corkscrew & Bottle Opener
  • Cream Plastic Colander
  • Black Nylon Slotted Turner-Serving Spoon
  • Black Shiny Frying Pan 10″/25cm
  • Stainless Steel Sauce Pan 6.3″/16cm

Manchester Football Staff

Javier Mallo

Michael Brennan


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Javier Martin

Peter Hayes


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Manchester Football Coaching Staff

Matthew Lowe

Matthew Lowe

Football Coach

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Jon Macken

Jon Macken

Football Coach

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Manchester Football Faculty

John O’Leary

John O’Leary

School Principal

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Julie Battesti

Julie Battesti

Accommodation and Welfare Officer

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Manchester Football Faculty

Katie Hayes

Katie Hayes


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Emma Keene

Emma Keene

Marketing Manager

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Manchester City Center

EduKick's City Centre school is just a few minutes walk from the Manchester transport hub of Piccadilly Gardens. The City centre school, located in Brook house, Spring Gardens, Manchester, is modern, light and comfortable. With 7 classrooms and two student lounges, there is plenty of space for players to study and relax.

Year Long, Half Year and Monthly students are taught each morning at our own private school located in the centre of Manchester. Classes take place 9.00am - 1.00pm Monday - Friday and there are four (4) study options available

  1. BTEC Level 3 Sub Diploma in Sport (performance & exercise)
  2. English language program
  3. K12 - USA (grade 9 - 12)
  4. IGCSE or A Level

School Staff

All our school staff are available all day and every day in case you have any questions and need help or advice.

Throughout the duration of their course EduKick students will have the opportunity to gain extra qualifications in sport and soccer as an optional extra. These qualifications will include:

  • FA Refereeing
  • FA Level 1 Football Coaching
  • First Aid
  • Child Protection Certificate

Each EduKick student will be supported through these qualifications and guided as to the relevant level of qualification correct for them should they wish to pursue them.

Trial program participants receive daily English language classes or sample BTEC Diploma in sport classes where they learn about nutrition, fitness, tactics & psychology as they apply to soccer

school staff
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English Program

Choose English language option

If you choose the English language option you will receive 15 hours per week of English language lessons. The lessons are provided at the school by International House Manchester’s qualified tutors. On arrival, all English language students receive an individual Needs Analysis interview, so the school knows exactly what each student needs. This interview also allows the school to assess the student’s specific strengths and weaknesses when speaking and listening. We’ll also take a sample of each student’s writing and ask them to complete a grammar/vocabulary exam, so we can prepare clear, personalised learning goals for each student.

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After finishing the needs analysis, students are assigned to a class which corresponds to their CEFR level in English. We introduce new students to their teachers and classmates, and we check after the first class and throughout the week that everything is going well. Students also have a face-to-face individual tutorial every two weeks with their teacher. The Principal and Director of Studies are also available to talk to outside of class. We will advise students on which exam is best for them e.g. IELTS / Cambridge PET, FCE or CAE

English Lessons, Teaching & Learning

General English classes provide tuition in:

  1. Grammar
  2. Vocabulary
  3. Listening
  4. Speaking
  5. Reading
  6. Pronunciation
  7. Writing
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International House Manchester is committed to helping students communicate effectively using natural English.

Our Teaching and learning policy

In classrooms at EduKick Manchester, teachers will:

  1. Use the target language only, systematically building on what students already know. We’ll use and teach natural language based on the needs of the students in the class.
  2. Present language in clear contexts and situations supported with real life and relevant examples. We believe that learning English means being able to use it when you need it. We want students to understand English grammar, but more importantly we want students to be able to use it. However, we won’t only work on grammar. Natural vocabulary and pronunciation will be equally important parts of your lessons.
  3. Support students to work out meanings and use of the target language themselves and give students lots of opportunities to practise language in structured, purposeful activities which reflect their English language needs. Feedback on performance will be provided at appropriate stages of the lesson in a friendly, helpful way to improve accuracy while developing fluency. Fluency activities will be personalised, where possible, to the learners. Teachers will plan their lessons so there are lots of chances for the students to communicate in English.
  4. Give students language skills training in reading, writing, listening and speaking, so that they are able to both consolidate classroom learning more effectively and become more independent language learners.
  5. Add variety to their lessons, making them motivating for the students.
  6. Be open to the opinions of the students. As well as having one-to-one tutorials every two weeks, in which the students and teachers will work together to assess learning and objectives, students should feel comfortable coming to the teacher at appropriate times with problems or concerns.
  7. Set homework to consolidate teaching and learning that has taken place during each lesson.
  8. Encourage students to take notes and organise materials, making sure all students have a record of their work.
  9. Be sensitive to personalities, personal motivations, cultural differences, job requirements, exam goals and individual needs in planning, teaching and all dealings with students.

at International House Manchester, students are expected to:

  1. Work in pairs, groups, and as a class to practise recently taught language in a variety of practice activities.
  2. Use the target language only.
  3. Consolidate and build upon what has been taught in class through completing homework tasks set.
  4. Be sensitive to other students’ personalities, cultural differences and individual needs in the class.

Football Training

In Manchester, England!

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Tactical Football Coaching

Team play and tactics are an important part of the game. Being part of the EduKick Manchester Academy means being part of the EduKick Manchester team and competing weekly in competitive fixtures. Our coaches will work on tactical elements of the English game. The players will begine to develop their tactical awareness; including shape, movement, set plays, defending and attacking as a team. These elements of training will be worked on both on the pitch, where players will receive lectures on the English game, what to expect, the laws of the game and both basic and complex tactics. Throughout the season the EduKick Manchester team will film as many fixtures and training sessions as possible for post-match analysis. This is a great opportunity for players to reflect on and discuss their performance and identify exactly where they need to improve.

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Technical Football Coaching

Simple repetitive drills will be introduced to ensure that players can master the basic skills of the game. These sessions will continue over the season to ensure steady improvement. Many players continue with training drills in order to maintain their level of skill. David Beckham famously practised free kicks alone after training each day. Adopting good habits in your training is key. Players are also encouraged to understand the importance of warming up and cooling down and are expected to quickly take personal responsibility for their warm up.

Self-guided learning was introduced in the 2014/2015 season and is valuable to every player’s individual technical development. These comprise of short periods of time at the beginning or end of each session where all players are asked to choose an area of their game that they wish to work on. The choice is based around the skill targets set in tutorials and coaching sessions. During this time players are given the time to work at their own pace and the coaches are on hand to assist and advise if needed

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Football Stamina, Endurance & Fitness Coaching

EduKick Manchester coaches will conduct fitness sessions. These sessions will include speed, agility and quickness sessions, core stability, endurance and football fitness. The English game is a physically demanding game, not only with endurance and overall fitness, but players can experience tough physical challenges on and off the ball. Upper body strength and core strength can be key to a successful player.

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Individual Tutorials

Each player will meet with a senior staff member twice per term. This will provide the perfect opportunity to obtain specific and individual feedback to ensure the welfare, safety and satisfaction off all EduKick Manchester students. This procedure will ensure a happy stay and continued improvement in all aspects of the course. These meetings will also provide our course leaders the opportunity to set the students personal targets and provide feedback to parents.

Towards the end of the course these sessions will also provide the perfect opportunity by which to assist each individual player to progress from the course and advice on the best career opportunities available to them.

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Competitive Games

All players will be involved in the competitive fixture programme. Throughout the season EduKick Manchester plays regular fixtures against a variety of different opponents. This offers a range of levels and challenges, along with opportunities for the players. The games are normally against UK college or University teams. However, we also often play some of the local academy teams and semi pro clubs. These games give the players the opportunity to put into practice what they have been working on in training. The games can also provide focus for training. Furthermore, the games give the players the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of professional club scouts and coaches.

These games are filmed and retained for the season. All the players are encouraged to take copies of these games for their own use and analysis. Many clubs will ask to see video footage of a player and so this footage proves to be a great tool for players trying to obtain trials.

NEW for the 2015/2016 season will be the sportscam filming, where the majority of the fixtures will be filmed, from an elevated angle, giving a much better overview of the team and individual performance.

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Manchester Football Player Successes

Pursue your professional soccer dreams

Manchester Football Success Stories

Showcasing the success of an accomplished football academy

We're proud of the professional soccer players we've produced. Each one demanded something different so we found the answer.

Miguel Hamutenya Successful Footballer Story

Miguel Hamutenya

Professional with Norwegian 2nd division club Strommen FC.ustry

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Duncan McCormick

Duncan McCormick

Seattle Sounders MLS & Wake Forrest!

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Eric Behrens Successful Footballer Story

Eric Behrens

EduKick 2013 German Alumni Eric Behrens has signed a contract with English Championship club Derby County Youth Academy.

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Lawrence Hanna

Lawrence Hanna

English League Two club Accrington Stanley FC

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Sam Zimmermann Successful Footballer Story

Sam Zimmermann

EduKick Alumni Sam Zimmermann represented the Lichtenstein National U21 Team

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Nazar Kmit

Nazar Kmit

Professional footballer for Ukraine 2nd Division FC Skala

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Davide Somma Successful Footballer Story

Davide Somma

English Premier League Leeds United!

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Nico Muniz

Nico Muniz

Spanish 3rd Division professional team C.F.Pozuelo de Alarcon.

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Who May Participate?

Attention Competitive Football Players

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Can you participate?

Competitive footballers from 16 years of age are eligible to register!

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Football Player Safety

EduKick Soccer Academies distinguishes itself with its commitment to safety, security and supervision.

Located in south-central part of North West Manchester, England.

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Safety, Security, & Supervision

A safe family environment ideal for our players.

"Manchester" is a quiet neighbourhoud away from the city hussle but still with an excellent public transport connection to the city centre.

EduKick Football Academies distinguishes itself with its commitment to safety, security and supervision. Football Academies' students have adult monitors/mentors assigned to them as part of the program for continual service, supervision and mentorship. EduKick Football Academies participant events and activities are also carefully monitored and supervised. EduKick Football Academies Program rules and regulations are designed to ensure the safety and security of our soccer player participants (i.e. curfews, permission to exit regulations, etc). All football player participants are required to carry personal health insurance. During our technical training sessions we have on-site non-emergency medical trainers and personnel who can provide basic athletic-injury care and support. EduKick Football Academies is committed to establishing an atmosphere that is safe and nurturing for our participants. We believe that after these basic needs are met for both our foreign and domestic student athletes, an environment conducive to learning a new language and footballr training is made comfortable and effective.

Dates and Fees Manchester England
Parent Manual English

Program Length and Tuition Fees

Academic Full Year (Aug. - Jun.)

Academic Half-Full Year (Jan. - Jun.)
$26,990.00 USD | $19,990.00 USDAcademic Half Year (5 Months)
 $29,990.00 USD
Airfare not included.

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Manchester Pro Trials Features

  • Training - Players live, train daily, and compete in weekly matches. Players will also study from 2-6 weeks prior to the pro trial event.
  • Guest Speakers - Guest speakers from the world of Football & Sport will be teaching depending upon their availability.
  • Trial Events - Attend one professional football trial event, with UK pro club officials, scouts and representatives in attendance
  • Ground Transport - Private bus transportation between EduKick’s Manchester school and the football training facility.
  • Education - Daily education classes (BTEC Diploma in Sport, English language classes or online USA Grade 10, 11 or 12)
  • Player Prep - Players will receive an online player profile/CV
 and a full training kit.
  • Full Gym - Access to a fully equipped Gym 7 days a week.
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  • Showcase - Guest coaching sessions with professional football clubs/coaches in the northwest giving you an opportunity to showcase your talent.
  • Active Monitoring - Team meetings with match or training analysis are held to ensure the best learning experience with academy reports & feedback.
  • Accommodation - Host family Accommodation is provided for ages 16 & 17, but is optional for those aged 18 and above.
  • Air Transport - Airport transfers on arrival & departure at the start and end of the course.
  • 24 Hour Helpline - Our 24 hour on call helpline will always be available if assistance is needed.)
  • Insurance - Student insurance is provided for the duration of their 6 week stay.
  • Support - Welfare support and guidance will be given if need be.