Stoke City Football Education Academy

Are you a talented male or female footballer with ambitions of a career in football? If so, Stoke City Community Trust’s Football Education Academy is for you.

Alongside studies at the College, students will represent Stoke City in 11-a-side competition in the EFL Community & Education Alliance League, training twice a week and receiving top-level coaching from professional and experienced Stoke City staff.

How to Join

For further information on the programme, please email or FEA Female Lead, Dani Taylor at

Download the brochure to find out more!

Development Days

The Football Education Academy (FEA) will be hosting development days throughout the year for you to get a taste of what it’s like to be a player!

The FEA programme combines the chance to represent Stoke City Football Club in the EFL Community Education Alliance League alongside studying here at Stoke-on-Trent College.

The sessions are open to boys and girls currently in Years 10 and 11 who are looking to join the men’s and women’s 16-18 programmes.

Football Education Academy Lead, David Beswick, is looking forward to seeing players back on the grass: “It’s always good to get an opportunity to work with the players on a regular basis and we have seen a real benefit over the past three seasons of the development days as it helps coaches and players get used to each other in preparation for the season ahead.”

Upcoming Development Days

Monday 12 February 2024Thursday 15th February 2024
Wednesday 14th February 2024Friday 23rd February 2024

To secure your place please contact Samantha Bailey at They will contact you closer to the time with session details. You can also call (01782) 592252.

Visit the Stoke City FC site to find out more!

Meet Manuela

Manuela Delle studied Sports Coaching and Development at Stoke on Trent College achieving triple Merit!

Whilst at College, Manuela successfully progressed through the Stoke City Football Academy Programme and went on to make appearances for the first team!

Manuela Delle, former Stoke City Football Education Academy Player

Meet Thomas

Thomas Walton, former Sports student and SCFC Education Academy player achieved D* D* D* and has since been awarded a four-year scholarship at St.Louis in America to play football!

Tom excelled both on and off the pitch and has now begun his journey in the United States of America.

Tom Walton, former Stoke City Football Education Academy Player

Sports, Fitness & Coaching Courses

Whether you’d like to become a Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, P.E Teacher, Performance Analyst or wish to progress onto a University Degree course in a specialist field such as Physical Education, Sports Management, Sports Journalism or Psychology, we’ll work with you to explore the breadth of career routes available in the growing sports industry, whilst you gain invaluable practical experience.