The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. The course has been designed to…
Myerscough College is a successful FA ‘Charter Standard’ College and a winner of the FA's prestigious Football Development College ‘National Award’ for its range of coaching programmes. These achievements recognise our excellence in football education and confirm our standing as one of the top colleges for football development in England. We are committed to providing the best opportunities for young people who wish to develop their footballing talent alongside their academic studies.
At Myerscough, we pride ourselves on providing opportunities for our students to test themselves against the best of the rest. In 2013, we achieved an unprecedented treble of the ECFA U19 North West Premier Championship, National Premier Cup and ECFA Champions of Champions Cup. In 2014, another strong season also culminated in a place in the ECFA Cup Final.
Our football academy is overseen by FA and UEFA Licensed coaches with huge amounts of real-world experience. Phil Brown, the head of our academy, is first team manager at Lancaster City, as well as a youth coach with Preston North End. Other coaches have played for professional teams including Hull City and Preston North End.
Former Myerscough students can be found on football pitches across the country, at all levels of the game. Cardiff and Republic of Ireland midfielder Anthony Pilkington, Bolton Wanderers winger Craig Noone, Rochdale’s Joe Bunney and Morecambe striker Rhys Turner all came through the Myerscough Academy.
Our coaches have extensive football links and the academy has built solid links and partnerships with clubs across the North West, all of which support the delivery of our courses and enhances our players’ employment prospects.
Meet Myerscough College football alumni Anthony Pilkington who now plays for Cardiff City as well as representing the Republic of Ireland.
Josh benefited from the football partnership between Myerscough College and Associação Académica de Coimbra and is now training and playing for the Portuguese club on a youth contract.
All our Higher Education programmes are awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Myerscough College is an Associate School of the University of Central Lancashire, a dynamic, vibrant and contemporary university located in Preston city centre. UCLan is one of the largest universities in the UK with world-leading and internationally excellent research areas. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RY
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