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Would you like to improve your English whilst training at a professional football academy in Manchester, UK?
Would you also like to see how far you can take your football at the same time as studying? Our English and Football course offers you the opportunity to do both.

IHM Football Academy gives equal priority to education and football.
We are passionate about helping young people to complete their education, whilst following their football dreams.
We will give you the education and football skills that you need to succeed. There is no need to choose between learning English and football.

The IHM Coaching Panel

Sitting twice a year, once in December and again in June, our panel will consider the merits of each IHM student player who has:

  • 1 submitted a complete player profile (we will guide you)
  • 2 consistently demonstrated the correct mental attitude and displayed good character at all times
  • 3 engaged in all classroom tasks and activities
  • 4 demonstrated appropriately high football skills and fitness

The Panel will then decide whether to recommend the player attends professional football club trials in Portugal or Spain.
The Panel will consist of the IHM senior coaching team.

About the Course
  • 10 hours per week football coaching
  • Match play (subject to availability in the closed season)
  • 15 hours per week of classroom based English language lessons at our British Council accredited school
  • Supervised creation of an individual player profile / career cv
  • Entry to “The IHM Coaching Panel” – opportunities for pro club trials, US soccer scholarships, further or higher education
  • IHM kit pack: 2 training kits (shirt, shorts, socks), 1 tracksuit, 1 red polo shirt
  • Gym membership
  • Standard homestay accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Minimum course duration is 2 weeks.

We are open all year round, however there is no football coaching at the IHM Football Academy during the following periods. Students taking English language + football may take extra English classes during these periods.

Easter Holidays
Closes Friday 8 April reopening Tuesday 19 April
May Bank Holiday
Closed Monday 2 May
Summer Half Term
Closes Friday 27 May reopening Monday 6 June
Summer Closure
Closes Friday 1st July reopening Monday 12 September
Autumn Half Term
Closes Friday 21 October reopening Monday 31 October
Christmas and new year holidays
Closes Friday 16 December reopening Monday 9 January 2023
Spring Half Term
Closes Friday 17 February reopening Monday 27 February
Easter Holidays
Closes Thursday 6 April reopening Monday 17 April
May Bank Holiday
Closed Monday 1 May
Summer Half Term
Closes Friday 26 May reopening Monday 5 June

Summer Closure


Closes Friday 11 August reopening Monday 11 September

Example Timetable

English + football timetable

Player Testimonial

IHMFA Player testimonial

Age 16/17

2 weeks£1,595
4 weeks£2,995
8 weeks£5,795
12 weeks£8,495
15 weeks£10,445
22 weeks£14,995

Age 18+

2 weeks£1,525
4 weeks£2,845
8 weeks£5,495
12 weeks£7,995
15 weeks£9,795
22 weeks£13,995

Calling All Goal Keepers!

IHM Football Academy is offering 2 full-time Goal Keeping scholarships for the right players.

If successful, you would become a member of the IHM Football Academy squad and receive goal keeping coaching and regular match play. All that you would pay for is your English language course and accommodation.

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • be aged between 16 and 18 years from 4 September
  • be a non-native English language speaker ie. English is not your first language
  • be able to afford the fees for an English language course (15 hours per week) and your accommodation
  • have the full permission of your parents
    commit to the course for at least one full academic term. See term dates above.
Goalkeeper Scholarship

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