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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 & 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 & 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:  3 socks, 3 shorts, 3 tops, 1 tracksuit, 1 rain jacket
  • Gym membership
  • Standard homestay accommodation
  • Airport transfers


This course runs throughout the academic year (September to June), following the academic terms of Abbey College Manchester:


Students can start any Monday, within these dates, and stay for as many weeks as they would like –

minimum course duration = two weeks

Football Academy Holidays:

Please note that whilst the English language school (and accommodation) remains open all year round (school closes on the days of public holidays), the football academy closes in line with the academic terms of Abbey College Manchester on the following dates:


Half Term – Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2023

Christmas – Monday 18th December to Friday 5th January 2024

Half Term - Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February 2024

Easter – Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April 2024

Summer Holidays – Starts Monday 24th June 2024

NB – Extra English language classes are provided during the afternoons, in place of football coaching / match play, during the above holiday periods when the football academy is closed.

Example Timetable

Subject to change.

Player Testimonial

IHMFA Player testimonial

Age 16/17

2 weeks1842.00
4 weeks3459.00
8 weeks6694.00
12 weeks9812.00
15 weeks12056.00
22 weeks17,320.00

Age 18+

2 weeks1,760.00
4 weeks3,286.00
8 weeks6,347.00
12 weeks9,235.00
15 weeks11,314.00
22 weeks16,165.00

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