ICON International Football Academy

ICON International Football Academy, a best in class football & education facility, providing a training programme for players, coaches and officials, targeting the global market.

Football training & education, elite player training, coaching qualifications, referee qualifications.

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Full football course

A 4 or 10 week programme, looking to develop and showcase international players.

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Holiday camps

Professional football coaching, top class facilities a special guest speakers across a 2 week holiday camp.

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Soccer combines and showcases

Express your abilities and prove you have what it takes to get a professional contract.

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Breaking news

Head coach: Gary Charles

We are delighted to announce that Gary Charles will be Head Coach of ICON International Football Academy. Gary enjoyed an illustrious playing career that covered the old English First Division with Nottingham Forest all the way through to the Premier League with Aston Villa and West Ham. He brings over ten years worth of coaching and scouting experience; working for clubs such as Burnley, Sunderland and Lincoln City and is taking on this role after a successful four seasons as Head Coach and Director of Football at Nottingham University.

We are excited to have Gary on board and the students will benefit greatly from his experience both on and off the pitch.

Adam Jones will be the assistant coach at ICON where he will continue the successful partnership that he struck with Gary Charles at Nottingham University FC. Adam has excellent experience of developing players both male and female and his input will ensure that the student success stories should come thick and fast.

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Our Venue: Loughborough University

Ranked - #1 Sports University in the World (QS World Rankings 2017)

Home to many of the country's top sports governing bodies and national sports organisations, SportPark Loughborough University is a £15m development that opened its doors in January 2010 and is a brand new concept in sports working.

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What to expect

During the course you will be living the life of a professional football player, with full time training and match schedule. Living the life of a professional football player, comes with many extras.

Whats include:

  • Full Kit Package
  • Full Board Meal Plan
  • Showcase matches against UK professional clubs
  • Insurance
  • Player representation
  • 24/7 gym use
  • Coaching Certi cation
  • Guest Coaching /Player visits
  • Tickets to UK Professional Matches
  • Team Building Activities
  • Nutrition Plan
  • Strength & Conditioning Programme

Facilities:

  • Stadium with Grass Pitch (Matches)
  • 9 Training Pitches
  • Powerbase Gym
  • Multi-Gym
  • Sports Hall
  • 50m Olympic Standard Swimming Pool
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