Chelsea Football Club Foundation

Cowes sixth form is committed to delivering excellent academic and enrichment opportunities through an innovative approach to education. We are delighted to be working with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation (CFCF) to deliver a college football academy.

Students will have the capacity to choose A-level and vocational subjects to suit their academic needs whilst taking part in a competitive college football academy delivered by Chelsea Football Club Foundation.

Possible subject combinations could include our sports and STEM package which is specifically aimed at students pursuing a career in STEM subjects within sport – this may be sports medicine or psychology, the fast-developing area of sports engineering, or biochemistry. Other options could include business, arts or technology combinations.

Whatever the chosen combination of subjects, our specialist staff offer a wealth of experience in industry positions and students will benefit from our Aspire Charter programme designed to support study at top national and international universities.

CFCF will be admitting both boys and girls to the football academy for single-gender teams.

Cowes Enterprise College Football Academy (CFCF).

CFCF will be admitting both boys and girls to the football academy for single gender teams and prospective students will have the opportunity to attend trials for this elite programme.

On the programme students will benefit from:

  • 6 hours of training per week by a UEFA qualified Chelsea FC Foundation coach
  • Compete in national football tournaments
  • U19 National Youth League and Hampshire Colleges League
  • Opportunities to train at the prestigious Chelsea Football Club training ground in Cobham, Surrey
  • Study towards FA coaching and / or refereeing badge
  • Study towards the Sports Leadership Award Level 2
  • •Opportunities to visit the home of Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge

Successfully selected players for the final squads will benefit from weekly training sessions and fixtures at the highest level followed by de-brief sessions, all delivered by UEFA qualified Chelsea FC Foundation coaches. Players involved in the CFCF – Cowes Enterprise College football academy will be provided with a professional pathway into employment in the sports industry through firstly becoming qualified in football coaching via the football association coaching qualifications.