AFC Portchester have gone into partnership with Fareham College to create a football academy.

The academy will offer talented players an opportunity to be coached by a former England international aligned with a robust academic pathway into the world of sport.

As part of the academy, students will receive:

  • Technical and tactical coaching sessions
  • Strength and conditioning training
  • Coaching delivered by UEFA qualified coaches
  • Free training kit
  • Opportunity to compete in the FA Youth Cup and Hampshire Midweek Floodlit Cup
  • Opportunity to progress to the AFC Portchester First Team

You can either enrol on a Level 2 or Level 3 Diploa in Sports Coaching, with the opportunity to progress to University (USA scholarship opportunities or future employment).

The AFC Portchester Academy aims to give learners a route into professional football, but also to achieve a recognised sporting qualification. The academy is currently recruiting for anyone aged 16-19.

Trial Day Friday 27th January
Location : The Blanchard Wells Stadium, Cranleigh Road, Portchester, PO16 9DP
Time : 11am - 1:30pm

Schedule of the day:

  • Meet and greet - staff from Fareham College and AFC Portchester
  • Presentation giving details of course and academy
  • Showcase facilities at the club
  • 90 minutes training session
  • Showers/changed
  • Free lunch and refreshments
  • Conclude day - any further questions

Players will need to dress appropriately for this event, bringing boots and shin pads. There are shower facilities available so it's recommended that they bring a change of clothes. Parents are more than welcome to attend the event.

If you are interested, and have a passion for football, contact:

01329 815 200


AFC Portchester
The Crest Finance Stadium
Wicor Recreation Ground
Cranleigh Road
PO16 9DP

+44 (0) 1329 233833