Undergraduate Academy 92 Manchester

At UCFB, a world first in football and sport education, our elite undergraduate football academy based at our inspiring campus in Manchester is tailored for released footballers from all of the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs, and is led by world-class coaches.

With partnerships with The Football Association, The National League, League Managers Association, Kick It Out and over 350 employment partners from the world of sport, our undergraduate academy is a natural next step in our vision to drive forward the sports industry together.

Our academy provides unparalleled opportunities for aspiring professionals to study university degrees in football business, coaching and/or related industries alongside their football training programme, giving them the best chance at a successful career in the beautiful game, whether on or off the pitch.

At UCFB’s Manchester Undergraduate Academy, elite level players are able to train full-time with the schedule and attention to detail of a professional footballer, led by highly experienced coaches from the English Premier League and Academy system.

Our coaching staff include the following industry-leading coaches:

  • Mike Phelan – former assistant manager at Manchester United and manager at Hull City
  • Mike Walsh – former youth academy coach at Manchester United, Manchester City, Preston North End and Blackpool
  • Jason Blake – former academy manager at Burnley and Southampton

Trials are held to determine the successful applicants. If you are interested or would like to learn more about UA 92 Manchester, please email UA@ucfb.com.


Mike Phelan with UCFB Etihad Campus students at Belle Vue

The UA 92 Club Scholarship Programme

As a partner of The Football Association, UCFB is proud to be able to provide a large number of full 100% scholarships and many 25% scholarships to players who have previously been released from any of the 92 clubs in the Premier League and English Football League, including their academies. UCFB works closely with these clubs to provide future career paths in the football industry for these talented players, whilst ensuring that their development as a player is not hindered.

UCFB utilises its wide network to ensure that UA 92 Club Scholars are able to continue to play at a competitive level and get coached by current and past Premier League and English Football League Managers, ensuring that they have the best chance of succeeding in their careers whether in a playing or professional capacity.

For further information on the UA 92 Club Scholarship programme, please email UA92Club@ucfb.com.