Undergraduate Women’s Academy Wembley

Our undergraduate women’s football academy based at our iconic Wembley campus in London is tailored for elite level female footballers across the United Kingdom.

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

UCFB Wembley women’s football team celebrating after winning the league

At UCFB’s Undergraduate Women’s Academy Wembley, 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.

UCFB Wembley women’s team at their home ground at Silver Jubilee Park, Hendon

Our coaching staff include the following industry-leading coaches:

  • Darren Smith – UEFA A License qualified coach, with 11 years’ experience with the Nike Academy and eight years’ experience with The London Football Association
  • Kevin Braybrook – UEFA Pro Licence former Southampton, Basingstoke, Burnley
  • Emily Hill – Experienced coach and FA Coach Mentor and Affiliate Tutor

Emily Hill, UCFB coaching lecturer

Players on the programme will play in the British University and Colleges (BUCS) League on a Wednesday. In addition, games are arranged against professional and semi-professional teams in order to challenge and develop players further. UCFB has the benefit of using its strong relationships and links to a range of leagues and clubs to allow the players pathways into the game.

Trials are held to determine the successful applicants. If you are interested or would like to learn more about the UCFB Undergraduate Women’s Academy, please complete our enquiry form.


Entry Requirements

Alongside footballing talents, applicants must meet the minimum academic and/or professional requirements to be accepted to study at UCFB.

UCFB Wembley women’s football team in action

Students on the Undergraduate Women’s Academy Wembley have the option of choosing an undergraduate degree, many of which also offer a foundation year for those who do not meet the requirements for the 3-year programme. For a full list of undergraduate degrees, please click here. Alternatively, academy players can complete a one-year Certificate of Higher Education in Football Coaching & Management at UCFB, which consists of the first year modules from the BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management degree. The Certificate of Higher Education requires 78 UCAS points.

Applicants for whom English is a second language will need a valid IELTS certificate with an overall score of 6.0 and no individual score lower than 5.5.

Applicants to UCFB must hold a British/EU passport or have the right to work and study in the UK.

For more information, please complete our enquiry form.


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