Access Sport | Marine Football Academy

  • Football Education Programme
The Marine Football Academy Football Education programme powered by Access Sport gives local 16–19 year old players within Liverpool the chance to train full-time with the opportunity of semi-professional football. All while academically preparing them for progression into higher education, apprenticeships, U.S Scholarships and onto the many future careers within the exciting sport industry.

Based at The Marine Travel Arena, home of Marine AFC, the career focused football education programme is delivered by expert tutors in their field and highly qualified UEFA coaches. This provides students the opportunity to apply their passion for football in further education to develop on the pitch to their highest ability as players and holistically off the pitch academically. The career focused sport education programme is delivered within a real life live football business.

Highly Qualified

Tutors & UEFA Qualified Coaches

Learn & Train Everyday

Achieve your future goals on and off the pitch

Weekly Fixtures

Competitive league and cup fixtures

Career Pathways

Uni, U.S Scholarships or Apprenticeships

Represent Marine AFC

FA Youth Cup and 1st Team Opportunities

Performance Technology

VEO Camera, Playertek GPS and more...

Live Football Business

Learn within a real life football business

No Exams

100% Assessment and Practical Courses

Professional Development Sessions

Employability, social and life skills

Industry Opportunities

Voluntary and paid work opportunities

Tours & Experiences

Sport Industry & Football Tours

The Education & Professional Development

Students study towards a two year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Development and Coaching qualification that is attached to one of our industry career focused pathway in either  coaching & teaching or sports science . Both the qualification and course pathways are 100% practical and cover a wide variety of topics across a wide range of sporting careers.


The course allows students to focus on developing industry relevant skills, knowledge and experiences to support their progression onto university, U.S Scholarships, Apprenticeships or our Level 4 HNC qualification in partnership with the renowned Loughborough College.


Weekly professional development hours are included within the timetable (Go Live) enabling students to develop employability and important skills, contacts and experiences that can be transferable to any future career.

The Football & Player Development


On the pitch The Marine Football Academy Education Programme is designed for both elite players looking to develop as far as they can up the football pyramid and those that wish to continue to play recreationally and use their passion in further education.


Students train everyday with our highly qualified UEFA coaches and FA educators on the fantastic Marine A.F.C stadium 3G pitch, developing as players physically and technically utilising the latest in performance technology including VEO Cameras and Playertek GPS Vests. The opportunity is also available for those seeking a career in coaching, sports science and analysis to get hands on with technology used in the professional game and deliver sessions and analysis to their peers. 


Representing the club across a range of competitive national and college league and cup competitions including the prestigious FA Youth Cup, there is also the chance for those that catch the eye to be rewarded with opportunities to be involved within the senior first team set up.


International tours also take place annually with a range of career focused and player development trips on offer for students to experience.


Renowned for its career focused education programme off the pitch, there is a winners mentality on the pitch with the academy picking up numerous league and cup successes including being crowned winners at the Mediterranean International Cup 2023, that involved competing against professional academies such as Olympique Marseille.



To find out more about our further football education programme and to attend our Open Trial Event please register your interest below and you will receive further information and reminders leading up to the event

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