Offering aspiring male and female football players the opportunity to compete in elite national competitions.

We offer aspiring male and female football players in Essex the opportunity to compete in elite national competitions while continuing with post-16 full-time education.

Men’s Football

Our Football Academy has built a strong reputation over the years for being one of the strongest teams nationally and we are the only team in the South East to play in the highest college national league.

The Men's team compete in a range of leagues and cups including the:

  • AoC National Premier League
  • National Cups
  • ESFA National Super League
  • 7-a-side AoC Nationals.

The academy has seen many players success within their football career including Premier League players for Sheffield United and Crystal Palace. As well as this we have a strong link with the US where many students go on to complete scholarships abroad. 

You will benefit from:

  • Your own, personalised Strength & Conditioning Programme, designed to improve your speed, strength and agility
  • A full-time training programme alongside your studies
  • Video analysis sessions to improve all aspects of your game
  • The chance to compete in the highest level college competition in England.

Football Success

  • National League runners-up
  • Essex Premier winners
  • National Super League Semi-Finalists (cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Essex League Cup Finalists (cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • National League - third place
  • National League runners-up
  • Essex League Cup Champions
  • Essex Champions

Women’s Football

Our Women’s Football Academy has developed over recent years building a strong reputation for being one of the leading College teams nationally. We provide each student with an extensive training programme which helps them to make the jump from girl's football to women's football. 

Our Women's Academy compete in competitions weekly which include:

  • National Football Youth League
  • ECFA National Super League
  • AoC Regional and National Tournaments.

We strive to establish a culture of the ‘student-athlete’ where we focus on your performance academically, athletically and within the community.

Many of our students have successfully gained Scholarships in the USA, with the majority receiving these places after a College trip to America. 

Women's Football Success

  • Semi-Finalists in the AoC Women's Knockout Cup
  • AoC National Championship Eastern Region Gold Medallists 
  • AoC Category 1 Premier Division Winners
  • AoC National 7 a-side Bronze Medallists 
  • AoC National Competition 7 a-side Silver Medallists

Your weekly football training schedule



In this training session, we will focus on the physical, social & technical aspects of the game to prepare for any upcoming matches. This training session will be followed by a team meeting.



Tactical training, working on shapes and phases within a game.


Game day

Every Wednesday will see the team compete in a match, whether this is a friendly, league or cup game. 


Active Recovery



Game-based training with recaps and improvements from Wednesday's game. 

Our Courses 

To be part of our Storm Football Academy you must be studying a course at the College. We offer a variety of A-Levels and Vocation Courses which allow you to complete you studies whilst training in our academy. 

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All Courses

Offering exceptional courses, USP College is an excellent place to study.