Expression of Interest
PATHWAY TO SUCCESS 16-24
- Fleetwood Town International Football Academy
- Calling players aged 16-24 years
- A unique holistic football journey
- A Pathway for success on & off the field.
- Perfect platform for young players to excelnWorld class, structured & professional environment
- In beautiful Hout Bay, Cape Town
PATHWAY TO SUCCESS:
For all budding young adult footballers, opening in 2023!
FTIFA Cape Town offers a unique holistic football journey that sets individuals on a pathway for success on & off the field. We develop the player & challenge the person providing the perfect platform for young players to excel within a World class, structured, professional environment.
Fleetwood Town International Football Academy launches its first African base in 2023, in beautiful Hout Bay, Cape Town. Following on from the successful FTIFA Academies in England and Dubai, with hundreds of graduates of whom many are already playing professional football, FIFA Cape Town is set to be the leading residential academy of its type in the country.
Bought by the current owner Andy Pilley in 2004, Fleetwood Town started a record-breaking journey up English football’s pyramid with six promotions in just ten seasons.
They currently sit in EFL League One, just two leagues below the English Premier League. Aside from the meteoric rise of Jamie Vardy who was sold to Leicester City FC in 2012 and went on to win the EPL & play in the 2018 World Cup, Fleetwood Town have a world wide reputation for producing young talent, with seven current young internationals in the squad. In 2022 alone 15 club-developed players have appeared for the first team, with three moving up into higher divisions. Including James Hill England U20 Captain who now plays in the EPL for AFC Bournemouth. Those between 16-24 that want to have the FTIFA experience can apply now!
- Three dietician-designed meals per day
- Full-time (daily) training
- Full Sports Science screening
- Educational courses
- Understanding the Media
- Managing your Money
- Football 101
- Harnessing your Mind
- Sports Nutrition
- Training and Playing kit
- HBUFC registration and fixtures throughout the year at a variety of levels (only with 3 month option)
- International scouting opportunities
- Access to a gym facility
- Life Skills classes covering My Brand, the Mental Game, Sports Nutrition, Leadership and Financial Literacy (classes dependent on duration of stay)
- Transport from FTIFA HQ to fields
- Access to a sports psychologist
- Airport transfers
- “Cape Town package”
- World class full-time football training & access to a football-specific gym & activation area.
- Players tracked on Catapult and matches recorded on Veo.
- International scouting opportunities and the chance to compete in the the High performance league against the best sides in South Africa.
FTIFA PATHWAY TO SUCCESS 16-24
- FTIFA PATHWAY TO GLOBAL PRO EXPERIENCE
+ 2 weeks in FTIFA UK or FTIFA DUBAI add-on (Flights and visas excluded)
- PRO CV Development of an online PRO football CV, with analytics breakdown, video analysis, and edited highlights reels along with management of PRO social media accounts, templates & regular content updates. All shared into our professional networks to increase your exposure.
- 1 MONTH – R18 500
- 2 MONTHS – R36 000
- 3 MONTHS – R52 000
DEVELOP THE PERSON. CHALLENGE THE PLAYER.
CHASE YOUR DREAMS.
PREMIER LEAGUE WINNER
Jamie Vardy joined Fleetwood Town from semi-professional side Halifax Town in 2011 on his first professional contract. He went on to score 36 goals in 31 games for the club, helping FTFC gain promotion to the Football league in 2012.
Sold to Leicester City in a deal worth £1.7m in 2012, Jamie famously went on to win the Premier league and play for England’s national team on numerous occasions including at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
FTFC, Leicester City FC & England.
Defender James Hill joined Fleetwood Town’s academy at the age of 14 and worked his way through the age groups.
James made his first team debut in 2018 at the age of 16 and played 33 times for the first team. He received a call up for the England U20 national team in September 2021, captained and scored for them in October 2021 before being promoted to the U21s.
James was sold to Bournemouth in January 2022 for a club record £1.4m and is now playing Premier league football.
Bournemouth and England U20s
WATERFORD TO FTFC
Spurs Academy graduate and junior Scotland International, Phoenix has moved to FTFC from sister club Waterford FC after having a big impact and impressing in their successful 2021-22 League of Ireland First division campaign.
Fleetwood United FC
HBUFC compete in the second tier of South African football with a vision to progress to the top of the SA pyramid, the PSL. Hout Bay have an excellent reputation for developing talent with an acdemy structure competing in the High Peformance league against PSL sides and several young players that have already gone on to play in Europe and for the SA International team.
A heart & soul football club that is 50% owned by the HBUFC Trust, HBUFC provides excellent opportunitites on and off the field for players from the Hout Bay community & now provides the base for the FTIFA PATHWAY TO SUCCESS programme, a world class hollistic football & education programme geared towards opening pathways for careers in football both on and off the field.
PATHWAY TO SUCCESS 16-24