Leicester City Women Football Club

Leicester City Women Launch Education Partnership with Brooksby Melton College

Leicester City Women have today launched their ‘Football and Education Programme’ in partnership with Brooksby Melton College.

– The ‘Football and Education Programme’ is for girls aged between 16-19 years old to combine their further education with their football playing pathway.
– Brooksby Melton College also host the Leicester Tigers and Mansfield Town FC on academy programmes.
– This will be the first female ‘Football and Education Programme’ established at the College.
– Coaching provided alongside studies by UEFA A & B Qualified Coaches

Leicester City Women’s ‘Football and Education Programme’ is a unique partnership with Brooksby Melton College which will see girls aged 16-19 study an array of courses offered by Brooksby Melton College whilst receiving high-quality football training which will run alongside their studies.

Brooksby Melton College offer a wide range of courses from Performing Arts, Catering and Hospitality, Health Care Professions and Film and TV Production through to Sport, Construction Animal Management, Equine Studies and the Environmental Industries.

The aim of this programme is to support these young girls in their development as elite players, helping them to develop lifelong skills both within the football arena and out. The programme will help to discover and develop the potential within each player.

Students who sign on to Leicester City Women’s ‘Football and Education Programme’ will receive eight hours of training per week (alongside their full-time studies). The training sessions will be run by UEFA A & B Qualified Coaches from Leicester City Women as well as Strength and Conditioning Coaches with access to Brooksby Melton College’s specialised Sports Gym.

The ‘Football and Education Programme’ will also provide students with the opportunity to play in both the National College League and the FA Women’s Super League Academy, having a clear pathway into Leicester City Women Football Club.

Commenting on the partnership, Sports Programme Manager, James Thorpe said: Brooksby Melton College are delighted to welcome Leicester City Women Football Club to the College as an official partner. The programme will see two organisations with similar ethos and beliefs allow young females to excel in football and education.

“Students will have a unique opportunity to study on a range of FE and HE courses at BMC, whilst training and representing LCWFC and BMC at football. Both parties are striving to provide outstanding provision in football and education to young females.”

Open Evening – Tuesday 9th October 2018

Leicester City Women Football Club are hosting an open evening at BMC’s Brooksby Campus on Tuesday 9th October, 6pm – 8pm. To register to attend the open morning, visit lcwfc.com/education.

Leicester City Women General Manager, Jade Morgan said: “Leicester City Women are thrilled to have formed this exciting partnership with Brooksby Melton College.

“The programme not only provides a clear playing pathway for young girls but equally and most importantly, it puts their educational choice at the forefront. By allowing the young player to continue that dual career aspiration is fantastic. Here at Leicester City Women we want to provide a sustainable infrastructure for our girls on and off the field and I feel this partnership does just that.”


Brooksby Melton College Partnerships and Commercial Manager, Rich Linskey said: “We are really excited at Brooksby Melton College to be creating a unique partnership with Leicester City Women Football Club. We believe we are developing the most innovative and ground-breaking football education programme within the country.

“Our programme will not only allow elite female players to reach and exceed their potential as footballers, but also to support this development with a bespoke academic programme that will allow girls to be able to pick and choose the subjects that best suit their individual strengths and future career aspirations outside of football.”


Course Guides

Brooksby Melton College – Further Education Course Guide