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MORECAMBE football club

international academy

Who We Are

Morecambe Football Club History

Morecambe football club was formed in 1920 and has over 90 years of history in football. Promoted to the English Football League in May 2008 after winning the Conference play off final at Wembley Stadium; the club has now enjoyed over a decade of League Football.

Morecambe FC are delighted to announce the return of new first team manager Derek Adams. Starting his football journey as a professional footballer playing for 6 professional clubs, including Aberdeen and Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League, making over 318 appearances over his playing career. Adams, then went onto his managerial career and led Morecambe Football Club to promotion to League One after seeing off Newport County in the League Two Play-Off Final Played at Wembley in the season 2020/2021.

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What the International Academy is?

The chance to take your game to the next level!

Eat, train and play like a professional footballer. Morecambe International Academy is an intense program 10 weeks long where players will be training hard day in and day out with the likes of Darren Finch, over 30 years of coaching experience, and 30 coaching certificates, Steward Drummond, with 300 appearances in the Pro game with Morecambe Fc.

There will also be high-level games each week against professional clubs where your skill will be showcased and watched by top scouts all over the UK and former Chief Scout of Manchester United, David Hobson, Founder of the PFSA with 29,000 scouts under his belt. 

Strength and conditioning training will test you to the limit to make your strengths into SUPER strengths and your weaknesses into strengths.

All accommodation is included in the package 5 minutes away from the training facilities. Players will be provided with three meals a day from our high-standard chefs tailored to your needs.

Along with the training, players will be able to complete their Talent ID courses through the PFSA.




Our 10-week full-residency program has been meticulously designed and incorporates:

Training sessions are led by our UEFA A & B qualified coaches, and strength and conditioning coaches.

Weekly games against other clubs.

Showcase games in which you play against some of Britain’s best prospects in front of our network of highly respected and influential scouts.

A vigorous strength and conditioning coaching program specifically tailored to your position with unlimited access to our gym.

Individual weekly check-in sessions with coaches to review progress achieve set goals and determine how you can improve.

Full playing and training kit.

Receive your Level scouting qualifications through the PFSA.

If you make a significant impression on our coaches and scouts throughout your 10-week residency there is a possibility that we will consider the extension of your VISA. This will be seen as a recommendation from our agents with the view of you being put forward to play for a professional club




Dave Hobson is the Co-Founder of The PFSA (Professional Footballers Scout Association) with over 20 years experience of scouting for Manchester United, Bolton and Blackburn. David is at the top of the tree when it comes to talent spotting and putting them into professional football clubs. David has an army of 29,000 scouts worldwide who regularly report to him


Operations Director

Darren Finch is a former footballer with extensive coaching experience in the UK and worldwide. Darren holds more than 30 professional
coaching qualifications with organisations including the FA, the Irish FA, the Scottish FA, and the Football League. Darren also has an FA Academy Manager’s Licence, achieved in 2009 with the help of former England manager Steve McLaren. Along with UEFA A License
and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, Darren is a dedicated, passionate, and highly motivated individual who is committed to raising standards and getting the best results out of elite players.

Stewart Drummond

Academy Manager


Assistant Coach

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your safety is our number one priority and we attribute paramount importance to it. The international academy will be taking full care of you from the minute you arrive at the airport in Manchester until the minute you return home.

Academy Program

COST & Finance

The total cost of this once in a lifetime experience is £10,999.00, which includes all transportation to and from Manchester Airport, accommodation for the entirety of the trip, as well as three meals per day prepared by our specially appointed native chefs, all training from our world-class coaches, all games and unlimited access to our gym. The application process and corresponding time scales are as follows:

All decisions will be made within ten working days of receiving
the application and supporting documents (valid passport and
certificates) by our offices in India/UAE /America and Europe. These are limited places available and therefore the application process will be closed when all places are filled. The program consist of three slots.

Players can also take part for a minimum of two weeks, for an amount of £1,100.00 per week with the opportunity to extend and stay whilst here.

All players will arrive into the UK through a Sports Visitor visa. Once they have provided the relevant documents, we will assist them in applying for the visa. There are limited places available and therefore the application process will be closed when all places are filled. The programme consists of three slots.

The costs does not include flights to the UK and these will be arranged via our travel agents in the respective countries at a
discounted rate.

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