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Carnegie International Soccer Academy

A partnership between Leeds Beckett University and Leeds United FC

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Study for an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree alongside a first-class coaching experience

At the Carnegie International Soccer Academy we put education at the heart of your experience. We provide an opportunity to develop yourself as a soccer player while also studying for a qualification at one of the UK’s most popular universities.

We work in partnership with Leeds United Football Club, former champions of England and Champions League semi-finalists – and DFK International Sports Ltd – a coaching company boasting former professional footballers.

The coaching team includes Brian Deane – scorer of the first ever Premier League goal, and you will have opportunities to compete in matches against development squads of professional clubs from around the UK.

What the coaching involves
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You’ll receive a high-quality coaching experience, delivered by ex-professional footballers
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Follow our step-by-step guide to complete your application and find out if we’re able to offer you a place at the Academy.

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A range of our postgraduate and undergraduate courses are available to you as a Soccer Academy student.

No better place

It’s about creating the right environment for people to flourish and learn. If you’re an aspiring footballer there is no better place – this is an opportunity to develop your skills alongside an education that gives you options.

Brian Deane
Carnegie International Soccer Academy Coach

Scorer of the first ever Premier League goal

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Brian Deane
What does it cost?
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Find out how to fund your study and soccer coaching experience as a student in our Academy.

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You’ll receive an excellent coaching experience, including sessions from Brian Deane – scorer of the first ever Premier League goal.

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Take a look at our Headingley Campus sports facilities which you will be able to access during your Academy experience.

The city of Leeds
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Study in a popular student city that provides a thriving sports scene and friendly atmosphere. As well as great shopping, food options and brilliant nightlife.

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Take a look at our Kirkstall Brewery accommodation where you will stay as a student in our Academy.
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Andy Kiwomya

A once in a lifetime experience

The coaching that you’re going to get is one that you’ll always be able to refer back to as a once in a lifetime experience. We will be taking the professionalism we’ve learnt from our experience in the game and give that to players so they can deliver on their talent.

Andy Kiwomya
Carnegie International Soccer Academy Coach

Promotion winner at Wembley with Bradford City

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