The Football University become the latest business to support Accrington Stanley and show its support to the academy.

The Football University is delighted to add Accrington Stanley FC’s Academy to its Professional Partnership Network. The network creates tangible links in order to create real life work experience placements for their students so they can experience life in an Elite academy environment and add this to their CV as part of their own CPD and employability.

The Football University specialises in the topic of Coaching and Development for College graduates pursuing a career in professional football or football development. Students undertake 2 days of lectures at our Northern Campus which services the Greater Manchester areas. This is then supplemented by compulsory hours of work placement within a Professional Football Academy.

Our new partnership with Accrington Stanley will see The Football Universities Head of Football coordinate placements across all age groups of the club’s academy, ensuring all stages of player development are visible to students. Students will shadow and support the academies UEFA qualified coaches and gain a real insight into how professional coaches operate in line with EPPP.

Daniel Bowerbank, Commercial Manager said, “This partnership with The Football University will offer their students the experience of being around an Elite academy and assist with the continued growth and development of the Accrington Stanley Academy. From the outset of the meeting, the aims of the Football University sits alongside Stanleys ambitions as a club and the perfect agreement was for them to show their support through sponsoring the main kit of the youth team for the next two seasons.”

If you are planning to pursue a career in coaching and would like to learn more about The Football University, please visit or call 0161 641 3863 (Option 1)

For more sponsorship opportunities for our youth and academy system please contact Daniel Bowerbank on 01254 356950 or email