Information for overseas players

Pathway2Pro welcomes players from all over the world who would like to take the next step towards becoming professional footballers. We offer a menu of options from two week taster courses to one year full time residential programmes. A comprehensive fitness and technical assessment is conducted upon arrival and players spend the duration of their courses working with players of similar age and ability within Elite or Development squads.

UEFA licensed training for elite and development players aged 16-24

Our experienced UEFA B licensed coaches and player mentors deliver a full programme of player coaching and development with the objective of ensuring that each player realises their full potential, and offering the best possible preparation for life as a professional footballer.

English language lessons combined with 15 hours weekly football training

Daily English language tuition is offered for all international students who would like to improve their English, with other educational and coaching courses available on request.

Coaching qualifications

All students who attend the one-year course will be offered the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football qualification. Further coaching and refereeing courses are available on request.


International players share houses with other players of similar age who are of the same nationality or who speak the same language. A house mother monitors the house and provides breakfast and nutritious evening meals for players.

Access to state-of-the-art gym

With Pathway2Pro Academy’s partnership with Total fitness Wakefield all Academy players have Free access to use all facilities such as – free weights, cardiovascular equipment, fitness studios, swimming pool with relaxation facilities – Sauna’s, Jacuzzi’s & Ice baths.

One week – one year programmes, subject to visa requirements

International players can sign up for any time period from short-term ‘taster’ courses lasting for one or two weeks through to the full one year Pathway2Pro Elite or Development squad programme subject to UK visa requirements. Players must be in receipt of the correct visa issued in the country of origin prior to arrival in the UK.