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Macclesfield Football Academy in partnership with All Hallows Catholic College

Macclesfield Town Football Club have embarked on a successful football academy in partnership with All Hallows Catholic College. The academy is for dedicated young players who want to continue playing at a high level whilst furthering their academic education. This new working partnership has created a special opportunity for young academy players to represent Macclesfield Football Academy & the Football Club while developing and supporting their academic and career development.

About the Academy

Players can be selected to represent the programme in a number of different competitions, including; British Colleges FA competition,The North West Under 21 Football League and ultimately The FA Youth Cup. This provides our players with a great opportunity to develop as footballers as well as gaining vital academic qualifications. The partnership has been vigilantly constructed to provide a supportive environment for players to fulfill their potential, including help and assistance for senior staff working at Macclesfield Town Football Club.

Paul McGuire (Director of The Macclesfield Football Academy) said:

“The players will be coached by professional FA and UEFA licensed coaches. They will receive a first class academic education at All Hallows Catholic College and a top class football education. Both Macc Town & All Hallows are looking to expand the relationship even further during the coming season. It has a great chance of being the best type of programme in Macclesfield and surrounding areas and we are now looking to recruit the next wave of players from current year 11 students from schools right across the borough”

Your education

There are a number of different Academic routes for each player to take. Ranging from A-Levels, BTEC level 3 & BTEC level 2 courses.
You will also explore:

Technical and tactical skills
Analysis of performance

Entry Requirements:

Aged 16-18 at the start of the programme to play in fixtures.
For Level 2 Sport: Four GCSE’s at grade D or above
For Level 3 Sport: Four GCSE’s at grade C or above, or a Merit in Level 2 Sport
For A-Levels: Five GCES’s A-C Including Maths & English.

Your future:

Progress onto another course, higher education or employment
Pursue a career in either elite football performance or one of many other areas such as coaching, sports development, teaching and fitness
Scholarships are also available in the UK or USA

Outstanding facilities – view the press release 

The College offers outstanding sports facilities including a brand new state of the art 3G football pitch. This will include:

Multi-purpose Sports Hall
Indoor facilities featuring strength and conditioning gym
New changing block

Times of training

Training is based on the state of the art Premier League and The FA Facilities Funded Third Generation astro-turf on Monday’s from 1530-1700. With MFA playing on Wednesdays in the ECFA North West Region Invitation League 3B, whilst also competing in County cups, District cups and the English Colleges Football Association Cup.  

For more information about Macclesfield Football Academy, you can contact head coach Kyle Lord on or alternatively you can ring the Macclesfield Town Office on 01625264686.