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UK Football First Coming To Leeds With Sports Recruiting USA

Sports Recruiting USA, a UK based agency that helps place talented male and female footballers at US universities on soccer scholarships, are opening up the first female only full-time football and study academy which specifically prepares girls for the US college soccer environment.


Opening in August 2015, based at - and in conjunction with Leeds City College, the academy, which is a first in Europe, will help girls aged 16-19 be prepared academically, physically and mentally for the US college game.

The academy will give girls the opportunity to study full time for their BTEC or A-Levels whilst training and playing every day coached by UEFA licensed coaches.

The team will be taking part in the British Colleges League, and all games will be filmed and performance analysis will be given after each game to aid development.

As well as the above, the girls will be helped to study for their SAT exams (US College's entrance exam) and will study US college games so they are prepared for American soccer.

A main part of the academy is that US coaches will be invited to the academy to see the players and approach any they would like for their American university team. With all games filmed and constant contact with coaches, these girls will have a platform and exposure to US coaches like no other footballing academy in Europe.

Chris Cousins, head of operations for Sports Recruiting USA, said: "The academy is a fantastic opportunity for any girl in the north of England to do something a little bit different when studying for their 6th form level academics. They get to play football full time and are being given the platform to be seen by US coaches right here in Leeds."

If you are female, 16-19 and looking to play football whilst study for your A-Levels or BTEC, with an end goal of going to the USA on a soccer scholarship, then the Sports Recruiting USA Academy will be perfect for you.

The trials for the academy will be taking place on Friday 31st October at Leeds City College, Horsforth Campus, Leeds, LS18 4RQ from 12pm-2pm.

There will be a presentation about the academy, then a footballing trial.

To attend you need to register your place at

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Anthony Gallagher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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