Residential Soccer Boarding Schools program in England: AFC Bournemouth IOW
AFC Bournemouth is a professional football club from Bournemouth, England, currently competing in the English Premier League or 1st division of English football, also known as the Barclays Premier League. The AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust operates an affiliated youth football academy of the AFC Bournemouth club which works to develop youth footballers from the region under their own club philosophy and management. IFX is a close partner of the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust Academy and their educational partners, providing opportunities for international players from outside England to train within the AFC Bournemouth development model and continue their education at a highly regarded Sixth Form secondary school on the Isle of Wight. This elite soccer academy in England welcomes players from all over the world to apply.
Players who choose the IFX England – AFC Bournemouth program will compete on one of the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust youth football academy teams, live with a carefully selected host family on the Isle of Wight or at the Ryde School student residence, and study either at Ryde School, a prestigious British private secondary school, or in the AFCB IOW BTEC Football Development program. Eligible students include both those in upper secondary (11th and 12th grade) as well as those who have already graduated from high school.
The Isle of Wight is a small and beautiful island situated at the very south of the UK, separated by a small stretch of water called The Solent. London is only an hour and a half by train from the Isle of Wight. All players start their journey with a fun and exciting trip on one of the various ferry routes.
The island receives the highest sunshine hours in the UK and has over 70 miles of stunning coastline – over half the Island is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Steeped in rich historic importance the Island is know as the prison of the King and home of the Queen, alongside various other links to royalty all around the Island. Famous also for music and sailing festivals, the Isle of Wight is one of the to holiday destinations in the UK.