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Training in the shadow of Scotland’s National Stadium, Hampden Park, the Edusport Academy football base is Lesser Hampden in the South side of Glasgow.

Football

Training in the shadow of Scotland’s National Stadium, Hampden Park, the Edusport Academy football base is Lesser Hampden in the South side of Glasgow. Having undergone major renovation in 2014 as part of the Commonwealth Games hosted by Glasgow, Lesser Hampden is now one of the best football training facilities in Scotland.

Lesser Hampden is also home to Scottish League 2 side Queens Park FC – the oldest football club in Scotland, formed in 1867.

The Edusport Academy in Glasgow, also compete in the South of Scotland League, playing home matches at Galabank Stadium, Annan.

English

Based in the centre of Glasgow, the Edusport Academy work in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University (INTO) who provide our players with English language tuition. A 5 minute walk from the accommodation, the University offers a modern, professional and international environment, giving our players with an excellent, professional learning environment.

Split into two groups based on level, courses are specifically designed around football to make the learning experience as interesting as possible to ensure maximum progress.

Players will work toward the internationally recognised IELTS exams at the end of the year.

More information on the IELT exam can be found below.

IELTS

City

Glasgow ! Our city ! Voted ‘friendliest city in the World’ in a Rough guide poll, Glasgow was also named as one of the top 20 ‘Best of the World’ destinations. Home to the famous Glasgow Rangers and Celtic, Glasgow is a city who’s people eat, breath and sleep football.

Originally a working class city, Glasgow has evolved into one of Europe’s most modern and fashionable venues, with a host of world class attractions, excellent shopping and trendy bars, restaurants and cafés. Listed as ‘European City of Culture’, Glasgow is also a UNESCO city of music.

Perhaps the most endearing quality of Glasgow is its people, renowned for their friendliness and humour, giving birth to the cities official slogan: PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW

Accomodation

Staying in student accommodation in the heart of Glasgow, our players live the total ‘student experience’. Each with individual room, the accommodation is in the style of apartment blocks with shared kitchen facilities and lounge. Giving each player their own space when required, though also allowing team spirit to develop and blossom within the group.

With a focus on responsibility and autonomy, each player is responsible for cooking and cleaning for themselves. With 24 hr security, on site washing facilities, wi-fi access on a campus of over 400 rooms with mixed nationalities, the accommodation is situated a 2 mins walk from Glasgow city centre, perfectly placed to offer a superb ‘student campus’ experience in one of Europe’s most dynamic cities.

« Edusport Academy makes it possible to build as an adult, it is a real human experience and it is very enriching for the future. »

Hugo Catherine

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