NIKE FOOTBALL AND ENGLISH CAMPS
Combining Football training with English language learning in a camp for 8-17 year old international kids.
Nike Football and English Camps offer 6- or 13- night residential camps at Lancing College on the beautiful south coast of England. Spend half the day training like a professional football player with Brighton and Hove Albion Soccer Schools in a programme designed by their Premier League football club with a Category 1 Academy. Spend the other half of the day learning English in a sports-focused classroom environment with our experienced English teachers.
Players join the camp from across the world to improve their skills, confidence and make new friends in a truly international environment. In 2017 players joined from over 30 different countries.
Brighton and Hove Albion Soccer Schools coaches lead all Nike Football Camp training sessions. In addition to the club’s core practices, each session focuses on a particular skill, delivering conditioned drills and fun activities based on movement. Small-sided games offer the chance to put newly developed skills into practice in a match setting. For goalkeepers, specialist goalkeeper training is also offered on every camp. The on-field training is supported by workshops on all aspects of athlete development delivered by sports scientists.
Our professional and dedicated English language teachers use a customised curriculum based on the CLIL approach used in top schools worldwide. Practising communication, reading and writing skills, students will put their learning into context, creating press releases, writing articles, conducting player interviews and researching sports-related media. An entry test groups students by age and ability at the start of the week. With an average of 12 students per class, students get excellent individual feedback.
Immersing themselves in this English football environment enables players to rapidly develop new skills and confidence in English and football. Gaining an insight into the professional game and what they need to continue advancing their skills, players leave with a report from their coach and their English teacher as well as a certificate to take home.
- 3 meals a day and an evening snack
- On-site accommodation in shared bedrooms
- 12 hours of football coaching per week
- 12.5 hours of English language lessons per week
- Excursions to famous cities and landmarks
- Training session at the AMEX Elite Football Performance Centre
- An exclusive Nike gift pack
- Student medical insurance (excludes UK residents)
We offer airport transfers from selected airports and visa support letters. See OPTIONAL EXTRAS for more details.
Portsmouth Shopping and Historic Dockyard
In weeks starting: 2nd, 16th July and 30th July
Players will enjoy an interactive tour of HMS Victory, the impressive flagship of Lord Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar before heading to Gunwharf Quays, the south coast’s leading designer outlet shopping centre.
American Express Community Stadium & Brighton Pier
In weeks starting: 9th July, 23rd July and 6th August
Players will visit the home of Brighton & Hove Albion FC in a behind-the-scenes stadium tour. In addition, players will spend the afternoon enjoying all the rides and amusements of Brighton Pier, a classic English seaside pier acknowledged by some as the finest ever built.
American Express Elite Football Performance Centre
Players will have the opportunity to train with their coaches on a dedicated pitch at Brighton and Hove Albion’s AMEX Elite Football Performance Centre, a state-of-the-art Category One academy venue.
London Tour and Niketown
On the middle Sunday for all 13-night campers
13-night campers go on both excursion plus an extra trip to London where they will tour landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben as well as visiting Niketown on Oxford Street.
2 - 8 July
9 - 15 July
16 - 22 July
23 - 29 July
30 July - 5 August
6 - 12 August
2 - 15 July
9 - 22 July
16 - 29 July
23 July - 5 August
30 July - 12 August