nike GoalKEeper camps

with chelsea fc foundation

Residential goalkeeping camps for 12 - 17 year olds with optional English lessons


Camp Types



Football coaching with Chelsea FC Foundation coaches, including technical goalkeeping sessions takes place in the morning and English lessons in the afternoon. Includes 16 hours a week of football training, games and workshops and 13-14 hours a week of English lessons.


Football coaching with Chelsea FC Foundation coaches twice a day (31 hours a week), including technical goalkeeping sessions. The programme including on-field training, games and workshops as well as a training day at Chelsea’s Training Centre at Cobham.

- You can select your camp type during booking -


What Else is Included?

  • On-site accommodation in single or shared bedrooms
  • 3 meals a day and an evening snack
  • Training session at the Chelsea FC Training Ground
  • Excursions to famous cities and football attractions
  • Coaching report and certificate to take home
  • Exclusive Nike/Chelsea FC Foundation kit pack
  • 24/7 on-site male and female player welfare support staff
  • Evening activities programme and players’ lounge
  • Student medical insurance (excludes UK residents)

We offer airport transfers from selected airports and visa support letters. See OPTIONAL EXTRAS for details



Chelsea FC Foundation’s specialist goalkeeping coaches lead several training sessions throughout the week focusing on skills specific to this position. During other sessions, goalkeepers will join the outfield players for coaching. During goalkeeper training players work on the physical and technical aspects of their position, including ball handling, positioning, shot stopping and distribution as well as psychological and social aspects of the game. During outfield training they will work on their wider knowledge of the game and put their goalkeeping skills into practise in game scenarios. Sports science workshops support on-field training.

A weekly training day at Chelsea FC’s training Centre in Cobham provides an inspirational setting for players to take their training to the next level. During the day Chelsea’s expert staff, together with special guest speakers, offer young players knowledge and insight into the professional game. Question and answer sessions will follow each workshop.


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.


Players will improve through a combination of coaching, skills challenges and small-sided games. They leave with a better understanding of themselves as a player and gain confidence and insight from an international football environment. Their English skills are developed inside and outside the classroom, improving all aspects of their communication and understanding. All players receive an individual coaching assessment and certificate to take home. Players studying English also receive a detailed weekly report and completion certificate from their teacher.

Level: All abilities including advanced players

Bedrooms: Mainly single. Some shared.

Facilities: Grass pitches and astro pitches

Plus: Tartan athletics track and a golf course.


Stamford Bridge Stadium

Every player attends once

The trip to Chelsea FC’s iconic stadium in London includes a behind-the-scenes tour and a visit to the museum. Players will enjoy an end-of-camp celebration at the stadium, including prize-giving and a special guest speaker.

Chelsea Training Ground

Every week

Players spend the day training on the pitches at Chelsea FC’s Training Centre at Cobham and competing against other foundation teams. The trip is enhanced with workshops and sessions from special guests.

London Tour and NikeTown

Just for 13-night campers

A trip to London where they will tour Buckingham Palace and Big Ben as well as visiting Niketown on Oxford Street.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Just for 13-night campers

The morning is spent either touring Portsmouth Harbour by boat, seeing the collection of famous warships such as the HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flag ship or touring the ship itself. In the afternoon there's a chance to do some shopping at Gunwharf Quays.


06 Jul - 12 Jul
13 Jul - 19 Jul
20 Jul - 26 Jul
27 Jul - 02 Aug
03 Aug - 09 Aug
10 Aug - 16 Aug


06 Jul - 19 Jul
13 Jul - 26 Jul
20 Jul - 02 Aug
27 Jul - 09 Aug
03 Aug - 16 Aug

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