Football Coaching

Benni McCarthy
Blackburn Rovers FC
2006 – 2010
Nationality: South Africa
Position: Striker
Rovers Appearances: 141
Goals: 52

Do you aspire to be a professional footballer? The Blackburn Rovers family is waiting for you to join its team.

Blackburn Rovers FC International Education Academy has a great team of FA approved coaches, who deliver the highest standard of football coaching in line with the values of Blackburn Rovers and professional football.

After your English classes, you have the chance to get training from FA approved coaches, and the opportunity to watch out first team train.

Our coaches train players to build up a wide range of skills and techniques, and are selected and trained by the club. Every coach is FA qualified and has the qualities to develop young players at a professional level.

We also provide you (at no extra cost) with the Blackburn Rovers football kit. This includes: a Blackburn Rovers Shirt, a pair of shorts, 2 pairs of socks, 1 water bottle and 1 bag.

When you train with Blackburn Rovers we look at developing the individual to help realize his or her potential. We look forward to seeing you on the pitch!

During your time at the academy, you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Watch a number of home games
  • Meet our first team players
  • Meet the manager
  • Visit other professional football clubs
  • Learn about the management of the club