Seven Day College ID Clinic


Macclesfield FC International Academy are proud to offer a Seven Day College ID Clinic each autumn

This provides student-athletes aged 16 – 18 with a poignant and inspiring introduction to life within our Academy structure.

The Clinic will provide a stimulating initiation into every aspect of our Academy across our two sites – the University of Central Lancashire and Macclesfield Football Club.

Embracing both academic and football provisions, the Clinic also introduces you to British culture and what it is like to study and play in England.

As such, the Clinic provides student-athletes with an incredible foundation to progress within our Academy and elicits very clear dreams in terms of what their future career can look like – both academically and within the football industry.

The Clinic proves to be immensely popular, with a synopsis of all it entails provided below.



All student-athletes will enjoy complimentary travel from Manchester Airport to the University of Central Lancashire when they arrive in England, ahead of the first part of our journey together.

You will reside in luxurious IQ Kopa University accommodation, which will prove to be more than somewhere to stay – it will be your home from home.

As well as the convenience of being located on campus, you will be part of a lively community where you are sure to meet friends and socialise together – sharing experiences and making memories.

UCLan is ranked in the top 6.5 percent of universities worldwide – with a student and staff population of approximately 38,000.

You will be astounded by the facilities that UCLan has to offer and we will provide you with a valuable insight into what it is like to study within one of the most cosmopolitan universities in the United Kingdom

We will introduce you to the globally recognised degree qualifications that UCLan offer and the lucrative pathways that will present themselves to you upon completion.

This will be achieved by integrating you into student life, as you enjoy lectures and seminars led by distinguished academic staff.

These will provide you with an inspirational insight into the degree courses offered at UCLan, which are documented below –

BSc (Hons) in Football Studies

BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy

BSc (Hons) in Sports and Business Management

BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

MSc in Coaching Studies

After presenting all student-athletes with their exclusive adidas training kit, former Wales international Robbie Savage, together with former professional footballer Danny Whitaker and former Premier League midfielder Mark Duffy will oversee innovative training sessions at the illustrious UCLan Sports Arena.

This will allow you to showcase your talents and develop your game in a fun, friendly and professional environment.

Ran twice daily, training sessions will identify your strengths, as well as provide the platform for constructive dialogue throughout – meaning that you will improve as a player at an exponential rate.

On our fourth day together, we will put all that we have learnt so far to the test as we contest a friendly fixture against esteemed opposition – so be ready!

Throughout our time at UCLan, we will receive all our meals at the mouth-watering Harrington Refectory – which is based within the University campus.

With a wide-range of delicacies to satisfy any palate and appetite, you are sure to enjoy all it has to offer!

In addition to this, we will also be taking full advantage of the gym facilities located at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Arena – with leading Strength and Conditioning Coaches on hand to push you forward!


On Day Five, we will make our way to the Stadium – the fabulous home of Macclesfield FC.

En route, we will be visiting Manchester United – providing all student-athletes with a tour around the iconic Old Trafford.

That in itself will provide us all with an experience that will never be forgotten!

On arrival at the Stadium, we will conduct another intense training session before enjoying dinner at the Club’s prestigious Bar Twenty Seven restaurant.

Day Six will see us enjoy two final training sessions where we take our knowledge base to the next level.

We will build on the concepts that were introduced at UCLan and put you through a strenuous testing of them – ensuring that the principles that we have worked on will be ingrained forevermore.

On Day Seven, we will provide all student-athletes with another memorable experience as we watch the Macclesfield FC First Team in competitive action.

Matchdays at the Stadium are spine-tingling events and you will be viewing the game knowing that one day, you could be out there representing our Club!

After enjoying each other’s company for one final time, we will then retire for the evening before transporting all our newly-found friends back to Manchester Airport.

Throughout our time at the Stadium, all student-athletes will reside at the esteemed Tytherington Club Hotel and Spa.

Located a short distance away from the Stadium, the brand new and state-of-the-art facility is situated within easy walking distance from all local amenities and Macclesfield town centre.

Offering 65 spacious en-suite bedrooms with sleek walk-in showers, air conditioning, in-room refreshment facilities, and 24-hour room service, The Tytherington Club really is one of the most prestigious facilities in the area.

We will also enjoy complimentary access to the evocative Stealth Gymnasium throughout our stay in Macclesfield – allowing you to smash your fitness goals in the most inspiring of settings.


Travel to and from all UK-based locations.

Full accommodation.

Three meals per day.

Exclusive adidas training kit.

All training sessions with our UEFA licensed coaches.

Gym access together with strength and conditioning sessions.

Manchester United stadium tour.

Memories that will last a lifetime and will catalyse your future career.



The cost of this incredible experience is £1,500 – with flights and visas to be purchased separately.

 For further information and to secure your place, email [email protected].

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