10 Day Taster Programme

Experience life as a student soccer player with the i2i International Soccer Academy as part of our exciting 10 day Taster Programme.

Soccer players from all over the world will descend on York in March 2016 as part of a 10 day taster programme at the i2i International Soccer Academy.

This excellent opportunity, which runs from March 7-16 2016, will give players a unique insight into living, studying and playing in England, whilst undertaking a three year university degree at York St John University.

The packed schedule will combine daily training sessions and three matches with tours of the university campus, a day trip to London, an English Premier League game and a stadium tour.

All of the players on the taster trip will also have access to all of York St John’s ‘state of the art’ sports facilities – from the grass and 3G pitches to the strength & conditioning suite.

Players who attend the taster will be expertly assessed by our former English Premier League coaches, and those with the required playing ability coupled with the required academic background, will be shortlisted for a full time degree at York St John University.

Head of the i2i International Soccer Academy Andy Milne said: "Players often ask me what life will be like as a student with the i2i International Soccer Academy. This 10-day taster programme is designed to answer that question and more. It gives the players the opportunity to experience every element of the Academy for themselves - from York St John University and its superb facilities to our first-class soccer coaching and the historic city of York.

"Choosing a University is one of the biggest decisions we ever have to make in life, but we're confident that once a player has experienced the wide range of opportunities available at the i2i International Soccer Academy, they will be certain that this is where they want to spend the next three years."     

The cost for the 10 day programme is £1500, which includes airport transfers, full-board accommodation for nine nights, one EPL game, one tour of an EPL stadium, five training sessions, three matches and one full Nike Training kit. The cost of flights and insurance are not included.

Our i2i International Soccer Academy staff will be contactable 24 hours a day throughout the course of the programme.

The programme’s itinerary is listed below. Please be aware that places on the taster trip are limited, so please apply now to avoid disappointment.

Please contact to receive your application pack. 

It is however recommended that applications are completed as soon as possible due to limited spaces.