Are you ready to take your game to the next level in the home of football?
Due to the success of our other international academies, GPS is delighted to be opening its new Women’s International Academy location in Portsmouth, England.
The GPS International Academy at Portsmouth College is based in Portsmouth, UK in partnership with Portsmouth College and The University of Portsmouth. These locations have top-class facilities for our International Academy players. GPS and its current International Academies has a history of producing elite players who head on to play professionally in the UK and beyond.
International Academy players at Portsmouth will have the opportunity to play domestic Football for the following clubs; Portsmouth Women F.C, Southampton Women F.C, Chichester Ladies F.C and Lewes F.C.
Portsmouth College has their own GOALS soccer hub, located on site, which consists of full access to 10 x 4G turf pitches. University of Portsmouth has also recently built a brand new 4G turf pitch to go alongside their current grass fields and Astro Turf training pitches, also all located on-site.
Our International Academy players, along with their studies, will also have the chance to obtain F.A. Coaching Licenses during their program. They will also be given the opportunity to gain some coaching experience throughout their time at the Academy.
The GPS Portsmouth academy will provide high level soccer players a unique cultural experience inside an immersive soccer experience. The academy is suitable for the following players:
• US-Based players graduated from High School looking to train year round in a professional environment with a view to exploring a professional career in Europe
• US-Based player graduated from High School looking to train year round and experience soccer in a new country with view to returning to a college soccer career in the US
• International-based player (16-19 years) looking to train year round in a professional environment with view to exploring a professional or collegiate career in Europe or the USA
The GPS International Academy coaching is headed up by Shannon Sievwright. Shannon is a UEFA certified coach.
Shannon is a Portsmouth College Alumni and a University of Chichester Graduate with a 1st Class Honors Degree in Sport Development and Coaching.
Shannon currently plays for Southampton Women FC, and has experience playing at other high level clubs.
A beautiful port city on the southern coast of England, Portsmouth boasts hundreds of world-class attractions, places to eat, and fantastic shopping destinations. England's only island city has a great deal of history to explore and miles of shoreline along with it.
Half an hour from Southampton FC who play in the English Premier League, and two hours from London which hosts three Premier League teams, there is no shortage of quality football in the area.
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