The International Football Group
The International Football Group Partnership With Macclesfield & UCLAN

The International Football Group

IFG Macclesfield



the international football group

The International Football Group is forging collaborations with the foremost names in global football, integrating education and football experience. We provide bachelor and master degrees within sport, offering diverse pathways that span football-specific pursuits and broader sports employment opportunities worldwide. As part of our immersive approach, participants have the unique opportunity to explore and live in major European cities while engaging in the distinctive methodologies of world-renowned football clubs.

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Our Programmes:

Summer Training Experience

Our Six-Week Residency programme offers a six-week schedule for international players aged 15-18 who are passionate about improving their game and furthering their skill set both on and off the field of play.

The programme is specifically designed for future student-athletes to enhance their development in an enjoyable and inspirational setting. All coaching is led by acclaimed UEFA-qualified coaches and our bespoke programme is specifically tailored to your position, playing style and goals.

UCLAN Graduation

University Bachelors | Master Degrees

In what undoubtedly represents our flagship offering, we are thrilled to present our University Programmes in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire.

This exhilarating programme gives student-athletes from all over the world the unique opportunity to combine studying for a globally recognised degree qualification with continuing their football journey in a truly world-class, professional and inspiring environment.

As well as enjoying the very best in academic provision, you will also revel in life as a full-time footballer knowing that your passions will be fuelled every step of the way. The University Programmes are meticulously designed – promoting exemplary standards both on and off the field of play.

BSc Sports Business Management UCLAN

Gap Year

This has a multitude of benefits that include bolstering a resume, growing as an individual and of course, having fun! At Macclesfield FC International, we can provide you with all of this and more with our Gap Year Programme.

Open to anyone over the age of 16, our inspiring offering represents more than just a gap year – it nurtures the skills, knowledge bases and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Unique in its structure, our Gap Year Programme runs from September to May each year and ticks every box in terms of developing you as both a footballer and as a young adult. A poignant conduit between our four Week Residency Programme and full-time University Programme, we will provide an evocative taster of what it’s like to study and play football here in England.

There can be no doubt that our Gap Year Programme leads the way globally and gives every student-athlete the opportunity to invest significantly in their future careers whilst also enjoying the time of their lives!

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Register Your Interest

Embark on your football education journey with The International Football Group by completing the form below—let’s kick off your path to success together!

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Day 2: Girls Training ahead of their fixture against Liverpool FC tomorrow!! 

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✅ Macclesfield FC Summer Training Experience Day 1️⃣
The 6 Weeks of the Macclesfield FC Summer Residency 2024 Has Officially Begun!

There are still places to join the last 4 weeks of our intensive training experience via our website, link in bio 🔗
2️⃣days left until residency begins! Make sure to get in touch ASAP if you would like to book onto the last 4 weeks of our intensive training experience via our website. 🔗Link in bio
3️⃣Days left! Who’s excited? 🤩 

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With only hours left to go before the first arrivals for our Macclesfield FC Summer Residency 2024 touch down in Manchester, our coaches run through how we’ll get from the airport to the Stadium for training on Monday. 💪⚽️
Just 4️⃣ Days until Residency begins! Looking forward to our first players arriving on Saturday✈️

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