Unique FA are proud to offer full-time scholarships to post-16 students for talented and committed players aged 16-19

The Scholarship programme offers successful applicants two routes of academic study;


1.) Enrol at Overton Grange School Sixth Form (Sutton) our partner school & choose from a range of A Level & BTEC courses to study within a school environment.

2.) Enrol with education providers Elite Pathways Sport and Training and study a range of Pearson BTEC Level 3 in Sport courses and other vocational courses onsite at- Leatherhead FC our partner club.

We understand that the needs and requirements of each individual can differ and therefore provide the successful candidates with an academic pathway which best suits them.


Combine your studies with a rigorous football development programme delivered by UEFA A License coaches, qualified sport scientists and additional specialist staff.


Games Programme

  • For season 2018/19 the 1st XI will play in the U23 Bostik Development League with the 2nd Xl competing in the U19 National Youth Alliance League
  • ESFA Elite National U18s School Cup Competition
  • Surrey Cup
  • Unique FA Showcase games
  • Leatherhead FC - 1st Team opportunities for those selected 

With spaces limited per academic year, successful candidates can expect to benefit from the following:

  • Expert coaching from UEFA A License coaches
  • Outstanding training facilities
  • Individual fitness and conditioning plan delivered by a GB International athlete and coach
  • Video analysis
  • Online Player Portal system and HUDL membership
  • Nutritional plans
  • Physiotherapy
  • FA Coaching qualifications
  • Competitive Games Programme
  • Showcase Fixtures
  • Trial opportunities

Candidates will also be given the opportunity to represent Unique FA in showcase fixtures against professional clubs - a wonderful opportunity to impress scouts and pro club officials.  Previous fixtures have seen Unique FA teams play against a number of pro clubs including:

Preparing for the future

By combining a footballing education along with academic studies, candidates who successfully complete the 2-year Scholarship programme can look forward to the possibility of a choice of careers in the following fields:

  • Professional/Semi-Professional Football Player
  • University
  • Further academic study after completion of A-Levels/BTEC courses with Elite Pathways
  • Football Scholarships at American Universities
  • Coaching Career
  • Employment in alternative fields

To get started apply now!