GUFC Academy Programme

2023/24 will be the inaugural season of the newly established GUFC Academy Programme, of which 10 players (new or current) will be selected for this opportunity.

Benefits to students

This opportunity will provide numerous benefits to the students selected to partake in it from both personal and football perspectives:

  • Prestige of Academy Programme Status
  • Opportunity to play in the Scottish Football Senior League Pyramid while obtaining a Degree
  • Opportunity to play British University and Coaches Sports (BUCS) football
  • Coaching by Experienced Professional Football Coaches
  • Minimum of Two Football Coaching Sessions per Week
  • Weekly Strength and Conditioning Instruction
  • Sports Science and Nutrition Instruction and Support
  • Access to Sports Physiotherapy Support
  • Supplied Training and Match-Day Kit and Equipment
  • Complimentary Membership of University Sports Facilities and Access to 1st Class Football and Gym Facilities
  • Complimentary Membership of the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA)

Academy player conditions

This is a brand-new and prestigious opportunity for players to thrive and develop during their 4+ years with us at The GUFC, providing a solid foundation for a future career in senior football. It is provided and funded by the club and as such the award of Academy Player status is subject to certain conditions as set out by the Head Coach:

  • Players must be available for Pre-Season Training and Matches from 1st July (Negotiable for Foreign Students)
  • Player Holidays and Absence must be agreed in advance with Club Head Coach
  • Players must hold or be in the process of applying for a degree course at Glasgow University
  • Players must present a strong Football CV on application
  • Players must have a Professional Attitude at all time 

*Failure to comply with the listed conditions may lead to termination of Academy status!

academy benefits to the gufc

This programme is also designed to benefit the long-term prospects of our club, by attracting and developing promising young talent year-on-year. Some of these benefits include:

  • Enhanced Player Recruitment
  • Enhanced Squad Planning 
  • Enhanced Player Development
  • Introduction of 1st Team Player Pathway
  • Squad in place in Preseason
  • Academy available to current squad 
  • Increased Professionalism 

how to apply!

To apply to become a member of the GUFC Academy Programme email your Football CV & Supporting Video Footage to!!!

We look forward to your application.