NFL Academy to move from London to Loughborough ahead of 2022/23 season


The NFL’s flagship UK Academy is to leave London and relocate to Loughborough as part of a major facilities upgrade.

The NFL Academy, which was established in 2019 as the first of its kind outside North America, has until now been based at Barnet and Southgate College in north London but will move to the East Midlands before the start of the new academic year in September. .

The project aims to provide talented student-athletes between the ages of 16 and 19 with full-time training while receiving professional-level American football coaching and has so far seen five players win scholarships in NCAA Division 1 colleges in the United States.

Following its move north, the Academy will use the education and accommodation services of Loughborough College alongside the facilities of Loughborough University, which is recognized as the country’s leading sporting university and is regularly used as a center training with various national and professional teams, as well as Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

“Barnet and Southgate College have been a great partner in establishing the Academy, and we are now very excited to further develop the academic and sporting offerings with a move to Loughborough,” said Brett Gosper , responsible for the NFL for Europe and UNITED KINGDOM.

“Operating in an elite sports performance center with a global reputation, combined with the excellent classroom offering, gives students the best chance for future success in all areas. This will allow us to achieve our goal of creating life-changing opportunities for young people through American football.

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