The Scarborough Football Scholarship allows both male and female students the opportunity to take their football to the next level.

Scarborough’s established all-girl football education course

We offer six hours of expert training sessions every week and also match-day experience each Wednesday, which will see our teams play in the National League, the National Youth Football League and also the AOC Sport League.

Every training session and home match for the male and women’s programme are played at the the state-of-the-art Flamingo Land Stadium on the 3G pitch. This gives all students a complete stadium experience.

The male programme has three teams. Our Under-23s play in the National Football Youth League against Crystal Palace, Everton and Leeds United, while our Under-19s are in the National Youth Alliance League, taking other high-quality teams like Harrogate Town and South Shields.

The Scholarship also has a men’s team in the AOC Sport League. They tackle college teams from all over the north of England.

Our Women’s section also plays in the National Football Youth League, turning out against Sunderland and Burnley, among others. 

We have already had Phoenix Sykes progress to play for Middlesbrough Ladies.


Home matches are played under the floodlights at Flamingo Land Stadium. This is a 3,500-capacity stadium and the home of Scarborough Athletic’s first team.  Several students have made their debuts for the first team over the past couple of seasons.

Our coaching is led by director Steve Brennan and our staff also includes Denny Ingram, who played over 250 games in the Football League.

Current Scarborough Athletic first-team coach and club captain Ryan Blott is also on the Scholarship coaching staff, as is ex-Barnsley, Grimsby Town and St Johnstone attacker Michael Coulson.

The Scholarship is the only educational establishment run locally to offer a range of different routes in to semi-professional football.

There is no cost involved for any of the students for any of our college league fixtures as transport is provided.

Position-specific coaching

Action from our Mens’ Programme

Check out our Ladies’ Programme