Football Academy

Academy Overview

The BSI Football Academy offers the opportunity for players to experience top class training in an environment modelled on the leading football academies in Europe.  We create pathways for talented and hard working players to fulfil their footballing ambitions.

Full-Time U19 Academy

This program combines top class football training and athletic development with a quality education, with the goal of developing well-rounded young people for success in life and on the football pitch.  All of this is presented in a structured and disciplined environment, allowing the students to flourish to their potential and at their own pace.

Students attend the BSI Study Centre for Youth Athletes at Huddle Park in Linksfield, Johannesburg in the mornings, and receive football training 4 afternoons a week at Jeppe Quondam Sports Club. The football programme is designed and managed by our Technical Director Zeca Marques. Click here to download brochure...

U23 Academy

Available from 2020, the U23 Academy provides professional football training and development for players who have finished high school and wish to further their progress towards full potential. Players can sign up for a full year or for 12 weeks at a time.  Click here to download brochure.

Coming Soon - BSI Football Club

Look out of the launch of our football club, which will offer league matches and training for various junior age-groups.

Academy Staff
The academy staff is lead by Technical Director Zeca Marques. Zeca is a UEFA Pro Licensed Coach, the highest qualification available worldwide. He regularly returns to Europe for learning and interacting with leading coaches.

He has a Neuro-Linguistic Programming certification (Emotional Intelligence), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy certification, Sports Psychology Diploma, Fitness and Nutrition Diploma and a KNVB (Dutch) Coaching certification.

Zeca’s professional coaching career took him around the South African Premier Soccer League, including coaching positions at Bidvest Wits, Black Leopards, Santos and Moroka Swallows, where he lead them to victory in the MTN 8 Cup.

Zeca heads up a team of coaches, trainers and experts who work with the players in various areas of development. These include Ryan Latief (UEFA B licensed Coach), Zac van Heerden (Exercise Physiologist), Eurico Marques (Physiotherapist) and Sean Addinall (Sports Scientist).

Interested in the Football Academy?

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