Football Academy

Academy Overview

The BSI Football Academy enables players to take their football to the next level, through professional training in an environment modelled on the leading football academies in Europe.  We develop talented and hard working players, and create international pathways for them to fulfil their footballing ambitions through our network of coaches and academies worldwide.

U19 Programme (full-time)

If you're really serious about a playing career in football, then this programme is for you. The programme combines professional football training and athletic development with a quality high school education. The goal is to develop well-rounded young people for success on the football pitch and in life.

All of this is presented in a structured and disciplined environment by professional staff, enabling the players to reach their full potential. The full-time Premier Programme is available from grade 8 to grade 12 and is guaranteed to take your game to the next level and beyond.

Students attend the BSI Sports Study Centre for Youth Athletes at Huddle Park in Linksfield, Johannesburg in the mornings, and in the afternoons experience a football programme which includes football training, athletic development, tactical learning, football theory, mental training, sports science testing, life skills, media training and more.

The football programme is designed and managed by Technical Director Zeca Marques, Director of Performance Eurico Marques and Senior Coach Ryan Latief. Click here to download brochure...

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U23 Programme (full-time)

The U23 Programme provides professional football training and development for players who have finished high school and wish to further their progress towards full potential.  The intensive programme includes high levels of technical, tactical, and fitness training as we strive to take the players' games to a level strong enough to turn professional.  As with all our programmes, we provide local and international opportunities for those who are at a sufficient standard and attitude.   Click here to download brochure...

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Goalkeeping Academy

Professional goalkeeping coaching and training is available at the BSI Football Academy through legendary goalkeeping coach Alex Heredia.  Contact for more information.

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.

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. The coaching and support staff includes Eurico Marques (Director of Performance and Physiotherapist), Ryan Latief (UEFA B licensed Coach), Alex Heredia (FIFA licensed Goalkeeping Coach), Zac van Heerden (Exercise Physiologist), Renee Reinecke (Sports Scientist), and Mark Fairbank (Mental Coach).

Click here to download an application form for the U19 programme

Click here to download an application form for the U23 programme


Interested in the Football Academy?

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