Football Academy

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 local and international pathway opportunities for them to fulfil their footballing ambitions through our network of coaches and partner academies such as English Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers and SC Farense of Portugal.



If you're really serious about a playing career in football, then this full-time program is for you. The program combines professional football training and athletic development, with quality high school education and an emphasis on character development. 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 Youth Development Program is open for grade 8 to grade 12 and is guaranteed to take your game to the next level and beyond.

All activities take place at the BSI Football Campus in Modderfontein, Johannesburg. The players attend the study centre in the mornings, and in the afternoons experience a football program which includes football training, athletic development, tactical learning, football theory, mental training, sports science testing, life skills, media training and more.

The football program is designed and managed by Technical Director Zeca Marques, Director of Performance Eurico Marques and Senior Coach Dave Thorpe.

2023 YDP fees are R110, 000 plus subject and exam fees.

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This program provides professional football training and development for players who have finished high school and wish to further their progress towards full potential.  The intensive schedule includes high levels of technical, tactical, and fitness training as we strive to take the players' games to professional standard.  As with all our programs, we provide local and international opportunities for those who are at a sufficient standard and attitude. Training and matches take place at the BSI Football Campus in Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

2023 EDP fees are R60, 000 (Full academy year), R42, 000 (6 months), R24, 000 (3 months)

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The BSI Football Junior Development Program for U8-U13 provides the opportunity for young aspiring footballers to experience a professional training environment modelled on the leading football academies in Europe. The age-specific program combines football training and athletic development to develop well-rounded young people for long-term success in life and on the football pitch. Training involves 3 weekday afternoon sessions and teams will play weekend fixtures during the annual football season. The program takes place at the exclusive BSI Football Campus in Modderfontein, Johannesburg, providing a unique football environment all in one place. Contact: to sign up.


Join us for one of our International Soccer Camps, where we bring coaches from European teams out to South Africa. Participants enjoy an amazing experience of high performance training with European academy coaches. Talented players have been invited to trial in Europe after being identified at our camps.


Professional goalkeeping coaching is available at the BSI Football Academy through Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Shuaib Walters.  Contact for more information.


Our girls program is a collaboration between BSI and JVW Girls Football, providing a full-time high performance football academy with high school education, to promote the growth of girls’ football and to prepare the nation’s most promising young players for international careers.

BSI provides the high school education component of the programme through the BSI Study Centre.  The modern and flexible education method used in the BSI Study Centre allows far more time for sports training and competitive play than tradition schooling methods.

The football training is conducted by JVW’s specialist female coaching team, offering a dedicated training schedule 5-days a week.  The girls have the opportunity to play for JVW Football Club amongst some of the most talented players in South Africa.  Additional services are available to the players through BSI’s sports science department. Click here to download brochure...

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), Dave Thorpe (Head of Football Development, UEFA B licensed Coach), and Marianke Pienaar (Sports Scientist).

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