CAVC Football Academy

CAVC Football Academy offers talented footballers aged 16-19 a comprehensive player development programme that develops players’ skills both on and off the pitch, in an environment that mirrors the professional game. The Academy places a strong emphasis on balancing sporting performance with educational achievement and CAVC is committed to supporting you with both. An FAW Focus College, awarded by football’s governing body for maintaining the highest standards of football provision, CAVC Football Academy benefits from state-of-the-art, FIFA approved training facilities at the House of Sport next to the Cardiff City Stadium and provides opportunities for learners to play in male, female and disability programmes.

If you’re a passionate footballer and interested in a career in the sport, from logistics and coaching to management and back room support, register your interest to become part of CAVC Football Academy.



The Academy is led and coached by Yeovil Town LFC manager and UEFA B Licence coach Jamie Sherwood. Jamie is Football Academy Director at the College and has been involved with professional football since the age of 14, playing for clubs such as Everton FC and Torquay United FC.

At the age of 18 Jamie started his coaching career and has worked as Newport Men’s manager and led the Welsh University squad at the 2002 British University Games in Edinburgh. He developed a women’s football programme at Cardiff City FC and has worked to develop the women’s game in both the US and UK.

CAVC Football Academy can offer you:

• UEFA qualified coaches
• Over 15 hours of football provision every week
• A focus on individual as well as football specific strength and conditioning
• Sports Psychology support
• Team performance analysis
• Individual performance analysis
• Professional standard training facilities
• An Academy ethos that promotes core values of respect, trust, belief, attitude and honesty.

diego-balde-profilePic.jpg"We are supported really well and both my tutor and football coach understand how important managing my football alongside my studies is for me. It’s changed my life, I’d recommend it to anyone interested in football."

Diego Balde
Position: Midfielder
Studying: Art and Design – 3D Diploma

For more information please contact: Jamie Sherwood, Head of Football
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