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UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program

Apply now to start in February 2021

The UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program is a unique opportunity to study a qualification of your choice at UOW's Wollongong campus, while also developing your football skills with training provided by fully qualified coaches from English Premier League (EPL) club Tottenham Hotspur.

The first of its kind, the program brings together one of the world's best-known football clubs and one of the world's best modern universities.

In addition to your academic fees, the cost of the program is $15,000 per year. As part of the program, you will undertake up to 20 hours of Global Football Program content each week for 36 weeks around your academic timetable, and will have opportunities for selection to compete at a local, national and international level (through the UOW football team).

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Program details

Participants commencing in 2021 will receive:

  • Up to 20 hours of Global Football Program content each week, for 36 weeks, scheduled around your academic study
  • Training programs are composed and conducted by two dedicated UEFA and FA-qualified Tottenham Hotspur FC coaches
  • Silver level membership to UniActive Gym at our Wollongong and Innovation campuses
  • UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program branded Nike gear for all on and off-field activity
  • Periodic mental agility training with Mike Conway who is the Emotional Agility & Mental Coach with the Socceroos and other Australian National Football Teams
  • Individualised Strength & Conditioning program to ensure you are physically prepared to take your game to the next level
  • Insurance under University of Wollongong’s wider sports participation insurance policy
  • Access to discounted accommodation in UOW’s on campus accommodation in Kooloobong Village
  • Assessment for local scholarship scheme to receive discounted access to the Global Football Program

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  • The program is open to applications from domestic and international student studying at – or applying to study at – UOW from 2020 for courses available at the Wollongong campus.
  • Academic applications can be for a UOW degree or UOW College Australia academic or English qualification. Students applying for the program must also submit a separate application to study at UOW or UOW College, via the relevant application process.
  • The football program will be undertaken in addition to your academic studies.
  • You must provide a summary of your football playing experience to date as part of your online application. There is no set level of ability or experience that impacts eligibility into the program, the coaches will tailor the program to your individual needs.

Applications are still being accepted for 2021. Apply now.

The Global Football Program will start in February 2021.

Successful applicants will also be required to meet academic admission requirements for UOW/UOWC programs.

The program costs $15,000 AUD per annum, per applicant.

Participants commencing in 2021 will receive:

  • Up to 20 hours of Global Football Program content each week, for 36 weeks, scheduled around your academic study

  • Training programs are composed and conducted by two dedicated Tottenham Hotspur FC coaches
  • Silver level membership to UniActive Gym at our Wollongong and Innovation campuses
  • UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program branded Nike gear for all on and off-field activity
  • Periodic mental agility training with Mike Conway who is the Emotional Agility & Mental Coach with the Socceroos and other Australian National Football Teams

  • Individualised Strength & Conditioning program to ensure you are physically prepared to take your game to the next level
  • Insurance under University of Wollongong’s wider sports participation insurance policy

  • Access to discounted accommodation in UOW’s on campus accommodation in Kooloobong Village

  • Assessment for local scholarship scheme to receive discounted access to the Global Football Program

 

Applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit at the time they accept their football application.

Program fees will be paid in two payments: the first payment will be required to be made prior to the start of Session 1 2021, and the second payment will be required to made prior to the start of Session 2 2021.

Students applying for the UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program 2020 intake will be able to apply for accommodation at our Kooloobong Village at the specially discounted price of:

  • $202 per week (this is for a room in a four bedroom unit, non-catered)
  • Applicants must sign a 45-week contract
  • Total price is $9,090 p.a., plus non-refundable application fee ($27) 

Kooloobong Village is conveniently located on the Wollongong campus and is within walking distance from training grounds, facilities and classes and is also only a short ride into the Wollongong CBD on the free shuttle.

Applicants may choose to apply for accommodation at one of our other residences located on or around the Wollongong campus, however, no discount will apply.

You can find more information about UOW accommodation here.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What level of football ability or experience do I need to join the Program?

A: There is no set level of ability or experience you need to have to be eligible for the Global Football Program. The coaches in the program have worked with males and females of varying abilities and the program will be tailored to your individual requirements to help you reach your maximum potential as a footballer.

Q: How will I fit in the extra training around my study, club football and work commitments?

A: The Program Manager will work with you to plan your training sessions and other program activities around your study and club commitments. The Global Football Program training sessions are generally in the morning to avoid any clashes with study and club football. There are team sessions each morning, of which you would be expected to attend 4 of those per week. There is also an opportunity to schedule individual or small group sessions around your academic timetable.

Learn what A week in the life of a global football program student might look like.

Q: What does the program offer?

A: The Global Football Program offers a wide range of services which enable all players to develop and learn both on and off the field. The Global Football Program has dedicated staff in the following areas:

Two UEFA Licensed Coaches

Every player works with our 2 THFC Coaches 5 days a week with group sessions, small group sessions and 1-on-1 programs.

Individual strength and conditioning programs

Strength and Conditioning specialists will design individualised programs for each student enrolled in the program to help maintain and improve physical performance. Regular testing is also conducted to monitor player progress throughout the year.

Customised fitness programs

We focus on helping students maintain physical fitness for the pitch. Our health and medical staff provide education and regular check-ups with students to maintain health and fitness, and to reduce injuries.

Specialist goalkeeper coaching

Each Goalkeeper on the GFP program will receive high quality Goalkeeper training 3 times a week, with small group sessions and 1-on-1 sessions available.

Q: I will be relocating to Wollongong to join the Program, how will I find a club to play for?

A: The UOW Global Sports Program Manager along with the coaching staff will assist you in finding a local club that is suitable for your level. We have built relationships with many clubs in the region and will be able to find a club for all levels of ability.

Q: I will be commuting to Wollongong for study and for the Program. I am happy with the club I am currently playing at, do I need to join a local club in the Illawarra?

A: If you have a club you would like to remain playing for, you do not have to find a new club in the Illawarra. Be mindful of the commitment you are making to the program and your study as the commute time will need to be factored into your week.

Q: Why Tottenham Hotspur FC?

A: Tottenham Hotspur is renowned across the globe for developing talented young players for both Club and country. This includes current first team players such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks. Tottenham’s Global Football Programs offer world-class experiences, inspiring young players by using training methods direct from our Academy to support every player to reach their full potential. Together with the UOW, the Global Football Program will allow students the opportunity to become some of the best players in the region.

Q: I am not sure I want to commit to studying for three years, is there a course I can do to complement the GFP for 2021?

A: To be eligible for the Global Football Program you must be an enrolled student at UOW or UOW College. If you are not sure you are ready to commit to a full degree at UOW, there are options at the UOW College which are shorter options to kick-start your education at UOW.

Q: Will there be an opportunity for a UK Tour?

A: Yes. The UK Tour has been designed to give students the opportunity to go visit Tottenham Hotspur’s brand new stadium and Training Ground whilst also having the chance to go into London to see some of their world famous sights. This end of year tour will be an additional cost.

Q: Will this program help me progress as a footballer?

A: With 5 days a week training, regular gym schedules and other services provided, the Global Football Program will push every player to their footballing limit, giving them the best opportunity to develop. With the regional connections assembled, the GFP can give you the best chance of trailing, training, and playing with reputable teams of all ability in the Illawarra region.

 

Meet the coaches

A team of professional coaches are on hand to make you the best football player you can be.

Coaching team
The Global Football Program has been an amazing experience so far, combining football skills with technical work of Tottenham Hotspurs play style of football. I have really enjoyed the intensity at training, and players. All in all, I’m loving the program.Harry LloydCurrently participating in the Global Football Program, Diploma in Social Science

How to apply

Before you begin your application for the football program, you should have the following things ready:

  • A summary of your football playing career to date (500 words max)
  • Referees, including past coaches or physical education teachers
  • Any supporting documents
  • Optional: A link to a video demonstrating your playing ability
  • Details of the clubs you have played for over the past three years
  • A statement on why you would like to be selected for the program
  • The UOW or UOW College course or courses you are interested in studying


International students

  1. International students must ensure they meet entry requirements to study at UOW, including English language and visa requirements.
     
  2. Apply for your preferred course:
  3. Complete the online UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football program application form.
    • Provide a summary of your football playing career as part of your application including names and contact details of relevant coaches/associations
    • Attach a resume, document or link to a video which may demonstrate your football experience


Domestic students

  1. Apply for your preferred course and ensure you meet the entry requirements outlined on Course Finder:
  2. Complete the online UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football program application form.
    • Provide a summary of your football playing career as part of your application including names and contact details of relevant coaches/associations
    • Attach a resume, document or link to a video which may demonstrate your football experience
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UOW student with Indian background Postgraduate degrees
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Why apply?

Students can combine study at one of the world's best modern universities while receiving training from a club renowned for developing young talent. Through the program, students will develop a skill set for their sporting and professional careers, including strategic thinking, problem solving and time management. They will also have the opportunity to be a part of the community through engagement programs and outreach activities with local clubs to support the game.

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