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About The Foundation

Since the formation of the Peterborough United Foundation in 2009, the former Football in the Community Scheme has delivered a variety of projects across 4 key themes outlined by the English Football League Trust and the Premier League. The 4 themes are: Sports Participation, Social Inclusion/Community Cohesion, Health and Education.

The Foundation involves several different departments, these are: Women & Girls, NCS, Scholarship, Shadow Squads, Premier League Primary Stars, Premier League Kicks, Fun Days, Goalkeeping, School Sports and Development / Skill Centre's.


Development Centre's / Skills Centre
Peterborough United Foundation runs Development Centre's in 2 locations (Peterborough & March). Development Centre's run for under 6’s through to under 16’s and allow us to coach a player whilst they still train and play for a grassroots team. Development Centres act as a stepping stone between local Football and our Academy. We also have a Skills Centre that runs on a Friday evening at Nene Park Academy from 5:30-6:30pm.

To get involved or to find out more about or Development / Skills Centre, email


Fun Days

The Peterborough United Foundation school holiday courses are for boys and girls of any ability, aged between 5-11 year of age, The sessions are run at different venues across the Peterborough region. Each day consists of fun sessions throughout the day and culminates in matches and tournaments.

Our delivery team consists of vastly knowledgeable FA and UEFA qualified coaches, who are very experienced in working with children and tailoring the sessions to suit the players. Our events are held across the week of every school holiday and will be launched and places can be booked at

To get your child involved or to find out more about our school holiday courses, please email 


We have recently started Goalkeeping sessions for 5-16 year olds. These sessions focus on Shot Stopping, Handling, Footwork, Reactions, Crossing, 1 V 1’s, Distribution, Scoop/Cup/ W Techniques, Collapsing Saves, Low/Mid/High Saves and Decision Making. We aim for the sessions to be fun, engaging but most importantly trying to improve as Goalkeepers.

To get involved or to find out more about our Goalkeeping sessions email


NCS is a government funded programme aimed at 15-17 year old's. The aim of the programme is to bring young people together from various different backgrounds and offer them new opportunities as they take on new challenges, new skills and engage with new people. Enabling these young people to discover new talents and uncover their potential while having fun and enjoying themselves, the scheme has proved to be a resounding success. The programme runs over a 4 week period in the Summer holidays which consists of two residential weeks Monday – Friday and two weeks 9-4pm in and around the local community. The idea is for young people to gain confidence and independence as they learn to communicate with local organisations as long side creating, planning and delivering a social action project in a group of 15. Social action projects in the past have seen young people raise hundreds of pounds for charity as well as volunteer their own time to make a difference in their community. The government pay roughly £1500 for each individual young person to take part in NCS, but the most you will ever have to pay is £50. This covers all food, transport and accommodation for the two residential weeks. If you receive government support or free school meals then the cost of the programme can be completely free.

To get involved or to find out more about our NCS programme, email


Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks is one of the Premier League's flagship community programmes which uses the power of Football and the values of sport and participation to help hard-to-reach youngsters, who are at risk of not being in employment or training once mainstream education is over for them.

The programme aims to build upon community values via the development of young people’s potential, to help guide them towards a range of healthy and constructive activities with long term benefits.

We currently have sessions throughout the week at different venues across the city. For information on these session and how to get involved follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

All of these sessions are FREE of charge and are open to boys and girls aged 10 -18. They will be safe, fun and pressure free environments to enjoy the game.

To get involved or to find out more about or Premier League Kicks programme, email


Premier League Primary Stars
The Premier League Primary Stars programme supports primary schools with a vision to ‘use the inspiration of the Premier League and professional Football clubs to create healthier and more positive futures for all children in England & Wales’.

By signing up to the programme schools get access to high quality PE provision and an excellent array of teaching resources.

The programme will use the appeal of the Premier League, Football and Peterborough United Football Club to improve and enhance PE and other curriculum areas, and develops the skills and values that are crucial to success in later life.

This education programme is designed to teach children four core themes which are "Be Connected", "Be Ambitious", "Be Fair" and "Be Inspiring".

To get involved or to find out more about our Premier League Primary Stars programme, email


The Peterborough United Scholarship combines Football with a BTEC Level 3 in Sport / A-Levels. Unique to this course, the fixtures will be played against both Premier League and Football League clubs with similar programmes and fixtures will be held at fantastic venues such as first team training grounds.

The timetable includes Football training, gym sessions and HUDL match analysis sessions alongside your BTEC / A-Level lessons. In addition to these regular sessions, both Boys and Girls have team bonding sessions throughout the season, such as attending first team fixtures, stadium tours and footgolf.

To get involved or to find out more about our Scholarship programme, email


Shadow Squads
Based at the Mick George Training Academy, the Shadow Squads is the tier below the Academy and provides players an hour’s additional coaching per week on top of their current training schedule. Along with following a training syllabus parallel to the Academy, sessions will be delivered by UEFA B coaches and players will also have regular games as a group.

To get involved or to find out more about our Shadow Squads, email


School Sports Programme
Peterborough United Foundation delivers more than Football. Our highly experienced and qualified staff can offer PPA cover and teacher CPD opportunities in Football, tag Rugby, Hockey, Basketball and Cricket for Key Stage 2 pupils and multi-skills activities for Key Stage 1. We are also able to offer, along with the above sports, Dodgeball, Athletics and Tennis as part of our afterschool programme.

All coaches employed by the Peterborough United Foundation are subject to enhanced DBS checks and up-to-date safeguarding and emergency aid certificates.

We are currently working in six Wisbech primary schools who all follow a similar programme of delivery. We then bring all the schools together to hold friendly festivals for combined year 3 and 4 as well as events and year 5 and 6 competitions. Winners of the festivals win Peterborough United treats.

We currently work in an additional fifteen schools delivering afterschool clubs. All schools that sign up to either P.E. lessons or afterschool clubs receive two season tickets to use at the 23 home league fixtures.

To get involved or to find out more about our School Sports programme, email


Women & Girls
Peterborough United Foundation is fully committed to providing and advancing sporting opportunities for Females in and around the local area. This includes developing Footballing talent within our Girls U8-U16 Elite & Development Centre's, working with local clubs and teams, running Girls only holiday courses and working with other partners/organisations to promote Female sport for all, in a fun and safe environment. Our aims are to introduce as many new Girls and Women to the sport whether it be playing, officiating or coaching and to support them realising their full potential. In addition to this our aim is to provide a clear pathway for all Girls and Women to participate and develop further. We have an U16 side who compete in the Cambridgeshire County League, many of which progress into the Scholarship team, who train daily at the Mick George Training Academy, and compete in the EFL Central Women's Division. This is a natural pathway into one of our two Ladies teams; our first team who currently play in the East Midlands Women’s Regional League, and our Reserve team, who play in the Northamptonshire Women’s Macron League. 

To get involved or to find out more about our Women & Girls programme, email