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Cambria Football Academy

Our academies

If you love football, whether you’ve been kicking a ball around since you could walk or you want to get off the bench for the first time, we have a team for you. Choose from Cambria Nomads Academy, Cambria Men’s Football at Yale, or Cambria Women’s Football Team. Find out about each of our brilliant teams below.

At Coleg Cambria, we’re entering our sixth year in partnership with Connah’s Quay Nomads FC, who are one of the top teams in Welsh domestic football.

What you need to know

We’re taking a leaf out of Connah’s Quay Nomads FC first team curriculum, by providing a comprehensive training schedule. Mirroring their curriculum will ensure you have the best technical, tactical and physical development.

Monday 4-6 – Strength and Conditioning / Technical Training
Tuesday 4-6 – Tactical Training
Wednesday – AoC Sport Fixtures
Thursday – 4-5:30 – Recovery session
Friday – No Training
Saturday – U18 North East Wales Clwyd Men’s League
Sunday – U19 Welsh Premier Development League

Coleg Cambria Men’s 1

  • AoC Sport North West Category 1
  • AoC British Colleges Cup
  • Welsh Schools Cup
  • Welsh Colleges Cup


Coleg Cambria Men’s 2

  • Aoc Sport North West Category 2
  • AoC British Colleges Cup (Developmental)
  • Welsh Schools Cup (Developmental)

All home fixtures are played at Connah’s Quay 3G @ CQHS

You’ll have the opportunity to volunteer for Connah’s Quay Nomads Academy. You’ll also be able to gain some of the FAW Football coaching qualifications if you want that under your belt.

We believe that, no matter what you’re studying at Cambria, you should have the opportunity to represent our elite teams. We are committed to combining academic and sporting excellence, supporting your ambitions in the classroom and on the field.

In our most recent Estyn report, inspectors rated the college as ‘excellent’, making Cambria one of the most successful colleges in the UK, and the highest performing college in Wales.

Step 1 – Any player who is interested in the programme is invited to attend the February Open Evening.

Step 2 – All players who attend the open evening are then asked to complete an expression of interest, detailing their reasons for wanting to be part of the programme as well as their ambitions going forward.

Step 3 – Following this, all expressions of interest are reviewed by CQN and a number of players are selected for trial.

Step 4 – Finally, players are then selected from trial and are encouraged to complete their college enrolment.

For further information please contact sportsteams@cambria.ac.uk.

The men’s football team is a very popular choice for students. We hold trials in the second week in September each year.
What you need to know
Between fixtures, you will have the opportunity to work on tactical development and fitness work.
The team competes on Wednesday afternoons in the AOC Colleges league and also the Welsh Colleges national tournament.
Playing on a Wednesday afternoon gives you the freedom to study alongside playing for the team. You will also be given the opportunities to complete further qualifications alongside your elite team.

We believe that, no matter what you’re studying at Cambria, you should have the opportunity to represent in our elite teams. We are committed to combining academic and sporting excellence, supporting your ambitions in the classroom and on the field.

You will also be given the opportunities to complete further qualifications alongside your elite team.

The college team holds trials during September, with competitive fixtures beginning soon after. We’re always looking for new players to strengthen the squad, so don’t worry; we’re able to give you an opportunity to join the team even if you miss the initial trial in September.

For further information please contact sportsteams@cambria.ac.uk.

Why not come and join our successful women’s football provision and be a part of a team that’s constantly growing and developing, thanks to our links with Wrexham Football Club.

Working closely with Wrexham AFC club coaches, we can provide you with a clear link with the college football to the club’s Under 19/Women’s team.

What you need to know

The college team you’re a part of will train and play on a Wednesday afternoon.

The football team play in the AoC North West League South Region and also enter the Welsh Colleges Tournament.

If you’re selected for the Wrexham AFC Ladies squad and study at College, you will be involved with the College team.

Playing on a Wednesday afternoon gives you the freedom to study alongside playing for the team. You will also be given the opportunities to complete further qualifications alongside your elite team.

We believe that, no matter what you’re studying at Cambria, you should have the opportunity to represent in our elite teams. We are committed to combining academic and sporting excellence, supporting your ambitions in the classroom and on the field.

You will also be given the opportunities to complete further qualifications alongside your elite team.

The college team holds trials during September, with competitive fixtures beginning soon after. We’re always looking for new players to strengthen the squad, so don’t worry; we’re able to give you an opportunity to join the team even if you miss the initial trial in September.

For further information please contact sportsteams@cambria.ac.uk.

Selection for the Wrexham AFC Ladies Centre of Excellence is through a trial process. To request a trial please contact sportsteams@cambria.ac.uk.

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