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Welcome to Muzzy Izzet and Steve Walsh's Advanced Football Development Academy

The Advanced Football Development Academy led by ex LCFC Legends Muzzy Izzet and Steve Walsh offers youngsters in Leicester the opportunity to gain a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Studies whilst our daily football training will help broaden your playing skills and fitness. 

About us

Muzzy Izzet, Steve Walsh and VLUK have linked together to give young footballers the opportunity to develop their football ability as well as provide an exceptional post 16 education. Former Premier League footballers and Leicester City FC legends Steve Walsh and Muzzy Izzet are spearheading the Advanced Football Development Academy (AFDA) for youngsters aged between 16-18.


Steve Walsh and Muzzy Izzet will head the coaching staff. Whilst off the field our experienced teaching staff will guide you through the education program, giving you essential support to achieve your targets and gain enough UCAS points required to go onto University. The academy teams currently play in the English Colleges League during the week against other further education colleges at a very competitive standard.

Facilities available

Successful candidates will be provided with the best facilities the academy has to offer including 2 full scale pitches and an all weather pitch. Learners are also provided with a gym membership to David Lloyd Leisure. There are local amenities that provide food on a daily basis. Learners are provided with fully equipped classroom facilities, including laptops and teaching and learning resources.

Additional support

The academy is run by a strong team of professionals giving you ongoing support and guidance throughout the 2 year course, in terms of education, football development and any other additonal learning needs.

Learner success

2016 saw 40% of our learners progress on to Universities around the UK. Several completed the AFDA Sports Coaching Apprenticeship and the remainder went on to complete USA Scholarships, the military, other apprenticeships, and employment.


How to apply

You can apply for courses at Muzzy Izzet and Steve Walsh's Advanced Football Development Academy through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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