College But Different & EastLeigh FC Elite Development Squad Education Programme


Ambitious Conference National Club Eastleigh FC have teamed up with College But Different to offer a new exciting opportunity to third year college students.

Eastleigh FC are looking to bridge the gap between the scholarship programme and the first team squad, whilst giving players opportunities to play against professional clubs in marque “In house games”, train regularly with the first team.
— Luke Hardy - Academy Manager

Who’s it For?

This is for thous aged 18(3rd Year at college) who want to develop their football ability, gain nationally recognised qualifications and follow a career in football

Who Delivers The PRogramme?

The programme is managed and delivered by College But Different in partnership with Eastleigh FC. College But Different delivers the education and Eastleigh FC delivers the football development programme.

How Long Is The PRoGramme?

It is a year full time education and football development programme.


As part of the Elite Development Squad have the opportunity to train on a daily basis with Eastleigh FC conference national 1st team squad, play in behind close door friendlies against Football and Premier league opposition. Maybe your the next Elite Development Squad player to break into the 1st team match day squad?


Salford City Away

At this season’s National League Conference game thress EDS players joined the 1st team match day squad.

Are you the next player off the Academy and EDS production line?

Book Your Trial Today!!!

Eastleigh FC will look to undertake football trials for the EDS in the near future for season 2019/20 don’t miss out and get your name on the list today.

Eastleigh FC will be running the first set of trials on Monday 13th of May 2019

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