There are 2 teams:
- the Academy team and
- the Development Squad
The Academy team is the stronger team and includes players who are able to compete at the highest level of college football: the ECFA League.
The Development Squad is made up of promising first year players who will hopefully progress into the Academy team in their second year. The Development Squad play in the ECFA regional league, one level below Academy team.
In addition to these 2 league sides, the Academy also competes at U18 level in both the WSFA Colleges Cup. This team is made up of Academy league players who still are within the U18 age limit as well as players from the Development Squad.
Academy players train 4 days a week and receive the highest level of sports science support which includes the utilisation of a strength and conditioning specialist and video analysis of training and games.
The Academy and development teams train 4 days a week and integrate a number of different disciplines into a typical weekly schedule.
The squad completes a power weights session in the gym for 45 minutes before then moving on to a technical/tactical training session on the pitch.
Tuesday is used to work on the specific needs of the team in relation to the following days' fixture. This session usually begins in the classroom where the academy's video analysis software is utilised to analyse previous performance and highlight areas of both success and improvement.
Wednesday is the college league match day. For a typical home game there will be a 2pm kick off. Away fixtures can sometimes involve long travel distances so departure times vary.
Friday's training is a technical/tactical based session on either the grass or the 3G all weather surface.