Best Centre Academy and Loughborough College Sport Football Programme offers you the opportunity to study with Loughborough College and pursue your footballing ambitions in Spain.

Alongside studying a Level 3 BTEC in Sport, male and female players will sign with the Mallorcan football teams at CE Santanyi or CE Campos, which are 10-15 minutes from the Academy in Colonia Sant Jordi.

Male players will train with and play matches for one of these clubs in the junior age group (16-18 years). The clubs play in the Balearic Regional league and maybe seen by scouts from RCD Real Mallorca, Barcelona, Valencia (La Liga) & CD Atletico Baleares (Segunda División B).

Female players will play at CE Santanyi where there is a direct pathway into UD Collerense (women’s 2nd tier) and CD Atletico Baleares (women’s 3rd tier) for players who are at that level. Women players compete in the senior competitions from the age of 16.

Transport to training sessions, league fixtures and friendly games will be provided.

On the programme you will have strength & conditioning sessions to compliment your teams football training sessions to ensure that you are in the best physical condition you can be in. There will also be additional training sessions that will allow you to have more support to work on skills needed to improve your footballing capabilities.

If you have a love for football, want to train seriously and play in a country that has dominated Football in recent times then we have a daily and weekly timetable geared to give you the best chance of making your way in the game.

At the BEST Centre Academy, we are part of your journey. We offer our learners two great years to study sport and to develop as a player. We will monitor your progress and give you the best advice on where to go next, whether to play at College in the USA on scholarship, progress to a university in the UK , or go for trials in the leagues around Europe.

Off the field, there are lots of career opportunities in football that can keep you at the heart of the game you love. This can be in the sports media, social media, video and photography, football coaching, physio, sports science, marketing, research, football federations, football leagues, tournaments and events, travel and tourism, law, and many more. We can help build your future in the game both on and off the pitch.


In your first month with us you will be taken for trials at our partner teams and sign with one of the partner teams. We will go through all the paperwork needed to have you registered with the Balearic football association. This can take up to 8-12 weeks or so. While the papers are being processed you will be free to train with the club and play in friendly matches. When your international clearance is completed you can play in the league fixtures.

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