In the beginning

When first started out in 2000 our aim was to establish an additional support pathway into the semi-professional and professional game for players who were without a club.

We did this by arranging trial matches, all around the country, in front of scouts representing clubs from a variety of levels in the pyramid. In addition to this, players created individual online profiles to catch the eye between trial games, and over the following years we developed a trusted database for footballers of all ages, used by managers of all levels

Our focus has always been on providing assistance for players keen to develop their career; this was a big factor in our decision to open the first professional academy in the UK in 2007 because we could see the way the game was evolving. We wanted to provide more contact time with experienced coaches to ensure players were best placed to utilise the opportunity trial matches provided.

Sixteen years on from our very first trial matches and the world of player recruitment is a very different place.

After much consideration we reached the decision to change the structure of our membership scheme to something more relevant and of more benefit to the aspiring footballer.

Our objective for the business remains the same – to create value for footballers. Now we will be doing just that in a slightly different way; working with a number of industry-leading partners and providing a variety of solutions that will help develop your all-round game.

FCV Membership

We now provide a two-tiered monthly membership scheme, with many benefits.

A basic free membership package, and, for a monthly fee of £5 – or alternatively, annual membership which can be purchased at a reduced rate of £50 for the year, if paid for upfront – the FCV+ membership (which includes a 12-month subscription to FourFourTwo magazine - worth £57).

Being a member of FCV provides many benefits, including qualifying for special offers from the FCV International Football Academy. You will also receive discounts from selected partners, which in some cases will allow you to take advantage of up to 15% discount on recommended retail prices.

To be the best, you must surround yourself with the best.

To sign up, simply click here. What are you waiting for?