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English and Football with Tottenham Hotspur


We are proud to partner with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to run a combined English and football programme at Royal Holloway University. This includes 15 hours of English and 12 hours of football coaching per week, trips to football stadiums and football seminars. The football coaching is run by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s full-time coaches, who are FA and UEFA qualified.
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Key Facts


10 – 17 years


15 contact hours per week


12 hours football coaching per week




University Campus




100 max beds per week


  • 12 hours football coaching with FA and UEFA qualified coaches
  • Free football kit
  • Study in the Founder’s building built in 1886
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About the programme

  • English levels: Elementary – Proficiency (programme can be adjusted to lower English levels)
  • Young learners’ syllabus available for students aged 9-11
  • Maximum class size: 16
  • Excursions to football stadiums
  • Excursions to London and Windsor



  • Trinity GESE exam*
  • World of Work (ASL) syllabus: Available for students aged 14+ with minimum English level B1


*subject to demand and minimum student numbers required


Oxford International Junior Programmes understands that occasionally slightly young/older siblings or friends may wish to come in a group. Oxford International Junior Programmes reserves the right to accept students who are slightly younger or older than the advertised minimum/maximum age. These exceptional requestions must be approved by our admissions team in advance. Appropriate welfare and safety provisions will apply.

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Turn 1

02 July - 16 July


Turn 2

16 July - 30 July

English & Football with Tottenham Hotspur at Royal Holloway University, Egham


Sports: In addition to extensive football pitches there are badminton, basketball and table tennis facilities. The sports hall is used as part of the activity programme and must be supervised by an Activity Leader. Fully equipped gym for Groups Leaders for a small fee.

Other: A stunning picture gallery and historic chapel are housed within the world-famous Founders building. Social spaces are available within the Students Union such as Tommy’s Bar.


  • Single or twin standard bedrooms in the iconic Founder’s building
  • The accommodation blocks are located very conveniently for access to the canteen and Oxford International offices
  • Wi-Fi is available in the accommodation


Rail: Egham Station (20 mins walk), Direct to Waterloo (40 mins), Direct to Richmond (20 mins).

Bus: Bus stop opposite the entrance, Bus 71 direct to Windsor, Bus 441 direct to Staines.

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Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway, Egham TW20 0EY, UK

Central London

Charing Cross Underground Station, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DR, UK

Egham Train Station

Egham, Egham TW20 9NT, UK

London Heathrow Airport

Condor Way, Longford, Hounslow TW6, UK

London Gatwick

North Terminal, Departures Rd, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NP, UK

Stansted Airport

Terminal, Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW, UK

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Sample Programme

Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2Placement Test and Lesson 1Football CoachingWelcome Disco
Day 3Lesson 2Full day excursion to London with entrance to Wembley StadiumSunset Boat Disco on the River Thames
Day 4Lesson 3Lesson 4On-site Activities
Day 5Full day excursion to London with Politics and Royalty walking tourEntrance to White Hart Lane*On-site Activities
Day 6Lesson 5Football CoachingFootball Seminar then Themed Disco
Day 7Football CoachingHalf day to Windsor with walking tour and entrance to the CastleOn-site Activities
Day 8Football CoachingLesson 6International Evening
Day 9Football CoachingLesson 7On-site Activities
Day 10Football CoachingFootball CoachingFootball Seminar then Karaoke/Lip Sync Battle
Day 11Lesson 8Lesson 9On-site Activities
Day 12Football CoachingLesson 10Talent Show
Day 13Full day excursion to OxfordWalking tour of the city centre and entrance to an Oxford CollegeFarewell Disco
Day 14Full day excursion to Thorpe ParkFull day excursion to Thorpe ParkOn-site Activities
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures

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