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i2i Soccer Academy

Study at York St John University alongside a full time Football Development programme from the i2i International Soccer Academy.

Students playing football

The Evolution International Cricket Academy is the first full-time cricket training programme for UK and International students to study and play in England

Students will have the opportunity to study one of over 100 courses available at York St John University. 

As well as studying, the students will also have access to all the university facilities, on and off campus. 

All of the degrees run alongside the Evolution ICA full-time professional training programme. 

Students will train four days a week, mirroring a professional cricket team. The timetable between university and sporting studies are thoroughly planned out to enable students the maximum contact time with university tutors and cricket coaches.

The ICA fully qualified coaches have gained valuable experience in the county cricket leagues, playing for some of the best sides such as Yorkshire, Durham, Derbyshire and Surrey. They will work with you on sporting qualities as well as ensuring every student graduates as a fully-rounded individual, on and off the 

You will work closely with ICA through specialised programmes, in groups and individually, to enable maximum success and growth.

Evolution ICA’s aim is to create pathways for their players into the world of professional cricket. Throughout the programme, you will be provided with the opportunity to showcase your talent to coaches and scouts from the English county circuit through showcase games against high-ranking academies and 
minor county cricket teams. All fixtures will be filmed by coaches, working alongside students to watch and analyse games to help improve future performances. This gives you a unique insight into the team’s performance, as well as how to guarantee every player fine tunes their technique.



Applications to study at York St John University as part of the i2i International Soccer Academy should be made through i2i.  For an initial conversation and to be sent an application form you can contact i2i here.

Below you can review the courses you may choose to study through i2i at York St John University. Please note, the application links on these pages will take you through the University’s regular application process, not the i2i application process. To apply through i2i, please contact the i2i team directly.


York St John University offers several courses as part of our partnership with i2i.

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