Saints Academy

Host families

Southampton Football Club is looking for family homes that could accommodate our young players from 12-to-21 years of age, with the club committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

In certain circumstances young players may be required to spend periods of time away from home and live in the Southampton area, preferably close to the club's Staplewood training ground in the area of Marchwood. We are keen to hear from families within the Marchwood / Hythe /Dibden Purlieu /Totton area who are interested in becoming a host family.

If you are interested in applying to provide a caring "home away from home", then please be aware that all applicants will be required to undergo a full assessment with our club staff, including a satisfactory enhanced DBS Criminal Record Check, before a decision can be made as to suitability. Those intending to host children under the age of 16, will also be required to work within the requirements of Private Fostering Regulations.

A fee is payable to the host family for the duration of the placement.

If you would like further information on this opportunity then please email our team.