UK Soccer. US Education.

Live, Play & Study in the United Kingdom.

UK Soccer. US Education.

Live, Play & Study in the United Kingdom.


View detailed information about our undergraduate soccer programme. 


Find more information about our postgraduate soccer programme. 

Academy Life

It doesn't get much better than this. View information about our unique academy.

RIASA is the World's Only Soccer Programme Offering a Dual Accredited UK/USA Degree.

RIASA is the World's Only Soccer Programme Offering a Dual Accredited UK/USA Degree.

Why Choose RIASA?

Earn 2 University degrees in 1

Earn an International Sports Management degree, dual-accredited in both the United States & the United Kingdom. 

Professional environment

Experience a professional-standard UK soccer academy with highly experienced UEFA A & B licensed coaches. 

Develop yourself culturally

Live in the home of soccer and develop yourself culturally by travelling and playing across Europe.


The Original Soccer Programme.

RIASA was the first programme to arrive in the UK offering student-athletes the chance of playing high intensity football whilst studying for a top-class degree.

How is RIASA Different

We know there are a variety of soccer academies offering programmes similar to RIASA, however,  our programme offers student-athletes a more intense and rewarding experience. 

Play & train for 9 months  

US soccer programmes typically run for just 3 months, whereas we offer 9 months of intense training, coaching & competitive matches.

A programme that works for you

Our soccer programme combined with your degree allows you to thrive. The Programme is specifically built to help you succeed. 

Opportunities that matter

We organise showcase games and play in events across Europe to offer you opportunities like no other soccer academy.

We are riasa

Play UK Soccer. Earn a US & UK Degree.

Find out what it’s like when you choose our soccer academy. Joining RIASA will transform your life, whether you are trying to make it pro or just have a love for the game, our programme is perfect for you.

We're located in Leeds 

Our academy is based in the middle of the UK, just over 1 hours drive from Manchester. 

Professional standard

We use the highest quality footballs and have access to FIFA standard 3G & grass pitches.

The degree

Find more detailed information about the degree pathway.

Dylan turner

"Coming to England Gave me a Better Understanding of the Game."

Graduated student-athlete Dylan Turner talks about how choosing RIASA was the perfect decision.

Ready to apply? 

You've researched our academy and now you want to join. It's time to apply!

Get the #RIASA look

Purchase RIASA travel, training and match wear replica.

ID camps

ID Camps are the perfect way to find out about our programme.

75+ nationalities

We are International.

Join an international football programme. No matter where you’re from in the world, if you meet the academic requirements and you want to improve your soccer, you can apply to join our ever growing roster of diverse students. 

enjoy the journey

It’s Life Changing. 

By choosing our unique soccer programme you are investing in your future. You’ll mix with like minded individuals who share the same determination to achieve success. 

a place to grow

We Develop You. 

It’s intense at our football academy. Nothing worth having in life is easy and, with this in mind, each training session is fuelled with the intention of helping you to progress.

stay focused

It’s Down to You.

We put you in positions to thrive. Every game, every training session and being surrounded by other talented soccer athletes  helps you to grow. Commitment and passion are vital in helping you succeed on your RIASA journey. 


We Are Unique. 

There isn't another soccer academy that can offer the challenging football programme and high quality teaching that is available at RIASA. Earn a top class degree and enjoy moments that last a lifetime as you venture for success at our academy in Leeds.

Start Your Journey.

Embark on a rewarding and life changing soccer programme. 

  • Earn a US & a UK Degree
  • Play a 9-Month Soccer Season
  • Reach Your Potential in the UK