Facilities at RIASA.

Embrace Playing on Pro Pitches.

Our soccer academy has access to fifa standard pitches. You’ll be able to develop your game on the best surfaces and take in breathtaking experiences like playing inside pro stadiums.

Leeds Beckett 3G pitch

 RIASA has access to Leeds Beckett’s synthetic all weather 3G pitch for training and competing. The floodlit 3G pitch is IRB regulation 22 approved and uses a rubber crumb surface. The pitch is a full size mens professional standard with team bench areas. This 3G pitch is located on the main campus and only a 30 second walk from the onsite accommodation. 

Sports Park Weetwood 3G pitch

 We also utilise Leeds Sports park Weetwood facility which offers a FIFA quality and World 22, 3G rubber crumb surface. This pitch is also all weather and floodlit all year round which makes training in the winter months a lot easier. 

Sports Park Weetwood grass pitch

We also have access to grass pitches at Sports Park Weetwood. These pitches are professional standard and offer a superb playing surface in the summer months. The pitches are professional standard size for mens football and have seated dugout areas for both teams.

Professional surfaces

Every year we try to arrange games where RIASA students get to experience what it’s really like playing on a professional surface. The big stands, the full size professional standard pitch and the emotion of the day will certainly stay in your memories for a long time. 

Improve your performance with Playertek

At our uk soccer academy in Leeds we also utilise the best analysis equipment to help improve your game. We want you to understand your strengths and weaknesses on the pitch, so we can help you achieve your goals.  We use Playertek, which is the number one GPS player tracking system. 

Professional quality throughout

We want you to experience what it feels like playing high level soccer in the UK, and that’s why we always use the best facilities and high quality equipment,  from the footballs to the training props.

Leeds Beckett 3G pitch
Leeds Beckett pro standard nets
Headingley Campus swimming pool
Headingley Campus Gym
Carnegie School of Sport
Sports Park Weetwood 3G pitch
You’ll play at stadiums & training grounds across the UK

At RIASA we make sure you experience football at all levels. Throughout your journey with us you will play on many different pitches at stadiums and training grounds. This broadens your playing experience and allows you to feel what it’s like competing in a professional environment.

Europe & China awaits

At our soccer academy we have great connections in Europe and further afield in China. Every year we tour a European country and play competitive games whilst experiencing new cultures. Recently we comped in China, which offered a whole new world of football experience. The opportunities are endless when you join our soccer programme here in Leeds.

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 dual accredited US/UK Degree
  • Play a 9-Month Soccer Season
  • Reach Your Potential in the UK