RSC Academy for Football Excellence

RSC Academy for Football Excellence

We provide an environment that enhances development in academic & practical performance

Get to Know Our Teams

We provide opportunity for students to play and learn in training and in competitive leagues, with players moving up to allow them to be challenged and down to allow them to consolidate and deliver throughout their development at RSC Academy for Football Excellence. 

Players are constantly monitored by the qualified coaching staff and our teams and leagues allow all students the opportunity to play and enjoy the game. 


  • 1st Team
  • Reserves
  • U21s
  • U19s
  • Youth U18s & U17s
  • Tameside United Ladies FC U17s
  • Professional League Development Squad
  • U16s Development Squad
  • U15s Development Squad
  • U14s Development Squad
  • Technical Development School U8s – U14s


1st Team

  • Football League One (Rochdale AFC)
  • Conference League
  • Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One (Hyde United FC & Buxton FC)
  • North West Counties Premier Division (Abbey Hey FC)


  • Lancashire League South (Saturday) 
  • Cheshire U21s Premier League (Sundays)

Youth Academy Teams

  • U19s – National Football Youth League (Wednesday)
  • U18s – North West Youth Alliance Premier League U18s (Sunday)
  • U18 and 17s – Tameside United Ladies FC - South Manchester Girls Football League (Saturday)
  • U17s – North West Youth Alliance Division 1 (Sunday)

Junior Teams

  • Tameside United Girls FC
  • Rochdale FC Development Centre U16s
  • Rochdale FC Development Centre U15s
  • Rochdale FC Development Centre U14s