Football is the main school sport played in the Lent Term, with over 250 boys enjoying the experience.

The boys get four hours of coaching each week and play matches every Saturday afternoon and occasionally during the week. M.S.A.F.C. runs ten teams, which play 12 fixtures in the term. Coaching is of the highest standard and the school employs two U.E.F.A.-qualified coaches as well as an ex-international footballer.

M.S.A.F.C. takes part in the Mercian League, a league of 16 independent schools. The school has been very successful in this competition and has won titles at 1st, 2nd and U15 age groups.

The Football Club regularly runs trips abroad and has previously sampled the delights of Spanish, Dutch, Greek and French football.

Football Training Courses at Monmouth School

The following courses are available to students as part of the School’s Enrichment programme:

Football leadership: Mr. M. Caitlin (1 term)

This course is aimed at those with an interest in developing coaching skills with a view to training and organising practices for younger sportsmen, focusing upon their skill development. Examined and certificated by Monmouth School.

Football referring: Mr. I. Townsend (1 term)

I.E.N Refereeing Services provide professional match officials that officiate games across the UK. There will be both classroom and practical work and, if successful, you will be certificated by IEN (

Referee Training
All of the 2016 students who passed their referee training course