Maidstone United Academy will be holding its first recruitment evening for next September on Friday 15 December.
Applicants currently in Year 11 will be invited to the Gallagher Stadium from 18:30 that evening for a brief talk on the academic and sporting elements of the programme, followed by a training session on the pitch.
Applications have outstripped places ever since the academy opened at the home of the Stones – the opportunity to swap school for the stadium being a significant factor in its success.
Academy players study for a BTEC Level 3 in Sport and have the chance to earn FA Coaching Badges.
The club have two teams in the prestigious National League Youth Alliance – both of which won league championships last season. The academy also provides the majority of the club’s FA Youth Cup team.
Several academy players are registered for the first team this season, with many others dual-registered with clubs in Isthmian and Southern Counties East leagues.
- To register for the recruitment evening on Friday 15 December, complete a short online form.