In Year 11? Want to swap school for the stadium next September? Apply for a place at the Maidstone United Football Academy.
Get your application in during the next few days as there is an open evening and trial at the Gallagher Stadium this Friday (15 December).
The club’s academy programme is now in its sixth season and applications have consistently outstripped places. During the two-year programme students have the opportunity to study a BTEC Sport at Level Two or Three, while training and playing at the home of the Stones.
Two academy squads compete in the National League Under 19 Alliance – one of the largest leagues in the country – featuring academy teams backed by professional or semi-pro clubs. Maidstone United Ambers and Whites are the current Division B and G champions. Academy students also represent the club in the prestigious FA Youth Cup.
A number of players have been called up to the first team squad, with several others dual-registered with clubs in the Isthmian and Southern Counties East leagues.