Maidstone United have teamed up with Cornwallis Academy to run the club’s successful football academy.
The partnership, which launches in September, will offer students the opportunity to work towards A levels and Level 3 Btec qualifications, while playing and training at the home of the Stones.
Two academy squads will 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.
There will also be a squad in the Kent Schools’ League, which will train with first team boss Jay Saunders and other academy coaches.
Club co-owner Terry Casey said: “It’s been a long-standing aim to forge a partnership with a school to open up access to A level courses for our students.
“I am very pleased to have secured Cornwallis Academy as that partner and look forward to working with them to provide excellent programme of education and coaching.”
While recruitment for the Stones Academy in September 2018 is now complete, there are places to study at Cornwallis Academy’s sixth form – visit www.cornwallisacademy.com for more information.