Applications are now open for places at the Maidstone United Football Academy from September 2019.
Based at the Gallagher Stadium, the club and Cornwallis Academy offer a two-year programme that combines academic sports studies, alongside football matches, training and qualifications..
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. 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.
Helping to make you a winner
The programme of study
In addition to the BTEC Level 3 award in Sport which will give the learners 1, 2 or 3 A Level equivalence at the end of two years, the programme will also enable learners to gain:
- Qualifications in First Aid
- FA Level 1 Coaching Awards
- FA Level 2 Coaching Awards
Selection for the academy is controlled by a strict process which includes, as mentioned above, a trial with other players and as part of a training session and a formal academic interview with a panel from the team.