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Maidstone United Football Academy

For students in Years 12 and 13

Applications are open for places at the Maidstone United Football Academy from September 2019.

There will be a trial at the Gallagher Stadium on Monday 8 April 2019.

Based at the home of the Stones, the club and Cornwallis Academy offer a two-year programme that combines academic sports studies, alongside football matches, training and qualifications.

You get to play and train like a full time footballer at this state-of-the-art venue. The BTEC Sport course is an ideal route for employment in the sports industry or a pathway to university.

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.

Register online


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.

Want to study A-levels?

Our Maidstone (Cornwallis) or Medway (Victory/Holcombe) hubs offer you the chance to study for specific A-level(s), while playing and training with Maidstone United coaches.

There is access to training sessions at the Gallagher Stadium and a pathway to register for the club’s National League Youth Alliance squads that play matches on a Wednesday afternoon.

This option works for players who want to study non-sport subjects at A-level.

Register online

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