Applications are open for places at the Maidstone United Football Academy from September 2017.
Students currently in Year 11 are invited to apply.
The club’s academy programme is now in its fifth season and applications have consistently outstripped places. During the two-year programme, which is provided in association with MidKent College, students have the opportunity to study a BTEC Sport at Level Two or Three, while training and playing at the home of the Stones.
First team manager Jay Saunders and player/coach Jamie Coyle are part of the academy’s coaching team, alongside Tom Parkinson (first teamer at Tonbridge Angels) and Jim Bodle (former player and reserve team boss).
Jay said: “Our set-up is unrivalled, with the boys doing their football and lessons here at the Gallagher. We’ve already had a lot of interest for next September and that’s credit to the reputation the academy has built up in recent years and the success of the first team.”
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.