Applications are open for places at the Maidstone United Football Academy from September 2021.
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 and under-23 squads, 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.
Want to study A-levels?
Our Maidstone (Cornwallis) hub offers 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.