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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 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.

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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.

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