ATFC Academy (U17-U19)

Welcome to the Knights Group Academy on the official Aldershot Town website. From here you can find out about our programmes, different ages and how you can get involved in possibly being the next Academy player to hopefully develop into the Aldershot Town first-team.

2016-17 fixtures (August – December):

Wed 24th August: Hendon v Aldershot Town (Ryman Youth League)

Wed 31st August: Wealdstone v Aldershot Town (Luccas Fettes League Cup)

Monday 12th Sept: Aldershot Town v Northwood (Ryman Youth League)

Wed 14th Sept: Aldershot Town v Corinthian Casuals (National League U19)

Mon 28th Sept: Aldershot Town v Hayes & Yeading (Ryman Youth League)

Wed 28th Sept: AFC Wimbledon v Aldershot Town (National League U19)

Wed 5th Oct: Aldershot Town v Hampton & Richmond (National League U19)

Mon 10th Oct: Bedfont Sports v Aldershot Town (Ryman Youth League)

Wed 19th Oct: Tooting & Mitcham v Aldershot Town (National League U19)

Mon 24th Oct: Aldershot Town v Ashford Town (Ryman Youth League

Wed 2nd Nov: Southampton Sparsholt v Aldershot Town (National League U19)

Wed 16th Nov: Hampton & Richmond v Aldershot Town (Ryman Youth League)

Wed 16th Nov: Aldershot Town v Carshalton Athletic (National League U19)

Mon 21st Nov: Aldershot Town v Staines (Ryman Youth League)

Wed 23rd Nov: Kingstonian v Aldershot Town (National League U19)

Wed 30th Nov: Aldershot Town v Woking (National League U19)

Mon 5th Dec: Aldershot Town v Camberley Town (Ryman Youth League)

Wed 7th Dec: Eastleigh v Aldershot Town (National League U19)

Wed 14th Dec: Wealdstone v Aldershot Town (Ryman Youth League)

Wed 14th Dec: Aldershot Town v Whyteleafe (National League U19)

ATFC Academy (London) 2016-17 fixtures (August – November)

Wed 14th Sept: Braintree Town v Aldershot Town LDN (National League U19)

Wed 28th Sept: Aldershot Town LDN v Boreham Wood (National League U19)

Wed 5th Oct: Romford v Aldershot Town LDN (National League U19)

Wed 19th Oct: Aldershot Town LDN v Grays (National League U19)

Wed 2nd Nov: West Ham United v Aldershot Town LDN (National League U19)

Wed 16th Nov: Aldershot Town LDN v AFC Hornchurch (National League U19)

Wed 23rd Nov: AFC Sudbury Yellows v Aldershot Town LDN (National League U19)

Wed 30th Nov: Aldershot Town LDN v Sutton United (National League U19)

Wed 7th Dec: Thurrock v Aldershot Town LDN (National League U19)

Wed 14th Dec: Aldershot Town LDN v Dagenham & Redbridge (National League U19)

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Under 18/19 Programme

At Aldershot Town, our Academy Programme is a full time education programme which allows our players to train as a footballer, and study like a student. Funded by our education providers Knights Group Sports, the programme runs from a Monday – Friday throughout the year.

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The Football

Competing in several leagues including the Ryman Youth League, Conference Youth Alliance and the KGS Development League. Also included into the fixture programme is various cup competitions which include the Hampshire U18 Midweek Floodlit Cup, and the precious FA Youth Cup. Alongside the matches, the Academy Manager with his coaches will provide and run a training programme alongside the college hours enabling the players the best chance to develop their footballing abilities.

The College

Studying on site with a full time employed Tutor, the boys within the course will work towards completing their BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport. The full course is run over 2 years, with the team studying 7 Units within the first year and a further 6 in the second year. On completion of each year they will receive certificates with their grade for each unit; either a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Also, if failing their English and Maths at GCSE Level, they have the opportunity with us to re sit these subjects through Functional Skills exams, where they will first do Level 1, followed by Level 2 the following year. In past years we have included added qualifications, such as Customer Services and Personal Trainer qualifications.

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London Academy

London is a very large catchment area of players who want to pursue their football career. We understand that to travel large distances to Aldershot every day to play football may be hard, but we also don’t want you to miss out on the chance to possibly represent Aldershot in the future. We have a satellite centre set up in Charlton, running out of the Meridian Sports Centre. Running the same college programme as above, and also competing in the Conference Youth Alliance its another great opportunity to develop both Academically off the pitch and Physically on the pitch. For more information on upcoming trial dates please visit: www.knightsgroupsports.co.uk/events or for more information on the course itself please email: academy@theshots.co.uk

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Join Us?

Throughout the season, post-season and pre-season, we host trials for players to continue to look to improve our programme and find the very best standard of players both on and off the pitch. To keep an eye out on upcoming trials please look upon this link: www.knightsgroupsports.co.uk/events or alternatively email us at: academy@theshots.co.uk

 

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