ACADEMY: Launch of second Development Centre!

Following the successful launch of our London Academy Development Centre, I am delighted to announce the launch of our second Development Centre in partnership with South Yorkshire Football Academy. 


SYFA is managed by Chris Truelove & Steve Minshull who have forged strong relationships with professional and Elite Clubs in and around the South Yorkshire area. Both bring a balanced level of experience to managing and running an Academy over the last 3 years. As SYFA was looking for their next steps to grow and progress, the management felt working with ATFC’s Academy was a natural fit to their goals and objectives in developing youth players.  

Chris & Steve say…. 

For us it was an easy decision to become Aldershot Towns Yorkshire arm. They offer a realistic pathway for players into the U23s and first team and have a proven track record of giving youth a chance. Our aim is to educate, develop, and get our academy players succeeding in every way and this partnership will give SYFA the opportunity to fulfil this, from the Under 11s right through to our full-time scholars. We are really looking forward to getting started with the club and working with some fantastic talent!  

Waleed Khan

Academy Director