Professional Development Phase (U18-U21)

Aldershot Town F.C Academy is based at Farnborough Rugby Club. The aim of the Academy is to provide a platform for individuals to become employable and well rounded, and eventually progressing into the Aldershot Town F.C first team squad.

The academy is a categorised as a National League Academy and in the last season have had success in 5 youth team players having squad numbers and been involved in first team games in the 2021/22 season.

Our youth teams train full time and operate in an elite environment which includes access to: sport therapists, sports scientists, gym, a swimming pool, strength and conditioning coach, bespoke nutrition programmes, specialised individual coaches and UEFA A- Licence Head coaches. 

Our under-21 compete in the Suburban Football League, the Hampshire Senior Cup as well as regular friendlies against EFL and Premier League Clubs.

Players in our under-18 team compete in the National League South , The Hampshire Youth Cup and the FA Youth Cup. As well as regular friendlies against EFL and Premier League Clubs.

The first year group (under- 17s) play their fixtures in the U18 Isthmian Youth League as well as competing in the League’s bespoke Cup competition. As well as regular friendlies against EFL and Premier League Clubs.

The Education is delivered by specialist partners Knights Group and based at the excellent facilities at Alderwood School. Taking place over five days a week, the players study for the NCFE Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) or a Level 3 Physical Education and School Sport.

In addition, we enhance the students’ individual C.V’s through delivery of FA Level 1 and FA Level 2 Coaching Awards, employability qualifications, GCSE maths and english and work based learning.

We believe in developing strong external links and exit routes for the players; coaching abroad or in the U.K, a playing scholarship in the U.S.A, U.K university or sports based jobs.

View the Academy Fixtures and Results page to keep up to date with the games played by the U21’s, U19’s, and U18’s.

For a trial, please visit Academy Trials page to arrange.