Our Academy can heighten your game and give you those important educational qualifications (A Levels and/or BTEC level 3 sport

What has a football club got to do with gaining important and vital educational qualifications? Well in the case of Tonbridge Angels it provides the answer to providing formal football training to enhance your game combined with a curriculum for students to excel in academic qualifications.

Now planning in its second year the Academy working with its partner Hugh Christie College, has already established itself within the West Kent educational environment.

You can be part of our successful academy from this September 2019 and to find out more please come along to an open evening at Longmead Stadium, Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge, TN10 3JF on Wednesday 30th September. To book your place please go to  http://form.jotformeu.com/72962217180355 or email tafcacademy@outlook as soon as possible.

The new Angels Academy has proven to be a massive success so far and will provide you with a chance to develop your footballing potential while at the same time providing you with nationally recognised qualifications (A Levels and/or a BTEC Level 3 in sport)and gaining your FA level 1&2 coaching badges.

Led by Tom Parkinson (UEFA A Licenced coach), club captain of Tonbridge Angels and Jamie Coyle (UEFA A Licenced coach & FA Tutor) manager of Dartford FC 1st team who currently compete in non-league’s second tier, National South, both Tom and Jamie have substantial experience in youth development and teaching. They will of course be supported by a top class educational establishment Hugh Christie College to provide that classroom backup that is so vital within a successful Academy.

As well as daily football training, Academy members will have the opportunity of being part of a squad competing in the National u19 youth  League or the Kent academies league as well as the prestigious FA Youth cup.

So far in this year in our 1st year of running the scheme our achievements to date are as follow:

  • 100% pass rate at BTEC level 3 sport 
  • 3 players making a first team debut vs Dartford FC
  • 8 players progressing into our 23 side
  • 1 player on trial at Premier League side Leicester City 
  • 1 player on loan at Hythe Town

Don’t forget to apply via the link or email address and it could be your first step in obtaining a fulfilling and rewarding career in semi-professional football aswell as further developing you academic profile