Thatcham Town in partnership with Advanced Sports Ltd have announced the launch of the Thatcham Town Football Academy with the first students starting in September 2016.

Assessment and trials of potential participants will start in March and more details are available by calling Craig Faulconbridge on 07968150474 or email him at

Acting Chairman Eric Bailey said that this is an exciting period for the Club with the First Team hoping to gain promotion to step 4 and discussions at an advanced stage with a local junior club with regard to them joining us.

Mr. Bailey stated that Thatcham had been considering an Academy for a while but wanted to ensure it was the right one for both the students and the club. We have looked at other companies and academies and the Committee decided to join forces with ASL as it was felt that they offered the best opportunities for the students as well as Thatcham Town FC.

The Academy will offer the students the opportunity to obtain qualifications in the following:
Level 2 and 3 BTEC qualifications
FA coaching qualifications
Primary school PE Qualifications
Coaching and Playing Apprenticeships

The advantage for the successful students will be that all the education/training and even lunch will be available on one site at Waterside Park and they will play their home games on the main club pitch.


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