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Under 9′s game tonight Thursday 24th July against Bovey Tracey called off

We are sorry for any inconvenience but the Under 9′s game that was scheduled for tonight has been called off. Bovey Tracey were unable to get enough players to play in this match.


Games for Tonight Thursday 24th July and games on Friday 25th July

Just to make you aware, we have games for our Keele Squads Under 8′s and 10′s tonight Thursday 24th July. There are also games on Friday 25th July for our Under 11′s – 12′s and 15′s – 16′s. Please make sure you are confirming your availability by clicking on the “confirm availability” button.

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Keele Tournament Latest – View your Groups

You should have all received your Itenary’s by now – if anyone has not, then please contact Stuart.

Click the “View Groups” button to see information regarding our groups.

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Summer Holiday Break and 2014/2015 Training session times

Dear all,

Friday July 18th will be the last training session for 3 weeks, there will be no training on the following dates. Friday July 25th, Friday 1st August and Friday 8th August.

We shall return to training on Friday 15th August 2014.

Please remember when you come back after the summer break you will have shifted up an age group so the new training dates are as follows:

Under 8s (Currently Under 7s) 5pm – 6pm

Under 9s (Currently Under 8s) 5pm – 6pm

Under 10s (Currently Under 9s) 5pm – 6pm

Under 12s (Currently Under 11s) 5pm – 6pm

Sprint Coaching for the players of the above groups to attend is 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm


Under 11s ( Currently Under 10s) 6pm – 7:30pm

Under 13 s ( Currently Under 12s) 6pm – 7:30pm

Under 14s (Currently Under 13s) 6pm – 7:30pm

Area for Development Centre Games to be also played in this time slot

Sprint Coaching for these two age groups is 5:15pm – 6:00pm


Under 15s (Currently Under 14s) 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Under 16s (Currently Under 15s) 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Under 17s (Currently Under 16s) 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Area for Development Centre games to be played in this time slot.

Sprint Coaching for these two age groups is 6:45pm – 7:30pm


Next Season’s Age Groups – Goalkeepers

Under 8s, Under 9s, Under 10s, Under 11s

6:15pm – 7:15pm

Under 12s, Under 13s, Under 14s, Under 15s, Under 16s/17s

7:15pm – 8:30pm

Best Wishes




Keele 2014

Can all parents and players attending the Keele Tournament, start making plans in regards to payment of the Deposit for the Keele Tournament, the date for the deposit is the 20th March 2014. Anyone with any further queries please contact Stuart.



Our Goal as an Academy

Academy Development Centre Limited is an independent football academy to give young schoolboy players from 6 to 16 years of age who are above average ability, the opportunity to develop as both an individual and a team player within a structured unit.

The Academy Development Centre is run independently to Torquay United Football Club, with the Academy Development Centre providing an environment in which players can develop through following a Comprehensive Coaching Syllabus.

The Academy aims to bridge the gap between grassroots football and the Academy at Torquay United.

In addition to the coaching programme, we offer all of our talented players the opportunity to perform in a games programme which takes place predominantly on midweek evenings. We organise fixtures to allow our players the opportunity to translate technical skills acquired through the delivery of the coaching syllabus and put this into practice within the games programme.

By developing good relationships with both local Clubs and local leagues within the area, coupled with the fact that players of the Academy Development Centre can continue to play for their local grassroots Club while they attend the programme has proved a successful formula

Over the past 5 seasons, over 80 players have signed schoolboy contract forms with Torquay United’s Academy.