Details about how you could win a free trip to the Keele Tournament 2015 are now on the website home page!
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Wednesday 18th February – Friday 20th February 2015

Look at who we are playing

West Ham United – Under 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s
Chelsea – Under 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s
Norwich City – Under 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s

A further fixture to be confirmed for the 15s and 16s

More details will be placed on the website over the next few weeks.

The cost of the trip will be £220.00 (This is exclusive of Food and Transport.)
Transport cost shall be £50.00 per person, payable 1 week prior to departure
Deposit of £100.00 payable on or before the 15th January
Balance of £120.00 payable on or before the 10th February

Please transfer funds to:
Cooperative Bank
Account Number: 13165987
Sort Code: 08 92 49
Reference: Players Name



Academy Development Centre
Christmas Presentation Evening

Boringdon Park Golf Club

55 Plymbridge Rd, Plymouth, Devon PL7 4QG
Thursday 18th December 6pm – 11pm

Sit Down Carvery Meal
Live Entertainment
Auction for a Holiday
Special Guests
Trophies for all Players / Individual Awards
Raffle with over 20 prizes including…

Signed Football Shirts, Overnight Stay for 2 in the Jurys Inn with Breakfast, Family for 4 Meal at the Pasta Bar, Barbican, Plymouth, 2 Tickets for a Premiership Match, 2 Tickets for a Torquay United Home Match, Overnight Stay and Breakfast, Jewells Hotel, Hoe, Plymouth, Free Boiler Service, Spray Tan, Nail Manicure, Wine, 2 week Membership of Fort Stanford Golf Club, Golf Passes for Boringdon Park Golf Club, Plymouth Raiders Tickets, Football Kit Accessories and much more…

Smart Dress for Players – Trousers/Shirt and Tie
Adults/Parents – Smart Dress/ Smart Casuals


Prices for Tickets

Adults £20.00
Players – £15.00
Children – £15.00
Under 6’s – Free

Payment can be made through bank transfer

Cooperative Bank
Account Number: 13165987
Sort Code: 089249

Please put your sons name as reference




ADC Training Session


Interview with Martin Jones



ADC Training Session


Player Interviews



ADC Training Session


Interview with Darren Raven




The Academy Development Centre is giving ONE lucky player the chance to go to the Keele tournament in 2015 for free. (Subject to terms and conditions below)

Each month between November 2014 and June 2015 the coach from each age group will pick one person from the group who they think has performed well. There are 9 age groups from U8 to U16 so each month 9 names will be put into a draw to win a free trip to Keele. The draw will take place the first week of July 2015.


Terms and Conditions of Entry

To be eligible to be entered into the draw all players must have been registered with the Centre for 3 months. As and when new players complete 3 months with the centre they will become eligible to be entered into any remaining draws left. The 3 month qualifying period started on 01 Oct 2014.

Trialists will not be considered for entry.

All players will be judged not just on there performance during training but also on attendance and time keeping, attitude and respect to others.

The coaches can pick the same person again if they fill that they deserve it. This will then give that player another entry into the draw.

If a player has already paid to attend the tour and they win, they will be refunded.

There is no cash alternative.

The prize is transferable to another player at the discretion of the Centre Manager.

The prize does not include the cost of food and spending money.

Each month the player nominated by their coach will have their name on the website under the Keele 2015 tab.

Extra Entry chances – On all tours between now and the date of the prize draw any player going on one of the tours will be eligible to be entered into the draw. Coaches will pick one player from each age group.



Saltmill Matches

Please be sure to check the Fixtures & Squads page regularly for full details on upcoming matches throughout November.

View Upcoming Fixtures



Match Day Venues

We are excited to announce that we have secured floodlight facilities at Elburton Villa FC, where we shall look to stage games once a month, on the 1st teams grass pitch under lights. Additionally, we have secured a further floodlight pitch at Tavistock College, and also the use of the 3G facility at this site for additional games.

There will be some games still staged at our training headquarters, Saltmill, particularly in the younger age groups, but to have such facilities will allow us to host more games to analyse how the players are developing.

The games at Elburton, will predominantly take place on a Monday and the games at Tavistock College will predominantly take place on a Wednesday.



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.