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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.


October Half Term Trip is unveiled
Sunday 26th October – Tuesday 28th October

Due to a number of parents, not being in a position to take time off work, then parents providing transport through their own vehicles for the trip is no longer a workable option. As a result, we have therefore hired a coach where every player will pay £40.00 on the day of departure, to help towards the cost of the Coach. Any parents who wish to travel on the coach will also need to pay, £40.00 for all transport during the tour.

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Further Information



Keele Warrior Cup 2014

Interview with Daniel Blewitt



Keele Warrior Cup 2014 Under 10’s

Player Interviews



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.