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Interview with Stuart Henderson


Part 1



Interview with Stuart Henderson


Part 2



Interview with Archie Thomas


Feb 2015



Interview with Karl Curtis


Feb 2015



Interview with Mark Feigherty


Feb 2015



Liam Prynn Debut’s for Torquay United

Liam Prynn makes his debut for Torquay United first team against Wrexham aged 17.


Stuart Henderson, Head of Youth Recruitment, at Torquay United FC spotted Liam playing at the age of 12 years of age following a Year in the Development Centre, Stuart recommended him to Torquay United, immediately he signed for the Under 13, which was then known as the Centre of Excellence. Four Years he has made his debut for the first team, showing a fantastic example of what can be achieved.

Alex Battle (Plymouth Argyle) Jordan Bentley (Plymouth Argyle) see our Videos Section in our website, and Archie Thomas (Torquay United) have all been offered scholarships by their respective Clubs. All three players were members of our Development Centre at Under 12s and received coaching from our experienced coaches Martin Jones and Karl Curtis, and represented the Development Centre in Sweden, playing against the likes of Barcelona.

A fantastic achievement for the players and just another one from our Development Centre conveyer belt. following the likes of Lloyd Jones (Liverpool) Sean Morrison (Cardiff) Matt LeConte (Plymouth Argyle) Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) all now fully fledged professional that have come through our ranks. A Big Well done to all the coaches involved.



Britain’s Largest Football Tournament Has Moved

Keele Cup has moved to Nottingham (City of Football) and renamed to Nottingham Cup

The Warrior Keele Cup is moving to Nottingham in 2015 due to Keele University undertaking extensive sports grounds maintenance work next summer.



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Foundation & Youth Topics for January – February 2015



Running and Dribbling with the Ball


Switching play, Shooting and Finishing



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.