New 16+ Academy Venue!


We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Football Academy & Education Scholarship program coming in September 2018.

The partnership will see us work with Blackstones Football Club on Lincoln Road where our students will benefit from the magnificent playing surface they have at the ALH Recruitment Stadium.

This is a fantastic and exciting opportunity for local budding footballers from Stamford, Bourne and Deeping area.

The students will receive UEFA coaching for 15-20 hours a week whilst studying a BTEC level 2 or 3 in Sport which has been rated GOOD by OFSTED; Included in our programme students will also receive FA Level 1 Coaching Qualification as well as becoming a qualified referee. The opportunities we offer on this programme are endless and we know the opportunities our students won’t experience they won’t have elsewhere.

Glenn Vaughan, Academy Director said, “We are delighted to have secured the fantastic facility and have the backing of Blackstones FC to help us create what will be a sensational centre. The opportunities this centre will offer our students are endless and I can’t wait to get it off the ground and make a start, it’s all very exciting. Knowing the success we have had at Netherton our first Academy which launched September 2017, I am confident this centre will attract many players who want to move up the pathway into playing a higher standard of football or those wanting to gain a career.”

Paul Downs, Commercial Manager Said “Blackstones FC are excited in forming an academy football scheme under its banner”.

Gary Pearce, Club Chairman added “we as a club welcome the scheme to the club and the thought of having younger players progressing into our first tem excite myself and the management team “.

We will be holding our first open event on Friday 24th February 2018 from 1:00pm till 3:00pm at the ALH Recruitment Stadium.