Academy Trials date announced …


Kingston College / Staines Town Football Club Men’s Football Academy for the 2017/18 football season and academic year have released dates of the next trial …

DATETuesday 14th February 2017

TIMEPlease arrive at 10:00am for a 10:30am sharp start

DURATION – The trial will last for approximately two hours.

VENUE – The trial will be held at Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club,

Bushy Park, Hampton Wick, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 4AZ.  (Please see map below).


The nearest station is Hampton Wick, from where it’s 5-10 minutes’ walk to the venue.

FACILITIES – The trial will be on a natural grass surface.  Changing rooms will be available, and parking is available on site.

WHAT TO WEAR and BRING – Please wear full training kit (no track suit bottoms or hats).  Bring boots both for grass; shin pads; and a drinks bottle.  Goalkeepers can wear bottoms; should also bring gloves and a cap if required.

To confirm your place on the trial, please e-mail Martyn Spong on, giving your name, playing position, date of birth, and mobile ’phone number.  Please also use this e-mail address if you have any queries.

Following your first trial, you could be

(a) offered an automatic place in the Academy for 2017/18; or

(b) asked to come back for a further trial; or

(c) informed that we are unable to offer you a place on the Academy – in this case you can still continue with your application to the academic faculties of Kingston College should you wish.

All students who are offered an Academy place will have to undertake a full-time academic course at the College, and you must apply for this as soon as possible.

Our Football Academy is widely regarded as one of the elite Further Education football establishments in the country, and has a proven record of developing young players through to senior First Team level, as can be seen on the Academy Hall of Fame at our website,  We look forward to seeing you perform, and we wish you every success in your trial and in the year to come.

Martyn Spong …    Football Academy Director

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