The peak of PSA is the Scholarships programme, no other Academy around offers a program quite like us. We currently run Scholarship Programs in 3 areas; Wrotham, Howard and IOSA. See the drop downs for more information.
About Our Scholarship Scheme
As players progress through our Academy on there PSA journey from the age of 5 to 16 players are given the opportunity to take there game to the next level and continue there Development when they leave school at one of our Scholarship programs across Kent, training each day on state of the art 3G pitches using the same equipment used on Premier League training grounds across the country. These courses are for the most dedicated player and give players the chance to achieve on and off the pitch! PSA gives players the chance to train full time like the Pros and gives players the chance to gain A Leval qualifications as well as the opportunity to progress into Non League Football providing realistic opportunities to join local club’s such as Maidstone United, Dover Athletic, Welling FC, Maldon, Tiptree FC and Chatham FC.
What makes this course different from the rest… All players are selected on their Footballing ability as well as their GCSE qualifications, with PSA staff putting all applicants through there paces in a series of trials and interviews before selecting our final squads. We only take squads up to 18 to give players our full attention and to give players the best possible chance to succeed on and off the pitch! All players are given PSA team wear FREE when they join which they wear to school as uniform and on the training ground! PSA staff know exactly what it takes to progress into Professional Football as all of our Scholarship coaches have all played at the highest level for clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Watford and Millwall FC!
Our standards are very high & all players are expected to maintain a good work ethic in the class room & we only take players that we feel have a real chance of progressing further in the game! All candidates now get to choose from a range of A Level subject’s (Depending on Scholarship course – see individual school options) as well as training 2 hour’s a day & play matches on a weekly basis in the newly formed Academies League! Player’s who impress may be given the opportunity to play Semi Professional football at one of our many Non League club’s we work with giving boy’s a chance to test themselves at the next level!
PSA Head Coach Adam Birchall currently plays for Gillingham FC and works with all our players at our Academy and Scholarship programs and is a great role model for any young footballer to learn from as he has experienced all the ups and downs Football has to offer playing at the highest level for Arsenal FC and representing his country to being released dropping down the leagues to Non League Football becoming Dover FC’s record breaking goal scorer of all time last season then earning a move back into Professional Football at Gillingham FC at the age of 26! This is the perfect course for any young footballer who dreams of playing at the highest level and wants to continue there footballing journey with dedicated staff who are passionate about the game passing on all there experience and knowledge. If you think you have been over looked, underestimated then this course is for you…. We believe players all develop at different ages and we believe this will give you the perfect platform to push your game to the next level!
For more information on PSA Scholarships and trial dates please contact Scott Chalmers-Stevens on 07825 093635.