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Maidenhead United Football Academy


What does the Maidenhead United football academy offer its players?

Our football academy programme is a football education development programme geared at developing the footballing skills of young players whilst supporting them to achieve academic excellence.

We currently operate four men’s football teams and one ladies team as part of our Maidenhead United Football Academy. Our elite squad competes in one of the most prestigious U19 leagues in the country with a direct pathway into the MUFC first team as well as various semi-professional clubs. Our other squads also represent in high-level youth league and cup competitions and have opportunities to participate in national and international tours.

The academy also provides further opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup, first team as well as progression options for various semi-professional football clubs.

All of our academy players will receive:

  • A minimum 6 hours coaching/playing with UEFA licensed coaches
  • Individual Player Development Plans
  • Support with nutrition, psychology and sports science with performance experts
  • Personalised strength and conditioning programme
  • Skills sessions delivered by Allan Russell (striker coach for the England national team)
  • Goalkeeper specialist coaching
  • Match analysis sessions
  • Medical support
  • Maidenhead FC kit package
  • Participate in high level leagues:
    – National League Football Academy – South
    – Tactic League
    – FA Youth Cup
  • The opportunity to attend national and international trips
  • Opportunities to gain additional qualifications
  • Professional Club links for progression

Player success stories

“Developing the next generation for the National League and beyond”

Harry Taylor

Scholarship to USA, Miami

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Bradley Keetch

Maidenhead Academy – Maidenhead United 1st Team

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Reece Smith

Maidenhead Academy – Maidenhead United 1st Team

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Taro Chitepo

Maidenhead Academy – English Colleges & 1st Team

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Fred Chapman

Maidenhead Academy – English Colleges & 1st Team

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