New Academy

Walton & Hersham FC are delighted to announce the foundation of the Walton & Hersham FC Academy, which will be forming and developing during the coming months, in preparation for the start of the 2020/21 season

Whilst it is of utmost importance that the senior team continues to progress, another main focus behind the scenes has been in development. This very much centres around establishing strong foundations for W&HFC, creating close ties within the community and introducing a clear pathway to the first team.

With this ethos now in place, the Club has introduced the first phase of its development plans and we are delighted to announce the launch of the Walton & Hersham FC Academy.

This academy will give the chance for boys aged 16-19 to receive an Elite Level College Football Programme similar to that of professional clubs in the UK. They will be given the opportunity to work with UEFA A licenced and ex-professional coaches, whilst receiving the option to earn nationally recognised qualifications in sport. The education element will be delivered at the stunning Three Rivers Academy – a new, state of the art educational facility overseen by the Howard Partnership Trust.

Mark Hams & Adam Pittwood will be the Technical Directors of the Academy, and have made the following statement:

“We are excited with the prospect of helping support the vision and ethos of the newly formed board at W&HFC. After hearing the club’s long term plans we knew this partnership would be the correct environment for an academy set up.

Over the past 4 years we have helped and developed – and continue to guide – players into various non-league clubs, so to now offer our background and experience to our local club is great news. We feel that with the new owners’ progressive vision that the club is going to be one of the biggest around within a short period of time – we can’t wait to get started.”

We believe the introduction of the Academy is an integral part of the exciting plans we have to return Walton & Hersham FC to their former position of being one of the biggest clubs in Surrey.

The Academy will be beginning their trials soon and if you/one of your children is interested in applying, please click on the link below and fill out our online application form.

Please note this academy is open to boys aged 16-19 only, for girls teams or boys of a younger age, please visit http://www.waltonandhershamyouth.co.uk/

If there are any more questions regarding the Academy please do not hesitate to send us an email at waltonhersham2019@gmail.com.