Founded by Director and Head Coach, Harry Watling in March 2013, APD was built upon the #PlaytheAPDway philosophy, which is an expansive and positive style of football that excites and engages with the modern game.
The APD way is not only manifested on the pitch but demands the players to have a hardworking attitude and respectful nature, off the pitch. APS’s company mission is to help aspiring young players bridge the gap between grassroots and professional academy football.
One of the ways we work towards that is by offering College and Sixth Form Football Academies. This offers players a chance to experience training like a full time pro, with weekly fixtures and showcase matches against Pro Academies whilst completing their A Levels, BTECs or IB.
Eddie Allsopp attended one of our APD Sixth Forms, North Kent College, in 2016. He studied NCFE Sport Level 3 for two years whilst playing for the Football Academy team in the KSFA League on a Wednesday. During one of the APD Showcase matches against Charlton, Eddie was spotted by scouts and was signed by Charlton in October 2018. Eddie is one of our many players on the APD Hall of Fame… Could the next one be you?
Monday: Football Training 9:00am-11:00am (Period 1 and 2). Holcombe and Victory students training at Holcombe 3G.
Tuesday: After School. Holcombe and Victory students training at Victory 3G.
Wednesday: Pre match analysis session. Match day 12pm leave for away matches 12:45pm leave home matches for a 2pm KO (Period 5 and 6). Holcombe and Victory will play for two separate games.
Thursday: Recovery day in the gym at respective schools.
Friday: Football Training Period 5 and 6
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