Trials for the Dover Athletic Football Academy at Abbey School are taking place on Tuesday 5th May at 5.30pm. We are still accepting appointments for the session, which is being held at the Abbey School Sports Centre, Faversham.

If you have not yet been in contact and would like to attend, please e-mail

For Further information about the academy, please visit the official DAFA website (link below).

What is an Academy?
An opportunity to be coached and train regularly throughout the week on your football whilst completing a Level 3 course of your choice.
It is the closest you will get to an apprenticeship at a Professional club

Key points

* Comprehensive technical syllabus, covering all aspects of the game
* Qualified coaching Staff to UEFA A standard
* Games program linked to the Football Conference Youth League
* Academy Manager with 10 years Youth Development experience in the Professional game at Gillingham and Crystal Palace

What can I study?

* Anything you like from the courses in your available blocks (this means your studies will not interfere with your training)
* An NVQ level 2 in coaching, teaching, instructing in the context of football, linked to 1st4sport level 2 coaching football

Who can apply?

* Anyone with football ability to at least district level, who can display all the necessary attributes to improve to be the best they can be.
* Only players from the age of 16 and 17 years of age as at 31st August in any season will be eligible to apply
* Entry will be by formal interview and a practical assessment (trial). Testimonies from suitable people (PE teachers, club, district, County etc) are welcomed