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Fantastic Coaching Experiences in store for our Stratford Town Academy Scholars!

By Andy Chilton

Our students will experience 2 special training sessions with ex Watford Academy coach Darren Sarll & ex Wimbledon & Bolton pro Dean Holdsworth

Our Stratford Town Football Academy scholars are to experience two special training sessions firstly the highly experienced ex Watford Academy coach Darren Sarll and then with ex pro Dean Holdsworth formerly of Bolton and one of Wimbeldon's members of Wimbledon's much loved "crazy gang".

Darren is a full UEFA A Licence holder has been head coach at Brentford , Rotherham United and Stevenage Town before joining Watford last year.
Darren's session will be take place at the Arden Garages Stadium on Wednesday 22nd May at 9-30am

The following Friday on May 24th at 12 noon our Academy players will be training with one of football's real football characters, Dean Holdsworth.

Dean who is also a UEFA coaching Badge holder played a major part in helping the Wimbledon Crazy Gang go from being in the second division of the football league to the Premier league and also reached a Wembley FA Cup Final. Dean’s other clubs include Watford, Swansea City, Bolton Wanderers and Coventry City. Dean was leading goal scorer at most of the clubs he played for, so our Academy lads will certainly be in for a fun and invaluable experience.

Apply now to join our fast growing Stratford Town Football Academy we have a prospective students and parents Presentation Evening at our ground at 5.30pm on Wednesday 29th May 2019.Our Education Partner, Virtual Learning UK will also be in attendance to talk about our BTEC Level 3 in Sports qualification and other educational aspects of the programme.

Following the Presentation Evening, Stratford Town FC will be running an elite training session on Friday 31st May between 11.00am and 1.00pm at our Arden Garages Stadium.

Pre-season commences on Monday 22nd July, more details will be given out on the registration evening.

There are some very exciting fixtures and events lined up during pre-season which will make for a unique and special experience for our academy players.

On Friday 23rd August there will be an enrolment day ahead of BTEC Level 3 education sessions which will commence on Monday 2nd September.

For more information and to apply to enrol call Academy Head Steve Walker on 07891 508177 or email

Updated 13:28 - 26 May 2019 by Andy Chilton

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