Football Academy

King Henry School Football Academy in conjunction with Phoenix Sports Club is a full-time training programme for boys and girls.

KHS football programme is designed for young student-athletes aged between 16 and 19 who are committed to developing in both football and academic studies. It is perfect for those who still aspire to become a semi-professional/professional footballer. We provide each student with a package of education, training and mentoring tailored to their individual needs.

With women’s football one of the fastest growing participation sports in England we are looking to develop the girls’ provision for football at KHS. The academy is known for producing excellent male and female football players and teams, and we look forward to developing this still further over the next few years.

Each day the students in the academy train from 3.15pm – 4.45pm. Matches are played every Wednesday afternoon and other evenings in the week as required.
Teams are either in the National U19 Conference Alliance, Kent School Academies Premiership and Championship leagues. Home Conference games are played at Phoenix Sports whilst all other home games are played on the new floodlit 3G Astroturf.

Each student in the football academy will get the chance to purchase our Nike training kit that students can wear to training as well as to and from games.

Students in the Football academy will also get the chance to take their FA level one coaching badge over the two years.

We have fully qualified coaches who all play semi-professional football in the area as well as a part time goalkeeping coach and personal trainer.

Students will be enrolled in a package including;

  • A levels or BTEC Sport Level 2 or 3.
  • FA Level 1 Coaching Award with an opportunity to help out with coaching the younger teams in the school
  • Chance to play in the FA Youth Cup
  • National U19 Conference Alliance
  • Kent Academies Leagues

To find out more about our Football Academy, please contact the school, or book your place for next year, plus view the many other Post 16 courses available at King Henry School!

Girls Football Academy

We have an exciting opportunity for girls football, with a Championship club looking to take over our Academy. The girls academy will run along side the boys, however their educational programme can be taken either at Townley or King Henry School. Training location is yet to be confirmed. Please contact