Aldershot Town FC Elite Centre

"Our Elite Centre, in support of our Centre of Excellence, plays a fundamental role in Aldershot Town's youth department which strives to create a development culture with the primary function of developing players to play first team football for Aldershot Town."


"Our Elite Centre, in support of our Centre of Excellence, plays a fundamental role in Aldershot Town's youth department which strives to create a development culture with the primary function of developing players to play first team football for Aldershot Town."
Terry Boyle (Senior Professional Development Coach at Aldershot Town FC)

The Aldershot Town FC Elite Centre has been set up to develop young players to achieve their full potential. Here at the club we are passionate about developing young footballers through the delivery of quality coaching and facilities.
All our coaches have an FA qualification with the main coach for each team having at least a Level 2 award. We will be training and playing our home games at the excellent facilities at Ash Manor and the new multi-million pound Surrey Sports Park. We look to find the best way to help your son by having a comprehensive game program that will include fixtures against Centres of Excellence, Academies of professional clubs, other Elite set-ups and possibly local league clubs. Players will training twice a week and will play fixtures at the weekend against quality opposition.

Aldershot Town FC Elite Centre will work closely with Aldershot Town’s Centre of Excellence to ensure players have every chance for a successful transition from the Elite Centre to the Centre of Excellence should the opportunity arise.

Our Aim is to find first team players for Aldershot Town’s future and we will achieve this by supporting our players to get into the Centre of Excellence.

As well as developing young footballers, we will assist our coaches with their continued development and hope that this combination delivers a fantastic learning environment that is enjoyable for player’s, coaches and parents.

Further information is available at www.aldershottownfcelitecentre.co.uk

About Terry Boyle
Terry, who began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, has an extensive football career. A UEFA Pro Licence holder, he also made over 400 Football League appearances including Cardiff City, Swansea City, Bristol City, Newport County and Crystal Palace where he played under managers including Bill Nicholson, Terry Venables, Malcolm Allison and Roy Hodgson. He also represented Wales as a full international. Terry has also coached and managed at a variety of levels within the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and also served as the Football Development Officer within the county of Gwynedd in North Wales. Reporting directly to Richard Low and working much closer with the first team manager Terry runs the Scholarship side on a daily basis and nurchers players through the transition period from scholar to professional. He oversees the social and holistic development of the professional phase for players and ensures that all development players undertake the relevant qualifications to support their own futures. Terry is also involved with the strategic planning of the direction of the Professional Development Phase defining and monitoring the programmes. He also has the ultimate decision over players signed at the this stage.