Montpelier Villa FC are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new Player Development Centre for the 2018/19 season.

After careful consideration and extensive market research, the club feels it’s the right time to launch this fresh new approach to youth football development in Sussex.

With a new lead professional academy coach, Kevin Green, joining the club and the new 3G with stand and lights going into Falmer Sports Complex for the 2018/19 season, it has allowed the club to take a look at how the coaching is executed right across the club with a view to feeding into the u18s and, ultimately, the first team, both of whom are in the Southern Combination League.

The PDC will provide many benefits to our players, parents and members, below we list just a few of the main highlights:

  1. At least two training sessions per week and league matches at weekends - one extra session a week with Kevin

  2. Structured individual learning plans for each player monitored by Kevin with the managers

  3. Extra training sessions with Kevin and Jose Martinez who have both coached at a high level in Spain

  4. Cohesive playing philosophy and coaching plan for all teams

  5. Fun, safe, engaging and high quality environment for players to develop their footballing skills

We believe that our new playing philosophy, our structured coaching, the Individual learning plans and the extended time on the football pitch we can offer all of our players will lead to an exciting and enjoyable football experience for all. We are also starting an u18s Southern Combination Team (county league) for the new season (also managed by Kevin) and this will establish a clear pathway for our youth players for when they get to that age group. From there, they can naturally progress to our men and women senior sides, the first team, again, being in the Southern Combination League.

Everyone connected with the club is excited about this next chapter in the Montpelier Villa lifecycle. After the youth section was set up in 2012, the committee feel this is the right time to move forward with this development as we have these great opportunities presented to us.

If you'd like to contact us to discuss the PDC more, contact Villa Youth Chair Gary Pleece on montyvillayouth@gmail.com