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The club plays at Broadhall Way, previously home to Stevenage Town and Stevenage Athletic. Following the bankruptcy of the town's former club, the stadium was not used for three years.[4] However, the newly formed Stevenage Borough moved into Broadhall Way in 1980 as a result of the council re-purchasing the stadium.[3][82][83]

In terms of training facilities, a £5million training facility was opened in nearby Shephalbury Park in the Autumn of 2002.[84] In June 2011, the club announced it had secured a 40-acre former sports ground in Bragbury End[92] — with the intention of developing the site into a new training complex.[92] Work began on the development in the summer of 2011,[92] and the staff began to use the complex towards the latter stages of the 2012–13 season.

·         In person at reception via cash/card or cheque.

We will be holding 2 week trials for the Talent ID programme up until November 2016. If you would like to sign up to this trial then please complete the form below and bring it back to us with a £12 payment or £15 for goalkeepers. Please be aware there are limited spaces in each group so please book quick to avoid disappointment. 

Players will continue to play for their local club but come to us once a week on a Wednesday for coaching and assessment. As participants improve they will move up the Elite player pathway which could be all the way to the Academy squads.

Games will last 40 minutes and there is promotion and relegation in all divisions.

So come along to Shephalbury Sports Academy every Wednesday between 10am - 11am and Monday between 8pm - 9pm. Fall back in love with the game.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Valley Sports FootballAkademy, Broadhall Way,Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG29AB

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·         Call 01438 368068 between 2pm – 9pm to pay with a credit or debit card

Fancy playing a one-off non league match against another team? Tell us who and when you want to play and we'll arrange everything with our Challenge system, a great way to play more weekly football. We've also taken the hassle out of running a team so tell us a fixture time and literally all you have to do is turn up and play.

The club has also enjoyed success in national cup competitions in recent years, becoming the first team to win a competitive final at the new Wembley Stadium in 2007, beating Kidderminster Harriers 3–2 to lift the FA Trophy in front of a competition record crowd of 53,262. The club won the competition again in 2009, beating York City 2–0 in the final.

* Please be aware that if you get accepted onto the programme the remaining cost of the block will be £6/£7.50 for goalkeepers per week up until the 21st December.

Please note: When calling to book, please ensure that you have full information on each child you are wanting to book on.

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Once you've experienced the organisation and atmosphere of a Powerplay match night you will realise why we're the UK's biggest league provider. Signing up is easy. You can do it here on the website or by calling our head office on 0800 567 0757.

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Conveniently located with easy access from the A1 (M) and A602, the Valley Sports Football Academy plays host to our 7-a-side league and is the 'go-to' location for players wanting the ultimate football experience.

Stevenage Football Academy is a purpose built training facility for all ages and all areas of the community. Anybody of any ability who wishes to play football will be able to find an activity suitable for them.

Players can either attend one of our many courses or they can get together with some friends or workmates and hire a pitch for themselves. We also run organised leagues for Adults so there really is something for everyone.

Find out more about our football sessions for 5-12 year olds

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Small sided football is a great way to get some exercise and lose those extra pounds you may of put on over the xmas period. We run 5 and 6 a side leagues on Monday, Thursday and Sunday evenings and with the new leagues starting all the time there has never been a better time to get involved.

Baby Kickers - 16 - 24 months - Saturday 09.15am - 10.00am and 10.15am - 11.00am for 2 - 3 year olds.

If you are interested in signing up for a trial on the course and age group is full, we can add you to our waiting list for us to contact you as soon as a space becomes available. If you would like us to add us onto our waiting list please email us on coaching@sfcacademy.co.uk with your child's name, D.O.B and Age Group, and a contact number or call 01438 368068 if you would like to do it over the phone.

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Please note that screw in studs and metal blades are not allowed on the pitches.

To contact us about any of the above activites or for anything else that we offer both children and adults, please call us on 01438 368068 to speak to a member of the Reception team.

Small sided football is a great way to get some exercise and lose those extra pounds you may have gained over the Christmas period. 

Check your teams results and fixtures for this current season. Are you looking to sign up? Download an application form and we'll get you entered into a league that suits your teams standard.

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The town is still growing. It is set to expand west of the A1(M) motorway and may be further identified for development. The main area of more recent development is Great Ashby to the north-east of the town (but actually in North Hertfordshire District). A considerable amount of in-borough development has been undertaken at Chrysalis Park - on the old Dixon's Warehouse site adjacent to the Pin Green Industrial Estate.