Kettering Development Centre

The Kettering Development Centre was established in 2002.  It caters for players aged 5 to 11 and takes place at the Buccleuch Academy.  The sessions are in the sports hall and outdoors on the state of the art 4G astro.  It is an excellent venue, providing everything needed for developing players.

The coaching staff at this centre are led by Kristian Heames, FDS-West Brom partner (for further information please see Staff section of the website)

Kettering Buccleuch Academy, NN16 9PH – Tuesday

Arrive and meet in the changing rooms at:

5:45pm – 7:00pm for all ages

Below is a Hall of Fame of players signing contracts with Professional League Clubs from the Kettering Development Centre.

  • Dean Henderson – Aston Villa
  • Tyler Herbert – MK Dons
  • Callum Traynor – Northampton Town
  • James Mann– Peterborough United
  • Marvin Hill – Northampton Town
  • Jack Weight – Northampton Town
  • Connor Johnson – Northampton Town
  • Connor Towell – West Bromwich Albion (Trial), Walsall
  • Ben Tuthill – West Bromwich Albion (Trial)
  • Joe Moriarty – Northampton Town
  • Jamie Forbes – Northampton Town
  • Aidan Bradshaw – Northampton Town
  • Aaron Mackay – Northampton Town
  • Jordan Chambers – Northampton Town (Apprentice)
  • Aidan Peden – Northampton Town
  • Joe Bowskill – West Bromwich Albion (Trial)
  • Brandon Moore – West Bromwich Albion (Trial)
  • Jamie Gambrell – West Bromwich Albion (Trial)
  • Joe Massaro – West Bromwich Albion (Trial), Nottingham Forest


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