The Uppingham Development Centre was established in 2008. It caters for players aged 5 -12 and takes place on the 3G astro-turf at Uppingham Community College. At times we also use the sports hall. The facilities at UCC are excellent and provide all the needs for us to develop young footballers.
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).
Below is a Hall of Fame of players signing contracts with Professional Clubs from the Uppingham Development Centre.
Lewis Darlington – West Bromwich Albion (Trial), Nottingham Forest
Josh Gooding – West Bromwich Albion (Trial), Cambridge United
Mason Vince – Southampton
Elliot Prior – Northampton Town
Danny McKay – Northampton Town
Alex Mackie – Northampton Town
Caspar Irso-Coombes – Northampton Town, Histon (Apprentice)
James Dalby – Northampton Town
Kieran Mackie – Northampton Town
Stefan Taylor – West Bromwich Albion (Trial)
Uppingham Community College, LE15 9TJ – Wednesday 5:45 – 7:00 (3G astro)