PACE Academy

Our academy is by invitation only, with players being recommended or scouted in.   Our philosophy is simple – we want to help players reach their potential and create some brilliant footballing memories! Our aim is to provide different opportunities and experiences, challenging players but ensuring they enjoy every minute.  Currently we operate from Sandwich Leisure Centre and Margate Football Club - both are fantastic facilities!    

Within the academy we have development and advanced squads, and we tailor our fixtures accordingly.  We often play games against other private and professional academies, but we do not guarantee this for every player, and players will only participate in these fixtures if we believe they are ready to do so.  Too many players are asked to play above their level and this is not conducive to positive development.    Our focus is the coaching – we boast a highly qualified and experienced team of coaches and sport scientists to provide the very best for our players.  

Our academy supports Grassroots clubs and works closely with a number of local clubs, all of these are seeing the benefits of our coaching.   Please contact us to discuss how PACE could work in partnership with your club.  

Pre-Academy (Year R-2)

Our Pre-Academy session runs at Sandwich Leisure Centre, Monday 5-6pm, and also at Margate FC between 5:30-6:45 on a Friday.  We provide a fun environment for players to develop their technical ability and fundamental physical skills – such as balance, agility and coordination. Please email info@pacesports.co.uk or call 07833248905 for booking.

Soccer Schools (4-13yrs)

We have been recognised by the Kent FA having been awarded 'gold standard' under their soccer school award scheme. The award is designed to ensure that the highest possible standards are in place and maintained at Kent based Soccer Schools and that the safety and well-being of the players is paramount. 

Our philosophy ensures all children have a fantastic experience on our soccer schools.  Fun and enjoyment goes hand in hand with player development.   Players have the chance to play in our Champion League tournament on day 1 and our World Cup tournament which takes place throughout day 3.

All soccer school days run 10am-3:30pm, with players bringing their own lunch and drinks for the day.  Booking is done via our online shop.