New Kettering footballing academy celebrates a year of success

The Kettering Academy team
The Kettering Academy team

A Kettering school says the first season of its new footballing academy has been a great success.

The academy – a joint venture between Kettering Science Academy and Kettering Town Football Club – has seen students’ progress their footballing skills alongside their studies.

The Academy is coached and managed by Steven Kinniburgh who is the first team captain at Kettering Town Football Club.

He has been working hard on developing the game skills of some of the up and coming players and one of KSA Sixth Form students has even selected to play for the Kettering Town FC first side.

Rebus Richard-Noel played for seven matches this season, contributing to the team’s success of becoming the champions of the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central title.

Mr Kinniburgh said: “Rebus is one of the Football Academy’s brightest young prospects for the future to come out of the KSA and the Kettering Town FC partnership to date.

“We would like in the future to be able to introduce more local talent through into the first team through the work we do with the young players at Kettering Science Academy on a daily basis.

“This year the players have really improved and we hope to build on the standards year on year. All of them have done really well this season especially as they reached the regional cup final.”