Welcome to our Greenways Aces Football Training page.

Football Training is provided by different teams on a different day, please see the days below. At Greenways Aces all our football managers or coaches have their own training philosophy. Our end goal is to provide knowledge and a clear understanding of the game to the youth, men and women we train.

We strive to improve the football sessions and the way children understand the game of football. We follow the FA’s, 4 Corner Model when it comes to helping young players grow.

Each coach has their own philosophy and coaching is approached in a different way by each coach. The 4 Corner model is how the FA see the approach of the game, through statistics and studies.

Football Training In Gravesend

Training Essentials

When training the most important item to remember is footwear. On the weekends, games and/or training sessions are generally played with football boots. These can be either moulds or studs. Your child must have shinpads to train, in order to avoid injury. This is something that our Coaches and/or our Welfare Officer will enforce for the child’s safety. Please note that the summer and winter training times will vary in the evenings at these venues.

Trainers are considered suitable for very hard ground, or in hot weather conditions for training. In the winter months, we would advise on you providing your children with gloves, a hat and suitable thermal clothing. A raincoat may be appropriate to wear depending on the weather, so please check the weather forecast on the day of training.

1. Astro Trainers, Football Boots or Football Moulds.

2. Shinpads and/or Ankle Pads.

3. Shorts, Tracksuit Bottoms, loose-fitting tops and weather permitting, skins, gloves and/or hats.

4. Jewellery is not permitted to train or play matches with, as this can cause injury to others (Activity Tracker, Bracelets, Chains, Earrings, Rings or Watches). Small jewellery can be covered by tape (ring or earring). 

5. A full drink’s bottle is essential to help your child overcome dehydration.

Tuesday Session

Tuesday’s Football Training is generally held at Gravesend Rugby Club or at Ebbsfleet Academy School where training takes place on a 3G Pitch.
This means that the footwear required for training are Astro Trainers, Trainers or Moulded Football boots. Studs are not permitted at weekday training sessions at the Rugby Club.
U8 Diamonds and U8 Hearts
U9 Clubs and U9 Hearts
4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
U13 Diamonds and U13 Hearts
U16’s Boys – U18’s
6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Directions can be found on the maps below

Thursday Session

Thursday’s Football Training is generally held at Gravesend Rugby Club or at Ebbsfleet Academy School where training takes place on a 3G Pitch.
This means that the footwear required for training are Astro Trainers, Trainers or Moulded Football boots. Studs are not permitted at weekday training sessions at the Rugby Club.
U7 Hearts
4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
U11 Clubs
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
@ Home Ground, Cedar Avenue, Old Southfields Green
U9’s Diamonds
U10  Clubs and U10 Diamonds
U11 Diamonds and U11 Hearts
U12 Diamonds
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
U14 Girls
Aces Ladies
6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
@ Gravesend Rugby Club, Gravesend, DA12 2TL
Under 14  Boys
7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
@ The Domes (Cascades), 222 Thong Lane, Gravesend, DA12 4LG
All directions can be found on the maps below

Saturday Session

Saturday Football Training sessions are held at separate times at our home ground at Southfields Green. To find out the coaching sessions available on those days, we would suggest looking at the Coaches Section to determine the times that suit your requirements.

Generally, Saturday Football Training is between the hours of 9.00 am – 12.00 pm.

The Mim’s training session is from 9.00 am – 9.45 am on Saturday’s only, throughout the Winter months.