Development Centres

Wiltshire Football Academy, in association with Wiltshire Sports Academy, runs elite technical development centres in Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett and Chippenham.

These centres have a proven track record in helping young players develop their true footballing potential, helping many to progress into professional academy and full time football programmes. We do this through providing both high level technical skills coaching and a confidence-building ethos. Our strong links with the majority of professional football academies in the South of England and beyond, means that our players gain maximum exposure. For an ever growing number of our players, this has resulted in opportunities to progress into professional programmes at Chelsea FC, Southampton FC, Reading FC, Bristol City FC, Swindon Town FC, AFC Bournemouth, Bristol Rovers FC, Exeter City FC, Cheltenham Town FC and Oxford Utd FC. Please check out our Success Stories to learn about players we’ve helped!


Benefits of the Elite Technical Development Centre Programme

  • Weekly sessions
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Top quality ‘academy style’ technical coaching
  • Confidence-building ethos
  • Creating decision-making footballers
  • Development rather than results-based
  • High ratio of players gaining academy trials/contracts
  • Pathway into Junior Premier League
  • Boys and girls of all abilities welcome
  • Make new friends & improve skills whilst learning in a fun environment

All development centre sessions are priced at £28 per month, following a free taster period (half price reduction for siblings).

Our programme is designed to support player development, with players encouraged to continue representing their local grassroots clubs and schools whilst attending the centre.


Session Details

Swindon Development Centre
Swindon Academy (3G)
Beech Avenue

School Reception – Yr 5: Tuesday, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Yr 6 – Yr 9: Tuesday, 6.30pm-7.30pm


Chippenham Development Centre
Stanley Park (3G)
Stanley Lane
SN15 3RR

Yr 1 – Yr 5: Friday, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Yr 6 – Yr 9: Friday, 6.30pm-7.30pm


Royal Wootton Bassett Development Centre
New Gerard Buxton Sports Complex (3G)
Brinkworth Road
Royal Wootton Bassett

Yr 1 – Yr 4: Monday, 5.00pm-6.00pm
Yr 5 – Yr 9:
Monday, 6.00pm-7.00pm


Indoor Winter Venue (Oct-Mar)
Lime Kiln Leisure Centre Sports Hall
Lime Kiln
Royal Wootton Bassett

Outdoor Summer Venue (April-Sept)
New Gerard Buxton Sports Complex (3G)
Brinkworth Road
Royal Wootton Bassett

4yrs old – School Reception : Monday, 5.15pm-6.00pm


What to bring: Appropriate footwear (moulded stud boots only on 3G – trainers for indoor sessions)/training kit/waterproof jacket/shin pads/drink.


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Get in Touch:

To book sessions or to find out more about our development centres, please get in touch.


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Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a club representative or a talent scout — or even an enterprising young player — we would love to hear from you.