We are very proud of our Academy and the success it has had over the years identifying and nurturing talent.
Even though we lose some EFL funding next year, the Club remains committed to continuing to run a category 3 Academy. To that end, we have offered first year scholarships to 8 young players.
In addition, next season we will have 10 second year scholars. We will take a view on third year scholars in the Spring. We will continue to run u7 to u16 age groups as normal. We are able to continue to run a category 3 Academy thanks to group company financial support.
The Academy will be moving forward without Ricky Duncan who has left the Club. We will start interviewing for a new Academy Manager early in the New Year.