FA Centres Of Excellence In Decline
Our Club’s academy is one of the success stories producing more quality players than most academies in the land and is a credit to our Club, Jim Cassell and his team. This view is held by many and it is clear that other Premiership clubs look at our Club's academy with envy.
Whilst we are in some ways fortunate to have such a great academy, other Clubs and areas of the country are less fortunate to have such a quality set up or indeed access to such a fine facility.
Martin Samuel wrote an interesting piece in the Times about the decline of centres of excellence and how it would affect young players. You can read his article here