The Fulham F.C. Academy is a football academy in London . The Academy, headed by director Hew Jennings, runs along the lines of many of the English football academies as deemed appropriate by the national governing body, and recently awarded Category 2 status in the new EPPP guidelines set out by the FA.
Fulham's academy has earned a reputation as one of the best in England and Ryan Sessegnon, a 16-year-old defender, is likely to be in the side who play Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
Exeter are one of two Devon clubs who compete in the Football League, the other being Plymouth Argyle , Exeter's local rivals. Exeter City was founded in 1901 and began playing their games at St James Park, where they remain to this day. They joined Division One of the Southern League in 1904.
A football academy is a training scheme in which professional football clubs scout young football players and help them progress and develop into footballers . Being a part of an academy does not guarantee becoming a football player though, far from it.
Football Academy Governance The EPPP works across three phases: Foundation (Under-9 to Under-11), Youth Development (U12 to U16) and Professional Development (U17 to U23) .
Category One status is extremely hard to achieve and takes real commitment from the club. Any football academies that have this status is a show of the quality of the coaching, equipment, facilities and strategic development that you can expect to find .
Developments centres are something that was set up in order to help the development of young footballer's . Nowadays a lot of professional football clubs in the higher tiers are starting to set development centres up to work as a sort of feeder (of players) to the club.