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Below will be the latest news and updates from the Club's Academy - ranging from information for parents and match reports. 

Bristol Rovers F.C Academy have a history of producing home-grown players, going onto to play in the famous blue and white quarters.

We aim to create an environment where our young players can express themselves, believe that they can play at the highest possible level, and as a staff we are committed to helping them on that journey.

The pathway to the first team is evident for our young players, our job is to nurture their skills and to give them the belief and support to achieve their goals. We have hard working fans and we expect hard working staff and players to represent this football club.

We want every individual who walks through the door to reach their full potential on and off the field of play, as a player and as a person. We are committed to a philosophy that drives the development of young, home-grown players.'

Byron Anthony

Academy Manager

Bristol Rovers strive to provide a program that focuses on the development of the person as well as the player.

Our coaches are committed to creating a positive and engaging learning environment based on honest hard-working values where we will challenge players to understand the game, make excellent decisions and be the best person they can be with a passion for improvement, a winning mentality, and a strong mindset. Our aspiration is that at whatever stage a player leaves the Academy programme they will have found the experience beneficial to their development as people as well as players. We have a duty to develop and support players by ensuring a balance between their footballing development, their education and personal development.

Our aspiration is that at whatever stage a player leaves the Academy programme they will have found the experience beneficial to their development as people as well as players.

To view the EFL Youth Development Charter 23/24 please click HERE.

For any safeguarding queries please contact Nicola Dartnall-Smith


To view the PFA Youth Advisory Service 23/24, please click HERE.

To read the 'Game Safe' online safety guide, click here.

Host Families

Bristol Rovers Academy are looking to recruit Host Families to support our young players between the ages of 16-18 years old.

We currently have around 150 young players within the Academy, some of whom stay with Host Families, allowing them to take the opportunity of full-time employment at the Football Club as either an apprentice or professional player.

We are looking for families who can provide a suitable safe, home from home environment on a bed, breakfast, and evening meal basis, covering 7 nights per week.

It is advantageous if your home is close to the Club’s primary venue of The Memorial Stadium, Filton Avenue BS7 0BF.

All family members over the age of 18 will be required to complete a DBS Enhanced Criminal Record Check with Children’s Barred Check List, as well as mandatory safeguarding training.

Application Process:

If you feel you have a welcoming and safe home environment to and would like to offer the opportunity to a progressing player, please apply in writing to:

Hosts will be vetted and contacted regularly throughout the season.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing

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