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Academy

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 shirt.

We want our young players to 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 in place 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.'

Chris Hargreaves

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 21/22 please click HERE.

For any safeguarding queries please contact Nikki Parker.

 

To view the PFA Youth Advisory Service 21/22 click HERE.

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

Latest Academy News...

Club News

Max Edwards-Stryjewski Becomes Second Youngest Ever Player For Rovers

8 January 2022

Teenager, Max Edwards-Stryjewski became Rovers' second youngest player ever.

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Club News

Bradley Burrowes The Second Academy Prospect To Move To Villa

24 May 2021

Academy player Bradley Burrowes is the second academy prospect to move to the Premier League side.

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Club News

18-Year-Old Jed Ward called up for England U19 Training Camp!

21 May 2021

Jed Ward will join the U19 England set-up for a 4-day-long training camp next week!

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Club News

Academy Prospect Kyrie Pierre Completes Move to Aston Villa

17 May 2021

Academy player Kyrie Pierre has joined Aston Villa for a record fee received by the Academy for a player.

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Chris Hargreaves

Chris Hargreaves

Academy Manager 

 

Bryon Anthony

Head of Coaching

Chris Hargreaves

Professional Development Phase Coach U18's

Rhys Carr

Lead Professional Development Phase Coach

Phil Hicks

Phil Hicks

Lead Youth Development Phase Coach U13's-U16's

Jake Sainsbury

Lead Foundation Phase Coach U9's-U12's 

Paul Britton

Pre Academy Lead Coach

Andy Elleray

Academy Goalkeeping Coach 

Nicholas de-Long

Head of Academy Recruitment 

Nikki Parker

Nikki Parker

Club Safeguarding & Welfare Officer 

Mark Read

Head of Education 

Jodie Simms

Interim-Head of Academy Operations