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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 please click HERE.

For any safeguarding queries please contact Nikki Parker.

 

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

Latest Academy News...

Club News

Jed Ward Signs Pro Deal

5 February 2021

The Club is delighted to announce that Academy goalkeeper, Jed Ward, has penned his first professional deal.

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Club News

Chris Hargreaves' Academy 2020 Review

22 December 2020

Academy Manager, Chris Hargreaves, looks back on what has happened within the Academy during 2020...

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Match Reports

Academy Report: Forest Green Rovers U18s 3-3 Bristol Rovers U18s

30 November 2020

The Academy U18's produced a comeback to register a point in a 3-3 draw away at Forest Green Rovers.

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Match Reports

U18's Match Report: Cheltenham Town U18s 0-4 Bristol Rovers U18s

26 November 2020

The Rovers U18s registered a comprehensive win on the road at Cheltenham Town on Tuesday.

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Chris Hargreaves

Chris Hargreaves

Academy Manager 

Adrian Harvie
 

Adrian Harvie

Head of Coaching

Dafydd Williams

Dafydd Williams

Professional Development Phase Coach U18's

Tom Parrinello

Tom Parrinello

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 

Sophie Morgan

Sophie Morgan

Lead Pre Academy Phase 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 

Michelle Dring

Head of Academy Operations