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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 administration or safeguarding/welfare queries please contact Nikki Parker (Academy Operations Manager),

Latest Academy News...

Club News

Academy Fixtures W/C 2nd December

2 December 2019

All the Academy fixtures for the coming week...

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Club News

Academy Fixtures: W/C 25th November

25 November 2019

Academy fixtures for the week ahead.

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Fixture News

FA Youth Cup: Date Confirmed for 3rd Round Tie

19 November 2019

The U18's face Southampton in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday, 11th December (KO - 7pm) at the The Memorial Stadium.

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Club News

Academy Fixtures W/C 18th November

18 November 2019

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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

Luke Smith

Luke Smith

Lead Foundation Phase Coach U9's-U12's 

Sophie Morgan

Sophie Morgan

Lead Pre Academy Phase Coach

Matt James

Matt James

Academy Goalkeeping Coach 

Alex Hinder

Alex Hinder

Head of Academy Recruitment 

Nikki Parker

Nikki Parker

Operations Manager and Club Safeguarding & Welfare Officer 

Ed Strange

Ed Strange

Life Skills and Performance Psychology Coach 

Derek Segger

Derek Segger

Academy Kit Manager