The Aberdeen Youth Academy
Aberdeen FC has a successful Youth Academy system which is led by Academy Director Gavin Levey.
The club’s vision of the Youth Academy is to ensure it is the leading developer of young players in social, physiological, technical and tactical areas, giving due care to their education and welfare, with the ultimate aim of progressing players to the first team.
This vision is based on a desire to add value to the Youth Academy and thus optimise each and every young player’s chance of achieving their goals.
A key focus of the Youth Academy team will be to develop opportunities for players and staff to deliver an elite programme and enhance their abilities with the following aims:
IDENTIFY AND RECRUIT…
…the most talented young players and coaches by attracting them to AFC’s Elite Youth Academy programme while encouraging integration.
TRAIN AND DEVELOP…
…players and staff to ensure the consistent delivery of the highest achievable levels of coaching and playing standards.
INSPIRE AND REWARD…
…all members of the Youth Academy family to ensure high levels of player and staff retention.
PROVIDE A VISIBLE PLAYER PATHWAY…
…from Youth Academy level to First Team football.
Aberdeen FC Youth Academy annually attended tournaments in England and compete in Scottish FA Club Academy Scotland fixtures on a weekly basis, against academies form other SPFL clubs.
CHILDREN’S WELLBEING & PROTECTION IN ABERDEEN FOOTBALL CLUB
Safeguarding Officer Richard Taylor can be contacted by telephone on 01224 650489 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about Aberdeen Football Club Safeguarding.