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PREMIER ACADEMYLEAGUEHANDBOOKSeason 2010/11


CLUB DIRECTORYARSENALHale End Sports Ground, Wadham Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4LUHome Ground: Arsenal Training Centre, Bell Lane, London Colney, St Albans, AL2 1DRCorrespondence address:Arsenal Training Centre, Bell Lane,London Colney, St Albans, AL2 1DRUnder 18 Coach: Steve BouldTelephone No: 01727 747 450Facsimile No: 01727 747 471e-mail address: sshipp@arsenal.co.ukInternet address: www.arsenal.comAcademy ManagerLiam BradyAdministrator: Sue ShippMatch Day Co-ordinator: Clem CattiniColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Red Shirts: YellowShorts: WhiteShorts: RedcurrantSocks: White Socks: YellowASTON VILLAAston Villa Academy, Bodymoor Heath Training Ground, Bond Street,Off Tamworth Road, Middleton, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 2BBHome Ground: Bodymoor Heath Training GroundCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 01827 872644Facsimile No: 01827 875389e-mail address: debbie.birch@avfc.co.ukInternet address: www.avfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Bryan JonesUnder 18 Coach :Tony McAndrewAdministrator: Debbie BirchMatch Day Co-ordinator: Syd StonehouseColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Claret Shirts: BlackShorts: WhiteShorts: BlackSocks: Sky Socks: Black1


BARNSLEYBarnsley Football Club Academy, Oakwell Stadium, Grove Street, Barnsley, S71 1ETHome Ground: Barnsley Football Club AcademyCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 01226 215 123Facsimile No: 01226 215 123e-mail address: academy@barnsleyfc.co.ukInternet address: www.barnsleyfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Ronnie BransonUnder 18 Coach: Ronnie BransonAdministrator: Shelley TongeMatch Day Co-ordinator: John AlmondColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Red Shirts: NavyShorts: WhiteShorts: NavySocks: Red Socks: NavyBIRMINGHAM CITYBirmingham City Football Club Academy, Wast Hills Training Ground, Redhill Road,Kings Norton, B38 9EJHome Ground: Wast Hills Training GroundCorrespondence address:Birmingham City Football Club,St Andrews Stadium, Small Heath,Birmingham, B9 4NHTelephone No: 0121 244 1407Facsimile No: 0121 244 1400e-mail address: Lyndon.tomlinson@bcfc-tg.comAcademy ManagerTerry WestleyUnder 18 Coach: Steve SpoonerAdministrator: Lyndon TomlinsonMatch Day Co-ordinator: Trevor FranklinColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Blue (Top White panel) Shirts: WhiteShorts White Shorts: BlueSocks: Blue Socks: White2


BLACKBURN ROVERSBlackburn Rovers Academy, Brockhall Village, Old Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8BAHome Ground: Blackburn Rovers AcademyCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 01254 222 610Facsimile No: 01254 245 414e-mail address: ddunn@rovers.co.ukInternet address: www.rovers.co.ukAcademy Manager:Phil CannonUnder 18 Coach: Gary BowyerAdministrator: Dawn DunnMatch Day Co-ordinator: Dilwyn Rogers-JonesColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Blue & White halves Shirts: RedShorts: WhiteShorts: BlackSocks: White Socks: RedBOLTON WANDERERSBolton Wanderers Football Club Academy, Lostock Hall Farm Site, Ox Hey Lane, Lostock,BoltonHome Ground: Bolton Wanderers Football Club AcademyCorrespondence address:Euxton Training Ground, Euxton Lane,Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 6FATelephone No: 01204 673 722Facsimile No: 01204 673 723e-mail address: kmatthews@bwfc.co.ukInternet address: www.bwfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Jimmy PhillipsUnder 18 Coach: David LeeAdministrator: Kath MatthewsMatch Day Co-ordinator: Kath MatthewsColoursFirst Choice Second Choice Third ChoiceShirts: White Shirts: Royal Blue Shirts: Navy / Red stripeShorts: Navy Shorts: Royal Blue Shorts: NavySocks: White Socks: Royal Blue Socks: Navy3


CHARLTON ATHLETICCharlton Athletic Football Club Youth Academy, Sparrows Lane, New Eltham,London, SE9 2JRHome Ground: Charlton Athletic Training GroundCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 020 8294 2097Facsimile No: 020 8850 7205e-mail address: chris.parkes@cafc.co.ukInternet address: www.cafc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Steve AvoryUnder 18 Coach: Damian MatthewAdministrator: Christopher ParkesMatch Day Co-ordinator: Bill IrwinColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Red Shirts: Sky BlueShorts: WhiteShorts: NavySocks: Red Socks: NavyCHELSEAChelsea Football Club, Cobham Training Ground, 64 Stoke Road, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham,Surrey, KT11 3PTHome Ground: Cobham Training GroundCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 01932 588 200 / 01932 588 221Facsimile No: 01932 588 235e-mail address: hayley.prior@chelseafc.comInternet address: www.chelseafc.comAcademy Manager:Neil BathUnder 18 Coach: Dermot DrummyAdministrator: Hayley PriorMatch Day Co-ordinator: Emma ThomasColoursFirst Choice Second Choice Third ChoiceShirts: Blue Shirts: Dark Navy with Yellow trim Shirts: White with Navy trimShorts: Blue Shorts: Dark Navy with Yellow trim Shorts: White with Navy trimSocks: White Socks: Dark Navy with Yellow trim Socks: White with Navy trim5


COVENTRY CITYCoventry City Football Club Academy, The Alan Higgs Centre, Allard Way, Pinley,Coventry, CV3 1HWHome Ground: Coventry City Football Club AcademyCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 024 7630 8920Facsimile No: 024 7630 5329e-mail address: Lyndsey.Elward@ccfc.co.ukInternet address: www.ccfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Gregor RiochUnder 18 Coach: Gregor RiochAdministrator: Lyndsey ElwardMatch Day Co-ordinator: Jason FarndonColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Sky Blue with pinstripe hoops to front Shirts: Black with Grey & White detailShorts: WhiteShorts: Black with Grey & White detailSocks: Sky Blue with Navy trim Socks: Black with Grey trimCREWE ALEXANDRAAlexandra Park, Wettenhall Road, Reaseheath, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DFHome Ground: Alexandra Park, Wettenhall RoadCorrespondence address:Alexandra Stadium, Gresty Road,Crewe, CW2 6EBTelephone No: 01270 213 014 Ex: 147Facsimile No: 01270 610 845e-mail address: pantrobus@crewealex.netAcademy Manager:Neil Critchley & James CollinsUnder 18 Coaches: Neil Critchley &Under 18 Coaches: James CollinsAdministrator: Paul AntrobusMatch Day Co-ordinator: Paul Antrobus07788432463ColoursFirst Choice Second Choice Third ChoiceShirts: Red Shirts: White Shirts: BlueShorts: White Shorts: Orange Shorts: BlueSocks: Red Socks: Orange Socks: Blue6


CRYSTAL PALACECrystal Palace Training Ground, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1RJHome Ground: Crystal Palace Training GroundCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 020 8650 9840Facsimile No: 020 8658 6420e-mail address: Sharon.Tomlin@cpfc.co.ukInternet address: www.cpfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Under 18 Coach: Gary IssottAdministrator: Sharon TomlinMatch Day Co-ordinator: Sue DennyColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Blue & Red Stripes Shirts: WhiteShorts: RedShorts: WhiteSocks: Red Socks: WhiteDERBY COUNTYDerby County Football Academy, Moor Farm Training Centre, Morley Road, Oakwood,Derby, DE21 4TBHome Ground: Moor Farm Training CentreCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 01332 340 105Facsimile No: 01332 293 514Email address: denise.kirby@dcfc.co.ukInternet address: www.dcfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Darren WassallU18 Coach: Darren WassallAdministrators: Denise KirbyMatch Day Co-ordinator: Rex WessonColoursFirst Choice Second Choice Third ChoiceShirts: White Shirts: Yellow Shirts: BlackShorts: Black Shorts: Blue Shorts: GreySocks: White Socks: Yellow Socks: Black7


EVERTONEverton Football Club Youth Academy, Finch Farm Training Complex, Finch Lane, Halewood,Merseyside, L26 3UEHome Ground: Finch Farm Training ComplexCorrespondence address:As aboveAcademy Manager:Ray HallTelephone No: 0151 448 7699Under 18 Coach: Neil DewsnipFacsimile No: 0151 448 7684Administrator: Jonathan Williamse-mail address: jonathan.williams@evertonfc.com Match Day Co-ordinator: Norman EllisInternet address: www.evertonfc.comColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Blue Shirts: PinkShorts: WhiteShorts: NavySocks: White Socks: NavyFULHAMFulham Football Club Training Ground, Motspur Park, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 6PTHome Ground: Fulham Football Club Training GroundCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 020 8336 7430Facsimile No: 020 8336 7489e-mail address: cbellamy@fulhamfc.comInternet address: www.fulhamfc.comAcademy Manager:Huw JenningsUnder 18 Coach: Gary BrazilAdministrator: Charlotte BellamyMatch Day Co-ordinator: Andy NorthColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: White Shirts: Red / GreyShorts: BlackShorts: RedSocks: White Socks: Grey8


HUDDERSFIELD TOWNHuddersfield Town Football Academy, Leeds Road Sports Complex, Leeds Road,Huddersfield, HD2 1YYHome Ground: University of Huddersfield, Storthes Hall Park, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, HD8 0WACorrespondence address:Huddersfield Town Football AcademyTelephone No: 01484 511 555Facsimile No: 01484 511 666e-mail address: htafc.academy@ntlworld.comInternet address: www.htafc.comAcademy Manager:Graham MitchellUnder 18 Coach: Graham MitchellAdministrator: Graham YatesMatch Day Co-ordinator: Neil PicklesColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Blue & White stripes Shirts: Red & Black StripesShorts: BlueShorts: RedSocks: Blue & White Socks: RedIPSWICH TOWNIpswich Town F.C., Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DAHome Ground: Ipswich Town F.C. Training Centre, Playford Road, Ipswich, Sufffolk, IP4 5RQCorrespondence address:Ipswich Town F.C. Training CentreTelephone No: 01473 662 729Facsimile No: 01473 662 727e-mail address: helen@itfc.co.ukInternet address: www.itfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Sammy MorganUnder 18 Coach: Mike PejicAdministrator: Helen BroughtonMatch Day Co-ordinator: Dick ParkerColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Blue / White Shirts: BlackShorts: WhiteShorts: BlackSocks: Blue Socks: Black9


LEEDS UNITEDTraining Ground & Academy, Walton Road, Thorp Arch, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS23 7BAHome Ground: Thorp Arch GrangeCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 01937 884462Facsimile No: 01937 884422e-mail address: academy@leedsunited.comInternet address: www.lufc.comAcademy Manager:Neil ThompsonUnder 18 Coach: Neil RedfearnAdministrator: Mary LallyMatch Day Co-ordinator: Eric HooperColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: White Shirts: YellowShorts: WhiteShorts: YellowSocks: White Socks: RoyalLEICESTER CITYLeicester City Football Club Academy, Training Ground, Middlesex Road, Aylestone,Leicester, LE2 8PBHome Ground: Training GroundCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 0116 291 5277Facsimile No: 0116 222 8568e-mail address: debbie.collins@lcfc.co.ukInternet address: www.lcfc.comAcademy Manager:Jon RudkinUnder 18 Coach: Steve BeagleholeAdministrator: Debbie CollinsMatch Day Co-ordinator: Debbie CollinsColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Blue Shirts: YellowShorts: WhiteShorts: YellowSocks: Blue Socks: Yellow10


LIVERPOOLThe Academy, The Liverpool Way, Kirkby, Liverpool, L33 7EDHome Ground: The Academy, The Liverpool WayCorrespondence address:As aboveAcademy Manager:John OwensTelephone No: 0151 477 3030Under 18 Coach: Rodolfo BorrellFacsimile No: 0151 477 1226Administrator: Jean OBriene-mail address: Jean.OBrien@liverpoolfc.tv Match Day Co-ordinator: Mike Garrity /Internet address: www.liverpoolfc.tvSteve CooperColoursFirst Choice Second Choice Third ChoiceShirts: Red Shirts: White Shirts: BlackShorts: Red Shorts: Black Shorts: BlackSocks: Red Socks: White Socks: BlackMANCHESTER CITYPlatt Lane Training Complex, Yew Tree Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7UUHome Ground: Platt Lane Training ComplexCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 0161 225 2012Facsimile No: 0161 225 2161e-mail address: jacqui.martin@mcfc.co.ukInternet address: www.mcfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Scott SellarsUnder 18 Coach: Scott SellarsAdministrator: Neil RobertsMatch Day Co-ordinator: Phil PlattHead of Academy – Business & Operations:Mark AllenColoursFirst Choice Second Choice Third ChoiceShirts: Sky Blue Shirts: Black Shirts: White (Red & Black diagonal)Shorts: White Shorts: Black Shorts: BlackSocks: White Socks: Black Socks: Black11


MANCHESTER UNITEDManchester United Football Club, Trafford Training Centre, Birch Road, Off Isherwood Road,Carrington, M31 4BHHome Ground: Trafford Training CentreCorrespondence address:As aboveAcademy Manager:Brian McClairTelephone No: 0161 868 8051Under 18 Coach: Paul McGuinnessFacsimile No: 0161 868 8875Administrator: Clare Nicholase-mail address: clare.nicholas@manutd.co.uk Match Day Co-ordinator: Carl WarburtonInternet address: www.manutd.comAdditional Match Day Numbers (Match Days only): 0161 8688787 (Reception, Academy Building) /0161 8688780 (Security Lodge)ColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Red Shirts: WhiteShorts: WhiteShorts: BlackSocks: Black Socks: WhiteMIDDLESBROUGHMiddlesbrough F.C. Academy, Rockliffe Park, Hurworth Place, Nr Darlington, DL2 2DUHome Ground: Rockliffe Park, Hurworth Place, Nr DarlingtonCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 01325 722 222Facsimile No: 01325 722 104e-mail address: wendy.thomas@mfc.co.ukInternet address: www.mfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:David ParnabyUnder 18 Coach: Mark ProctorAdministrator: Wendy ThomasMatch Day Co-ordinator: Wendy ThomasColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Red Shirts: Cobalt BlueShorts: WhiteShorts: Cobalt BlueSocks: Red Socks: Cobalt Blue12


MILTON KEYNES DONSStadium: MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1STHome Ground: Milton Keynes Sports Club, The Pavilion, Newport Road, Woughton-on-the Green,Milton Keynes, MK6 3EACorrespondence address:Stadium: MK, Stadium Way,Milton Keynes, MK1 1STAcademy Manager:Mike DoveTelephone No: 01908 622 882Under 18 Coach: Mike DoveFacsimile No: 01908 622 933Administrator: Ben Couzense-mail address: ben.couzens@mkdons.com Match Day Co-ordinator: Nick Thomas /Internet address: www.mkdons.comChris JonesColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: White Shirts: RedShorts: WhiteShorts: RedSocks: White Socks: RedNEWCASTLE UNITEDNewcastle United Football Academy, Little Benton, Off Greenlee Drive,Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7SFHome Ground: Newcastle United Football AcademyCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 0191 215 3201Facsimile No: 0191 215 3217e-mail address: judith.horey@nufc.co.ukInternet address: www.nufc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Joe JoyceUnder 18 Coach: Willie DonachieAdministrator: Judith HoreyMatch Day Co-ordinator: Jimmy NelsonColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Black & White Shirts: BlueShorts: BlackShorts: BlueSocks: Black Socks: Blue13


NORWICH CITYColney Training Centre, Hethersett Lane, Colney, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TSHome Ground: Colney Training CentreCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 01603 813 059Facsimile No: 01603 811 815e-mail address: academy@ncfc-canaries.co.ukInternet address: www.canaries.co.ukAcademy Manager:Ricky MartinUnder 18 Coach: Ricky MartinAcademy Operations Manager: Andy BlofeldMatch Day-Co-ordinator: Andy BlofeldColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Yellow Shirts: WhiteShorts: GreenShorts: WhiteSocks: Yellow Socks: WhiteNOTTINGHAM FORESTNottingham Forest Football Academy, Gresham Close, Wilford Lane, Wilford,Nottingham, NG2 7RQHome Ground: Gresham CloseCorrespondence address:Academy Office, Nottingham Forest Football Club,City Ground, Pavillion Road, Nottingham, NG2 5FJAcademy Manager:Nick MarshallTelephone No: 0115 982 4354Under 18 Coach: Eoin JessFacsimile No: 0115 982 4488Administrator: Debbie Irvinge-mail address: debbie.irving@nottinghamforest.co.uk Match Day Co-ordinator: Jim King /Internet address: www.nottinghamforest.co.ukJim HigginsColoursFirst Choice Second Choice Third ChoiceShirts: Red Shirts: White Shirts: BlueShorts: White Shorts: Red Shorts: BlueSocks: Red Socks: Red Socks: Blue14


PORTSMOUTHPortsmouth F.C. Training Ground, Wellington Sports Ground Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh,Hants, SO50 9HTHome Ground: Portsmouth F.C. Training Ground, Wellington Sports GroundCorrespondence address:Head Office, Rodney RoadPortsmouth, Hants, PO4 8SXTelephone No: 023 9277 8599Facsimile No: 023 9277 8069e-mail address: paulsmalley@pompeyfc.co.ukInternet address: www.pompeyfc.co.ukDirector of Youth Operations:Paul SmalleyAcademy Manager:Paul SmalleyUnder 18 Coach: Paul SmalleyAcademy Administrator: Deborah Murraydeborahmurray@pompeyfc.co.ukColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Royal Blue Shirts: WhiteShorts: WhiteShorts: BurgundySocks: Red Socks: BurgundyREADINGReading Football Club, Madejski Stadium, Junction 11, M4, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0FLHome Ground: Reading FC Training Ground, Hogwood Park, Park Lane, Finchampstead,Berks, RG40 4PTCorrespondence address:Reading F.C. Training GroundTelephone No: 0118 907 2267Facsimile No: 0118 976 2532e-mail address: nhunt@readingfc.co.ukInternet address: www.readingfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Eamonn DolanUnder 18 Coach: David DoddsAdministrator: Naomi HuntMatch Day Co-ordinator: Ray EmmansColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Royal Blue & White hoops Shirts: White with Green trimShorts: Royal Blue with White trimShorts: Green with White trimSocks: Royal Blue with White trim Socks: White with Green trim15


SOUTHAMPTONSt. Mary’s Stadium, Britannia Road, Southampton, SO14 5FPHome Ground: Staplewood, Training Ground, Long Lane, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4WRCorrespondence address:Staplewood, Training GroundTelephone No: 02380 427 792Facsimile No: 02380 427 781e-mail address: dold@saintsfc.co.ukInternet address: www.saintsfc.co.ukAcademy Manager:Matthew CrockerUnder 18 Coach: Jason DoddAdministrator: Derek OldMatch Day Co-ordinator: Derek OldColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: White with Red stripe Shirts: BlackShorts: WhiteShorts: BlackSocks: Black Socks: RedSTOKE CITYMichelin Sport Ground, Rosetree Avenue, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4NLHome Ground: Michelin Sports GroundCorrespondence address:Britannia Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way,Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 4EGTelephone No: 01782 592 170Facsimile No: 01782 592 278e-mail address: academy@stokecityfc.comInternet address: www.stokecityfc.comAcademy Manager:Steve MartinUnder 18 Coach: Adrian PennockAdministrator: to be appointedMatch Day Co-ordinator:Ian WarrilowColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Red & White stripes Shirts: Navy with Aqua trimShorts: WhiteShorts: Navy with Aqua trimSocks: White Socks: Navy with Aqua trim17


SUNDERLANDAcademy of Light, Sunderland Road, Cleadon, Sunderland, SR6 7UNHome Ground: As aboveCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 0191 542 8050Facsimile No: 0191 542 8010e-mail address: leann.cowperthwaite@safc.comInternet address: www.safc.comAcademy Manager:Ged McNameeUnder 18 Coach: Kevin BallAdministrator: Leann CowperthwaiteMatch Day Co-ordinator: Brian BuddleColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Red & White Shirts: Stone & BurgundyShorts: BlackShorts: BurgundySocks: Red Socks: Stone with Burgundy turnoverTOTTENHAM HOTSPURTottenham Hotspur Academy, Spurs Lodge, Luxborough Lane, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5ABHome Ground: As aboveCorrespondence address:As aboveAcademy Manager:John McDermottTelephone No: 020 8506 9827Under 18 Coach: Alex InglethorpeFacsimile No: 020 8506 9814Administrator: Sandra Mahabire-mail address: academy@tottenhamhotspur.com Match Day Co-ordinator: Trevor WebbSandra.mahibir@tottenhamhotspur.comInternet address: www.tottenhamhotspur.comColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: White Shirts: Sky BlueShorts: NavyShorts: Sky BlueSocks: White Socks: Sky Blue18


WATFORDVicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts, WD1 0ERHome Ground: University College London, Bell Lane, London Colney, Herts, AL2 1BZCorrespondence address:Watford F.C. AcademyVicarage Road Stadium, Vicarage Road,Watford, Herts WD18 0ERTelephone No: 01923 496 243Facsimile No: 01923 496 265e-mail address: lesley.watts@watfordfc.comInternet address: www.watfordfc.comAcademy Manager:John StephensonUnder 18 Coach: Joe McBrideAdministrator: Lesley WattsMatch Day Co-ordinator: Lesley WattsColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Yellow Shirts: Black & Red stripesShorts: BlackShorts: WhiteSocks: Yellow Socks: BlackWEST BROMWICH ALBIONWest Bromwich Albion Training Ground, 430 Birmingham Road, Walsall,West Midlands, WS5 3LQHome Ground: West Bromwich Albion Training GroundCorrespondence address:Training GroundAcademy Manager:Mark HarrisonTelephone No: 0871 271 9850Under 18 Coach: Keith DowningFacsimile No: 0871 271 9851Administrator: Sarah Jonese-mail address: sarah.jones@wbafc.co.uk Match Day Co-ordinator: Dave Chance /Internet address: www.wba.co.ukMark LinkColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Navy & White Shirts: BlackShorts: WhiteShorts: BlackSocks: White Socks: Black19


WEST HAM UNITEDWest Ham United Training Ground, Saville Road, Romford, Essex, RM6 6DTHome Ground: Little Heath Sports Ground, Hainault Road, Romford, Essex, RM6 5SSCorrespondence address:West Ham Training Ground, Saville RoadTelephone No: 020 8548 3748Facsimile No: 020 8598 2344e-mail address: academy@westhamunited.co.ukInternet address: www.westhamunited.co.ukAcademy Manager:Tony Carr MBEUnder 18 Coach: Tony Carr MBEAdministrator: Trevor LewinMatch Day Co-ordinator: Paul HefferColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Claret Shirts: WhiteShorts: WhiteShorts: SkySocks: White Socks: SkyWOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERSWolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground,Douglas Turner Way, Compton Park, Wolverhampton, WV3 9BFHome Ground: As aboveCorrespondence address:As aboveTelephone No: 01902 687 086Facsimile No: 01902 687 059e-mail address: Jenniferrice@wolves.co.ukInternet address: www.wolves.co.ukAcademy Manager:Kevin ThelwellUnder 18 Coach: Michael HalsallAdministrator: Jennifer RiceMatch Day Co-ordinator: Ron PickenColoursFirst ChoiceSecond ChoiceShirts: Gold Shirts: BlackShorts: BlackShorts: BlackSocks: Gold Socks: Black20


FORMATGROUP AGROUP BGROUP CGROUP DArsenalCharlton AthleticChelseaCrystal PalaceFulhamIpswich TownNorwich CityPortsmouthSouthamptonWest Ham UnitedAston VillaBirmingham CityBristol CityCardiff CityCoventry CityLeicester CityMilton Keynes DonsReadingTottenham HotspurWatfordBlackburn RoversBolton WanderersCrewe AlexandraEvertonLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UnitedStoke CityWest Bromwich AlbionWolverhampton WndrsBarnsleyDerby CountyHuddersfield TownLeeds UnitedMiddlesbroughNewcastle UnitedNottingham ForestSheffield UnitedSheffield WednesdaySunderlandGroup APlay each team in Group twice: 18Play 10 Inter Groups fixtures: 10= 28Group CPlay each team in Group twice: 18Play 10 Inter Groups fixtures: 10= 28Group BPlay each team in Group twice: 18Play 10 Inter Groups fixtures: 10= 28Group DPlay each team in Group twice: 18Play 10 Inter Groups fixtures: 10= 28Season 2010/1121


SCHEDULESaturdays Under 18 Match No. Youth Cup Round2010 Aug-21 128 2Sep-04 311 418 525 6Oct-02 709 816 923 NO SCHEDULED FIXTURES30 10Nov-06 1113 1220 13 2nd Round27 IN-SERVICEDec-04 1411 15 3rd Round1825 CHRISTMAS BREAK2011 Jan-0108 1615 17 4th Round22 1829 NO SCHEDULED FIXTURES 5th RoundFeb-05 1912 20 6th Round19 2126 22Mar-05 23 Semi Final 112 2419 25 Semi Final 226 26Apr-02 NO SCHEDULED FIXTURES09 2716 IN-SERVICE23 EASTER30 28May-07SF14 Final (TBC)Season 2010/1122


FIXTURESCopyright of The Football Association Premier League Limited 2010. Compiled in association with Atos Origin.Saturday, August 21st, 2010Aston Villa v LiverpoolBarnsley v Coventry CityBristol City v Newcastle UnitedCardiff City v Nottingham ForestCharlton Athletic v Blackburn RoversChelsea v Manchester UnitedDerby County v Tottenham HotspurEverton v Norwich CityHuddersfield Town v Birmingham CityLeeds United v Crystal PalaceLeicester City v Crewe AlexandraManchester City v ArsenalMiddlesbrough v FulhamMilton Keynes Dons v Bolton WanderersPortsmouth v Sheffield WednesdaySheffield United v ReadingSouthampton v Stoke CitySunderland v WatfordWest Bromwich Albion v West Ham UnitedWolverhampton v Ipswich TownSaturday, August 28th, 2010Arsenal v SunderlandBirmingham City v EvertonBlackburn Rovers v Aston VillaBolton Wanderers v SouthamptonCoventry City v Sheffield UnitedCrewe Alexandra v Charlton AthleticCrystal Palace v BarnsleyFulham v WolverhamptonIpswich Town v Leeds UnitedLiverpool v Bristol CityManchester United v Cardiff CityNewcastle United v Milton Keynes DonsNorwich City v Huddersfield TownNottingham Forest v PortsmouthReading v Manchester CitySheffield Wednesday v ChelseaStoke City v Leicester CityTottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich AlbionWatford v Derby CountyWest Ham United v Middlesbrough23


Saturday, September 4th, 2010Arsenal v ReadingBirmingham City v West Ham UnitedCardiff City v Charlton AthleticCoventry City v ChelseaCrystal Palace v WatfordDerby County v Blackburn RoversEverton v Newcastle UnitedHuddersfield Town v Manchester UnitedLeeds United v Bolton WanderersLeicester City v Ipswich TownManchester City v Nottingham ForestMiddlesbrough v Stoke CityMilton Keynes Dons v FulhamPortsmouth v Aston VillaSheffield United v Crewe AlexandraSouthampton v Bristol CitySunderland v LiverpoolTottenham Hotspur v Norwich CityWest Bromwich Albion v Sheffield WednesdayWolverhampton v BarnsleySaturday, September 11th, 2010Aston Villa v Ipswich TownBarnsley v EvertonBlackburn Rovers v Sheffield UnitedBolton Wanderers v SunderlandBristol City v ArsenalCharlton Athletic v Tottenham HotspurChelsea v Cardiff CityCrewe Alexandra v Leeds UnitedFulham v Coventry CityLeicester City v Crystal PalaceLiverpool v Derby CountyManchester United v MiddlesbroughNewcastle United v West Bromwich AlbionNorwich City v Birmingham CityNottingham Forest v WolverhamptonReading v SouthamptonSheffield Wednesday v Manchester CityStoke City v Huddersfield TownWatford v PortsmouthWest Ham United v Milton Keynes Dons24


Saturday, September 18th, 2010Arsenal v Aston VillaBirmingham City v Charlton AthleticCardiff City v FulhamCoventry City v West Ham UnitedCrystal Palace v Bristol CityDerby County v Stoke CityEverton v Nottingham ForestHuddersfield Town v Bolton WanderersIpswich Town v ReadingLeeds United v LiverpoolManchester City v Newcastle UnitedMiddlesbrough v Blackburn RoversMilton Keynes Dons v Norwich CityPortsmouth v Leicester CitySheffield United v Manchester UnitedSheffield Wednesday v WolverhamptonSouthampton v WatfordSunderland v Crewe AlexandraTottenham Hotspur v ChelseaWest Bromwich Albion v BarnsleySaturday, September 25th, 2010Aston Villa v Milton Keynes DonsBarnsley v Leeds UnitedBlackburn Rovers v EvertonBristol City v Coventry CityCharlton Athletic v PortsmouthChelsea v SouthamptonCrewe Alexandra v West Bromwich AlbionFulham v ArsenalHuddersfield Town v Sheffield WednesdayLeicester City v Tottenham HotspurManchester City v Manchester UnitedNewcastle United v Sheffield UnitedNorwich City v Ipswich TownNottingham Forest v Derby CountyReading v Birmingham CityStoke City v LiverpoolSunderland v MiddlesbroughWatford v Cardiff CityWest Ham United v Crystal PalaceWolverhampton v Bolton Wanderers25


Saturday, October 2nd, 2010Arsenal v Norwich CityBirmingham City v WatfordBolton Wanderers v Stoke CityCardiff City v Aston VillaCoventry City v ReadingCrystal Palace v Charlton AthleticDerby County v Huddersfield TownEverton v WolverhamptonIpswich Town v ChelseaLeeds United v SunderlandLiverpool v Crewe AlexandraManchester United v Blackburn RoversMiddlesbrough v Nottingham ForestMilton Keynes Dons v Leicester CityPortsmouth v FulhamSheffield United v BarnsleySheffield Wednesday v Newcastle UnitedSouthampton v West Ham UnitedTottenham Hotspur v Bristol CityWest Bromwich Albion v Manchester CitySaturday, October 9th, 2010Aston Villa v Coventry CityBarnsley v MiddlesbroughBlackburn Rovers v LiverpoolBristol City v Birmingham CityCharlton Athletic v SouthamptonChelsea v ArsenalCrewe Alexandra v Bolton WanderersFulham v Crystal PalaceHuddersfield Town v Sheffield UnitedLeicester City v Cardiff CityManchester City v EvertonNewcastle United v Derby CountyNorwich City v PortsmouthNottingham Forest v Leeds UnitedReading v Milton Keynes DonsStoke City v Manchester UnitedSunderland v Sheffield WednesdayWatford v Tottenham HotspurWest Ham United v Ipswich TownWolverhampton v West Bromwich Albion26


Saturday, October 16th, 2010Arsenal v Charlton AthleticBirmingham City v Tottenham HotspurBolton Wanderers v Blackburn RoversCardiff City v Bristol CityCoventry City v Milton Keynes DonsCrystal Palace v PortsmouthDerby County v Sheffield WednesdayEverton v Manchester UnitedIpswich Town v SouthamptonLeeds United v Sheffield UnitedLiverpool v West Bromwich AlbionMiddlesbrough v Huddersfield TownNorwich City v ChelseaNottingham Forest v BarnsleyReading v Leicester CityStoke City v Crewe AlexandraSunderland v Newcastle UnitedWatford v Aston VillaWest Ham United v FulhamWolverhampton v Manchester CitySaturday, October 30th, 2010Aston Villa v Birmingham CityBarnsley v SunderlandBlackburn Rovers v WolverhamptonBristol City v ReadingCharlton Athletic v West Ham UnitedChelsea v Crystal PalaceCrewe Alexandra v EvertonFulham v Norwich CityHuddersfield Town v Nottingham ForestLeicester City v WatfordManchester City v Stoke CityManchester United v LiverpoolMilton Keynes Dons v Cardiff CityNewcastle United v Leeds UnitedPortsmouth v Ipswich TownSheffield United v Derby CountySheffield Wednesday v MiddlesbroughSouthampton v ArsenalTottenham Hotspur v Coventry CityWest Bromwich Albion v Bolton Wanderers27


Saturday, November 6th, 2010Arsenal v PortsmouthBirmingham City v Milton Keynes DonsBolton Wanderers v LiverpoolCardiff City v Coventry CityCrystal Palace v Ipswich TownDerby County v BarnsleyEverton v West Bromwich AlbionFulham v Charlton AthleticLeeds United v MiddlesbroughLeicester City v Aston VillaManchester City v Crewe AlexandraNewcastle United v Huddersfield TownNorwich City v SouthamptonNottingham Forest v Sheffield WednesdayReading v Tottenham HotspurStoke City v Blackburn RoversSunderland v Sheffield UnitedWatford v Bristol CityWest Ham United v ChelseaWolverhampton v Manchester UnitedSaturday, November 13th, 2010Aston Villa v ReadingBarnsley v Newcastle UnitedBlackburn Rovers v Manchester CityBristol City v Leicester CityCharlton Athletic v Norwich CityChelsea v FulhamCoventry City v Birmingham CityCrewe Alexandra v WolverhamptonHuddersfield Town v SunderlandIpswich Town v ArsenalLiverpool v EvertonManchester United v Bolton WanderersMiddlesbrough v Derby CountyMilton Keynes Dons v WatfordPortsmouth v West Ham UnitedSheffield United v Nottingham ForestSheffield Wednesday v Leeds UnitedSouthampton v Crystal PalaceTottenham Hotspur v Cardiff CityWest Bromwich Albion v Stoke City28


Saturday, November 20th, 2010Aston Villa v Tottenham HotspurBarnsley v Huddersfield TownBlackburn Rovers v Crewe AlexandraCardiff City v Birmingham CityCharlton Athletic v Ipswich TownCrystal Palace v Norwich CityEverton v Bolton WanderersFulham v SouthamptonLeeds United v Derby CountyLeicester City v Coventry CityManchester City v LiverpoolManchester United v West Bromwich AlbionMilton Keynes Dons v Bristol CityNewcastle United v MiddlesbroughPortsmouth v ChelseaSheffield United v Sheffield WednesdaySunderland v Nottingham ForestWatford v ReadingWest Ham United v ArsenalWolverhampton v Stoke CitySaturday, December 4th, 2010Arsenal v Crystal PalaceBirmingham City v Leicester CityBolton Wanderers v Manchester CityBristol City v Aston VillaChelsea v Charlton AthleticCoventry City v WatfordCrewe Alexandra v Manchester UnitedDerby County v SunderlandHuddersfield Town v Leeds UnitedIpswich Town v FulhamLiverpool v WolverhamptonMiddlesbrough v Sheffield UnitedNorwich City v West Ham UnitedNottingham Forest v Newcastle UnitedReading v Cardiff CitySheffield Wednesday v BarnsleySouthampton v PortsmouthStoke City v EvertonTottenham Hotspur v Milton Keynes DonsWest Bromwich Albion v Blackburn Rovers29


Saturday, December 11th, 2010Aston Villa v WatfordBarnsley v Nottingham ForestBlackburn Rovers v Bolton WanderersBristol City v Cardiff CityCharlton Athletic v ArsenalChelsea v Norwich CityCrewe Alexandra v Stoke CityFulham v West Ham UnitedHuddersfield Town v MiddlesbroughLeicester City v ReadingManchester City v WolverhamptonManchester United v EvertonMilton Keynes Dons v Coventry CityNewcastle United v SunderlandPortsmouth v Crystal PalaceSheffield United v Leeds UnitedSheffield Wednesday v Derby CountySouthampton v Ipswich TownTottenham Hotspur v Birmingham CityWest Bromwich Albion v LiverpoolSaturday, January 8th, 2011Arsenal v SouthamptonBirmingham City v Aston VillaBolton Wanderers v West Bromwich AlbionCardiff City v Milton Keynes DonsCoventry City v Tottenham HotspurCrystal Palace v ChelseaDerby County v Sheffield UnitedEverton v Crewe AlexandraIpswich Town v PortsmouthLeeds United v Newcastle UnitedLiverpool v Manchester UnitedMiddlesbrough v Sheffield WednesdayNorwich City v FulhamNottingham Forest v Huddersfield TownReading v Bristol CityStoke City v Manchester CitySunderland v BarnsleyWatford v Leicester CityWest Ham United v Charlton AthleticWolverhampton v Blackburn Rovers30


Saturday, January 15th, 2011Aston Villa v Leicester CityBarnsley v Derby CountyBlackburn Rovers v Stoke CityBristol City v WatfordCharlton Athletic v FulhamChelsea v West Ham UnitedCoventry City v Cardiff CityCrewe Alexandra v Manchester CityHuddersfield Town v Newcastle UnitedIpswich Town v Crystal PalaceLiverpool v Bolton WanderersManchester United v WolverhamptonMiddlesbrough v Leeds UnitedMilton Keynes Dons v Birmingham CityPortsmouth v ArsenalSheffield United v SunderlandSheffield Wednesday v Nottingham ForestSouthampton v Norwich CityTottenham Hotspur v ReadingWest Bromwich Albion v EvertonSaturday, January 22nd, 2011Arsenal v Ipswich TownBirmingham City v Coventry CityBolton Wanderers v Manchester UnitedCardiff City v Tottenham HotspurCrystal Palace v SouthamptonDerby County v MiddlesbroughEverton v LiverpoolFulham v ChelseaLeeds United v Sheffield WednesdayLeicester City v Bristol CityManchester City v Blackburn RoversNewcastle United v BarnsleyNorwich City v Charlton AthleticNottingham Forest v Sheffield UnitedReading v Aston VillaStoke City v West Bromwich AlbionSunderland v Huddersfield TownWatford v Milton Keynes DonsWest Ham United v PortsmouthWolverhampton v Crewe Alexandra31


Saturday, February 5th, 2011Arsenal v West Ham UnitedBirmingham City v Cardiff CityBolton Wanderers v EvertonBristol City v Milton Keynes DonsChelsea v PortsmouthCoventry City v Leicester CityCrewe Alexandra v Blackburn RoversDerby County v Leeds UnitedHuddersfield Town v BarnsleyIpswich Town v Charlton AthleticLiverpool v Manchester CityMiddlesbrough v Newcastle UnitedNorwich City v Crystal PalaceNottingham Forest v SunderlandReading v WatfordSheffield Wednesday v Sheffield UnitedSouthampton v FulhamStoke City v WolverhamptonTottenham Hotspur v Aston VillaWest Bromwich Albion v Manchester UnitedSaturday, February 12th, 2011Aston Villa v Bristol CityBarnsley v Sheffield WednesdayBlackburn Rovers v West Bromwich AlbionCardiff City v ReadingCharlton Athletic v ChelseaCrystal Palace v ArsenalEverton v Stoke CityFulham v Ipswich TownLeeds United v Huddersfield TownLeicester City v Birmingham CityManchester City v Bolton WanderersManchester United v Crewe AlexandraMilton Keynes Dons v Tottenham HotspurNewcastle United v Nottingham ForestPortsmouth v SouthamptonSheffield United v MiddlesbroughSunderland v Derby CountyWatford v Coventry CityWest Ham United v Norwich CityWolverhampton v Liverpool32


Saturday, February 19th, 2011Arsenal v FulhamBirmingham City v ReadingBolton Wanderers v WolverhamptonCardiff City v WatfordCoventry City v Bristol CityCrystal Palace v West Ham UnitedDerby County v Nottingham ForestEverton v Blackburn RoversIpswich Town v Norwich CityLeeds United v BarnsleyLiverpool v Stoke CityManchester United v Manchester CityMiddlesbrough v SunderlandMilton Keynes Dons v Aston VillaPortsmouth v Charlton AthleticSheffield United v Newcastle UnitedSheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield TownSouthampton v ChelseaTottenham Hotspur v Leicester CityWest Bromwich Albion v Crewe AlexandraSaturday, February 26th, 2011Aston Villa v Cardiff CityBarnsley v Sheffield UnitedBlackburn Rovers v Manchester UnitedBristol City v Tottenham HotspurCharlton Athletic v Crystal PalaceChelsea v Ipswich TownCrewe Alexandra v LiverpoolFulham v PortsmouthHuddersfield Town v Derby CountyLeicester City v Milton Keynes DonsManchester City v West Bromwich AlbionNewcastle United v Sheffield WednesdayNorwich City v ArsenalNottingham Forest v MiddlesbroughReading v Coventry CityStoke City v Bolton WanderersSunderland v Leeds UnitedWatford v Birmingham CityWest Ham United v SouthamptonWolverhampton v Everton33


Saturday, March 5th, 2011Arsenal v ChelseaBirmingham City v Bristol CityBolton Wanderers v Crewe AlexandraCardiff City v Leicester CityCoventry City v Aston VillaCrystal Palace v FulhamDerby County v Newcastle UnitedEverton v Manchester CityIpswich Town v West Ham UnitedLeeds United v Nottingham ForestLiverpool v Blackburn RoversManchester United v Stoke CityMiddlesbrough v BarnsleyMilton Keynes Dons v ReadingPortsmouth v Norwich CitySheffield United v Huddersfield TownSheffield Wednesday v SunderlandSouthampton v Charlton AthleticTottenham Hotspur v WatfordWest Bromwich Albion v WolverhamptonSaturday, March 12th, 2011Aston Villa v SouthamptonBlackburn Rovers v Leeds UnitedBolton Wanderers v Derby CountyBristol City v PortsmouthCharlton Athletic v Milton Keynes DonsChelsea v Birmingham CityCrewe Alexandra v MiddlesbroughFulham v Tottenham HotspurLeicester City v ArsenalLiverpool v Huddersfield TownManchester City v BarnsleyManchester United v SunderlandNewcastle United v WolverhamptonNorwich City v Coventry CityNottingham Forest v West Bromwich AlbionReading v Crystal PalaceSheffield Wednesday v EvertonStoke City v Sheffield UnitedWatford v Ipswich TownWest Ham United v Cardiff City34


Saturday, March 19th, 2011Arsenal v WatfordBarnsley v Bolton WanderersCharlton Athletic v Bristol CityChelsea v Milton Keynes DonsCrystal Palace v Cardiff CityDerby County v Manchester UnitedFulham v Birmingham CityHuddersfield Town v Crewe AlexandraIpswich Town v Coventry CityMiddlesbrough v EvertonNewcastle United v LiverpoolNorwich City v Aston VillaNottingham Forest v Blackburn RoversPortsmouth v ReadingSheffield United v Manchester CitySouthampton v Leicester CityStoke City v Sheffield WednesdaySunderland v West Bromwich AlbionTottenham Hotspur v West Ham UnitedWolverhampton v Leeds UnitedSaturday, March 26th, 2011Aston Villa v Crystal PalaceBirmingham City v PortsmouthBlackburn Rovers v BarnsleyBolton Wanderers v MiddlesbroughCardiff City v SouthamptonCoventry City v Charlton AthleticEverton v SunderlandLeeds United v Stoke CityLeicester City v Norwich CityLiverpool v Nottingham ForestManchester City v Derby CountyManchester United v Newcastle UnitedMilton Keynes Dons v Ipswich TownReading v FulhamSheffield Wednesday v Crewe AlexandraTottenham Hotspur v ArsenalWatford v ChelseaWest Bromwich Albion v Huddersfield TownWest Ham United v Bristol CityWolverhampton v Sheffield United35


Saturday, April 9th, 2011Arsenal v Cardiff CityBarnsley v Stoke CityBlackburn Rovers v Huddersfield TownBristol City v FulhamCharlton Athletic v Leicester CityChelsea v Aston VillaCrewe Alexandra v Newcastle UnitedCrystal Palace v Coventry CityDerby County v WolverhamptonEverton v Sheffield UnitedIpswich Town v Birmingham CityLiverpool v Sheffield WednesdayManchester United v Leeds UnitedMiddlesbrough v West Bromwich AlbionNorwich City v ReadingNottingham Forest v Bolton WanderersPortsmouth v Milton Keynes DonsSouthampton v Tottenham HotspurSunderland v Manchester CityWest Ham United v WatfordSaturday, April 30th, 2011Aston Villa v Charlton AthleticBarnsley v Manchester UnitedBirmingham City v Crystal PalaceBolton Wanderers v Sheffield WednesdayBristol City v ChelseaCardiff City v PortsmouthCoventry City v SouthamptonCrewe Alexandra v Nottingham ForestFulham v Leicester CityHuddersfield Town v Manchester CityIpswich Town v Tottenham HotspurLeeds United v EvertonMilton Keynes Dons v ArsenalNewcastle United v Blackburn RoversReading v West Ham UnitedSheffield United v LiverpoolStoke City v SunderlandWatford v Norwich CityWest Bromwich Albion v Derby CountyWolverhampton v Middlesbrough36


RULES OF THE PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUEINTRODUCTIONDefinitions1. In these rules:“the Academy League” means The Premier Academy League;“Academy League Match” means a match played in the Academy League competitions;“Football Academy” means a training establishment operated by a Member Club inaccordance with Section N of the Premier League Rules (in the case of a Member Club whichis in membership of the Premier League) or Appendix IV to the Regulations of the FootballLeague (in the case of a Member Club which is in membership of the Football League);“Home Club” means the Member Club at whose venue an Academy League Match is or wasor should be or should have been played or, where the Member Clubs participating in thatAcademy League Match share a venue, the Member Club whose name first appears in respectof that Academy League Match on the Academy League’s fixture list;“Manager” means the Official of a Member Club responsible for selecting the Member Club’sfirst team;“Match Officials” means referees and assistant referees;“Member Club” means a club in membership of the Academy League;“Official” means any director, secretary, servant or representative of a Member Club;“the Premier League” means The Football Association Premier League Limited;“the Premier League Rules” means the rules for the time being of the Premier League and aletter and a number following a reference to a Premier League rule identifies the Section inwhich it is comprised and its number within that Section;“Rule” followed by a number means the rule so numbered in these rules;“Section” means a section of the Premier League Rules;“Strip” means players’ shirts, shorts and stockings;37


“Visiting Club” means the Member Club playing, which has played, which should play orwhich should have played an Academy League Match at the venue of a Home Club or, wherethe Member Clubs participating in the Academy League Match share a ground, the MemberClub whose name last appears in respect of that Academy League Match on the AcademyLeague’s fixture list;“the Articles”, “the Board”, “the Chairman”, “the Chief Executive”, “clear days”, “theCompany”, “the Football Association”, “the Football Association Rules”, “the FootballLeague”, “Season”, “the Secretary”, “Student”, “Trialist” and “written” or “in writing”each have the meaning set out in Premier League Rule A.1.Interpretation2. Unless the context otherwise requires:2.1 words importing the singular shall include the plural and vice versa; and2.2 words importing any particular gender shall include all genders.Headings3. The headings in these rules are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.Board Powers4. Where a discretion, right or power is expressed in these rules to be exercisable by the Board,such discretion, right or power shall be exercisable by the Board in its sole and absolutediscretion or as a sole right or power of the Board and shall when exercised be final andbinding and not subject to appeal.Alterations to Rules5. No alteration shall be made to these rules unless such alteration shall have first beensubmitted to and approved by:5.1 the Football Association; and5.2 clubs in membership of the Premier League in accordance with the provisions of theArticles.THE LEAGUEName6. The league shall be called “The Premier Academy League” to which names may be added thename of any title sponsor.38


Management7. The Academy League shall be governed, managed and organised by the Premier League actingby and through the Board in accordance with the provisions of the Articles.Annual General Meeting8. The Board shall convene an annual general meeting of the Academy League by giving 14 cleardays’ notice thereof to Member Clubs specifying the time and place of the meeting and thegeneral nature of the business to be transacted thereat.9. The Chairman or in his absence the Chief Executive or the Secretary shall preside as chairmanof the meeting and shall regulate its proceedings as he thinks fit.10. One representative from each Member Club may attend the meeting and, subject to Rule 5,any resolution put to the meeting shall be passed if approved by two-thirds of suchrepresentatives present, representatives of Premier League Clubs having 5 votes andrepresentatives of Football League clubs having one vote.Membership11. Membership of the Academy League shall be limited to clubs in membership of the PremierLeague or the Football League which hold a current licence to operate a Football Academy.12. Such clubs may become members of the Academy League by submitting to the Secretary onor before the 1st June in each year Form AL1 duly completed.13. Membership shall lapse at the end of each Season.Annual Subscription14. There shall be no annual subscription.The Academy League Competitions15. the Academy League shall comprise an Under 18 competition in which a participating teammay name on its team sheet up to 3 Under 19 outfield players and 1 Under 19 goalkeeper.16. Subject to Rules 19 to 25 inclusive, the format of the Academy League competitions shall bedetermined annually by the Board after the 1st June deadline mentioned in Rule 12 and shallbe published to Member Clubs as soon as practicable thereafter.17. Except with the prior written approval of the Board, Member Clubs shall play home AcademyLeague Matches at the venue indicated on Form AL1. The Board shall be empowered at anytime to inspect the pitch and the facilities at all such venues and, if they are considered to beunsuitable for the playing of Academy League Matches, to order that they be played elsewhere.39


18. Academy League Matches shall be played in accordance with:18.1 the Laws of the Game; and18.2 the Football Association Rules; and18.3 these rules.19. Except in the case of any play-off competition to which special rules may be applied, thewinner of an Academy League Match shall score 3 points. Each Member Club participating inan Academy League Match which is drawn shall score one point.20. The results of Academy League Matches in each competition shall be recorded by theSecretary in tables containing in respect of each participating Member Club the followinginformation:20.1 the number of Academy League Matches played in that Season;20.2 the number of Academy League Matches won, drawn and lost as a Home Club in thatSeason;20.3 the number of Academy League Matches won, drawn and lost as a Visiting Club in thatSeason;20.4 the number of goals scored in Academy League Matches by and against that MemberClub in that Season;20.5 the number of points scored in that Season.21. The position of Member Clubs in a table shall be determined by the number of points scoredin that Season, the Member Club having scored the highest number of points being at the topof a table and the Member Club having scored the lowest number of points being at thebottom.22. If any 2 or more Member Clubs have scored the same number of points their position in atable shall be determined on goal difference, that is to say, the difference between the totalnumber of goals scored by and against a Member Club in Academy League Matches in thatSeason, and the higher or highest placed Member Club shall be the Member Club with thehigher or highest goal difference.23. If any 2 or more Member Clubs have scored the same number of points and have the samegoal difference the higher or highest placed Member Club shall be the Member Club havingscored the most goals in Academy League Matches in that Season.24. If any 2 or more Member Clubs have scored the same number of points, have the same goaldifference and have scored the same number of goals in Academy League Matches in thatSeason they shall be deemed to occupy the same position in a table.40


25. If at the end of a Season any 2 or more Member Clubs occupy the same position in a table,the Board shall determine the means, if any, by which they shall be separated.26. The results of Academy League Matches and each table shall be copied to Member Clubs andto the media by the Secretary as soon as practicable after each Saturday during the Seasonupon which Academy League Matches are played.27. The winner of each competition shall receive a trophy, which it shall return to the Secretaryin good order and condition not later than 3 weeks before the final Academy League Matchesof the next Season, and both the winner of and the runner-up in each competition shallreceive 21 commemorative medals to be presented by the Member Club to such of its playersand Officials as it thinks fit.FINANCELeague Expenses28. Subject to Rule 33, the operating expenses of the Academy League shall be met by theCompany.Academy League Match Expenses29. The cost of staging Academy League Matches, including the fees and expenses of MatchOfficials, shall be met by the Home Club and the Visiting Club shall meet the cost of itsattendance thereat.Admission Charges30. Unless the Board otherwise determine in any particular case, charges for admission to anAcademy League Match may be made at the discretion of and retained by the Home Club.Sponsorship and Broadcasting31. An Academy League Match shall not be broadcast without the prior written permission of theBoard.32. Member Clubs shall provide such rights, facilities and services as are required to enable theCompany to fulfil any contract for the sponsorship of the Academy League or the broadcastingby any means of Academy League Matches.33. After deducting there from such proportion of the operating expenses of the Academy Leagueas the Board shall decide, the income from any such contract shall be distributed by way offees equally between Member Clubs.41


FIXTURESArranging Fixtures34. The dates of Academy League Matches shall be fixed and published by the Board as soon aspracticable prior to the commencement of each Season and except as otherwise provided inRules 35, 38 and 39, Academy League Matches shall be played on the dates thus fixed.35. The Board shall have power at any time to change the date upon which an Academy LeagueMatch is to be played. Before exercising such power the Board will consult with and take intoaccount any representations made by the Member Clubs participating in the Academy LeagueMatch in question and any other Member Club which may be affected thereby.36. Unless the Board otherwise provides, Academy League Matches will be played on Saturdays,commencing on the last Saturday in August in each Season.37. Not later than 14 days before the date upon which an Academy League Match is to be playedin accordance with the fixture list, (or, if later, on the date upon which the Academy LeagueMatch in question is determined), the Home Club shall send Form AL2 to the Visiting Club, theappointed Match Officials and the Secretary.Postponement of Academy League Matches38. An Academy League Match shall not be postponed or abandoned except with the writtenconsent of the Board or on the instructions of the appointed referee who shall be empoweredto instruct that the Academy League Match be postponed or abandoned only if he considersthat the pitch is unfit for or if adverse weather conditions preclude the playing of the AcademyLeague Match.39. Upon an Academy League Match being postponed or abandoned in accordance with Rule 38,the Home Club shall forthwith give notice thereof to the Secretary in Form AL3 and the Boardwill thereupon exercise its power under Rule 35 and fix a date upon which the AcademyLeague Match in question shall be played.40. Except in the case of an Academy League Match which, without either the Home Club or theVisiting Club being at fault, is postponed or abandoned under the provisions of Rule 38, anyMember Club which causes the postponement or abandonment of an Academy League Matchon the date fixed under Rule 34 or the date to which it is rearranged under Rule 39 will be inbreach of these rules.42


Kick-off41. Unless otherwise decided by the Board, after consultation with both the Home Club and theAway Club, the kick-off time of an Academy League Match shall be 11.00am and in any caseshall be confirmed on Form AL2.42. Each Member Club participating in an Academy League Match shall adhere to the kick-offtime and the Home Club shall report any delay to the Secretary together with any explanationtherefore.43. Any Member Club which without good reason causes the kick-off of an Academy LeagueMatch to be delayed from the time fixed will be in breach of these rules.Team Sheet44. At least 30 minutes before the kick-off time of an Academy League Match, each participatingClub:44.1 shall hand to the referee a team sheet in Form AL4; and44.2 shall hand to its opponents a team sheet in Form AL5,each duly completed.45. If any player or substitute player named in the team sheet is injured after the submission ofthe team sheet but before kick-off, upon the referee being satisfied that the injury is such thatthe player in question cannot reasonably be expected to play, the name of another player maybe added to the team sheet as a player or substitute player.46. No player whose name does not appear on the team sheet shall take the field of play in thatAcademy League Match.Substitutes47. In any Academy League Match a Member Club may include in its team sheet up to 5substitute players of whom not more than 3 may take part in the Academy League Matchsubject to the conditions set out in Law 3 of the Laws of the Game.Duration of Academy League Matches48. Subject to the provisions of Law 7 of the Laws of the Game and Rule 49, the duration of anAcademy League Match shall be 90 minutes.49. The Board may order an Academy League Match which for whatever reason lasts for less than90 minutes to count as a completed fixture or to be replayed.50. The half-time interval in Academy League Matches shall be 10 minutes.43


Notification of Academy League Match Results51. Within 30 minutes of the conclusion of an Academy League Match the Home Club shall notifythe result to the Press Association.52. Each Member Club participating in an Academy League Match shall complete Form AL6 induplicate, retaining one copy for its own records and submitting the other to the Secretary sothat it is received by him within 72 hours of the match concluding.STRIP53. When playing in Academy League Matches the players of each participating Member Clubshall wear its home Strip unless the home Strips of the participating Member Clubs are alikeor similar or are in the opinion of the referee likely to cause confusion in which event playersof the Visiting Club shall wear its away Strip or a combination of its home Strip and its awayStrip. In the event of any dispute with regard to the Strip to be worn by either Member Club,the referee’s decision shall be final.EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES54. The Board shall have power to specify the equipment and facilities to be provided by MemberClubs for the playing of Academy League Matches and the safety of spectators attendingthem.MATCH OFFICIALSAppointment of Match Officials55. The Board shall arrange the appointment of Match Officials to officiate at each AcademyLeague Match and shall determine the terms and conditions of their appointment.Rules binding on Match Officials56. The acceptance by a Match Official of his appointment under Rule 55 shall constitute anagreement with the Company by such Match Official to be bound by and to comply with:56.1 the Laws of the Game;56.2 the Football Association Rules;56.3 these rules.44


Fees and Expenses57. At the conclusion of each Academy League Match, the Home Club shall pay fees and expensesto Match Officials at such rates as the Board shall determine from time to time.58. No Member Club or Official shall either directly or indirectly make or offer to make anypayment to or confer or offer to confer any benefit upon any Match Official.Pre-Match Procedures59. Prior to the commencement of an Academy League Match at which he has been appointedto officiate, the referee shall:59.1 together with the other Match Officials, arrive at the ground not less than 1 hour beforethe kick-off time;59.2 decide on the fitness of the pitch for the playing of the Academy League Match and59.2.1 if the referee considers it to be unfit, instruct that the Academy League Matchbe postponed or that the kick-off be delayed;59.2.2 if the referee considers it to be necessary, instruct that the pitch be re-marked;59.3 receive Form AL4 from each participating Member Club in accordance with Rule 44.1;59.4 check and approve any football to be used in the Academy League Match;59.5 ensure that the players’ Strip complies with the provisions of Rule 53;59.6 decide the position of assistant referees for the kick-off and their direction of patrol andensure that each carries a flag.Compliance with Instructions60. Players and Officials shall comply with any lawful instruction given to them by a MatchOfficial officiating at an Academy League Match.Post-Match Procedures61. As soon as practicable after officiating at an Academy League Match the referee shallcomplete and send to the Secretary Forms AL4 and AL7 and shall report to him in writing:61.1 on the late arrival at the ground of any of the Match Officials giving reasons therefore;61.2 on the circumstances surrounding the kick-off being delayed;61.3 on either assistant referee taking over as referee and stating the reasons therefore;61.4 on any breach of these rules by Member Clubs, players, Officials, Managers and otherMatch Officials.62. A referee shall likewise report to the Football Association any breach of the FootballAssociation Rules.45


63. Within 72 hours of an Academy League Match each participating Member Club shall submitto the Secretary in Form AL8 a report on the Match Officials officiating at that AcademyLeague Match.MEDICALAttendance of Physiotherapists64. At each Academy League Match:64.1 Both the Home Club and the Visiting Club shall each procure the attendance of atherapist whose minimum qualification shall be the successful completion of theFootball Association’s Emergency Aid and First Aid for Sport or equivalent qualification;64.2 the Home Club shall procure the attendance of a qualified medical practitioner or a fullyequipped paramedic.64.3 with effect from season 2008/09 the qualified medical practitioner referred to at Rule64.2 above must hold a current Football Association Resuscitation and Emergency Aidcertification or an equivalent qualification.64.4 the Home Club shall before each Academy League Match make available to the VisitingClub an emergency care/medical information sheet in the manner prescribed by theBoard.PLAYERS’ ELIGIBILITY65. A player shall not be named on the team sheet of a Member Club in an Academy LeagueMatch unless:65.1 the Member Club holds his registration (other than an amateur or non-contractregistration) under the provisions of the Premier League Rules (in the case of a MemberClub which is in membership of the Premier League) or the Regulations of the FootballLeague (in the case of a Member Club which is in membership of the Football League);or65.2 he is a Trialist; or65.3 he is playing a trial match under the provisions of Rule C.1.(i)(i) of the FootballAssociation Rules; or65.4 he is a Student playing under the provisions of Rule C.3.(a)(v) of the Football AssociationRules.66. Subject to Rule 15, a player shall not play in an Academy League Match unless he is agedunder 18 on the preceding 31st August.46


67. Any Under 19 player playing in an Academy League Match pursuant to Rule 15 must be agedunder 19 on the preceding 31st August.DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES68. The provisions of Section R of the Premier League Rules shall apply to the Academy Leagueand Forms 41 to 46 inclusive shall be appropriately adapted for that purpose.69. By applying for membership of the Academy League under the provisions of Rule 12, aFootball League Club shall be deemed to have submitted to the jurisdiction of the PremierLeague for the purposes of Rule 68.47


Form AL1THE PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUEAPPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP SEASON ...................... / ...................... (Rule 12)To:The SecretaryThe Premier LeagueWe, ..................................................................................................................................... Football Club, hereby applyfor membership of The Premier Academy League for Season ................/.................We propose to play our Academy League Matches at [venue] ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................We agree to be bound by the Rules of the Academy League in force during the currency of ourmembership [*and submit to the jurisdiction of the Premier League for the purposes of Rule 68].Signed ..........................................................................Position ..........................................................................Date § ..........................................................................* words in square brackets to be deleted by Premier League Club applicants§ this Form must reach the Secretary on or before 1st June48


Form AL2THE PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUECONFIRMATION OF MATCH DATE (Rule 37)To: (1) [Visiting Club] .............................................................................................................. Football Club....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................(2) [Referee] Mr .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................(3) [Assistant Referee] Mr .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................(4) [Assistant Referee] Mr .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................(5) The Secretary, The Premier League.We, [Home Club] ............................................................................................. Football Club hereby confirm thatour Academy League Match against the above Visiting Club will be played at [address of ground]............................................................................................. on [date] ....................................................................................Kick-off will be at .................................................................................................................................................................The colours of our Strip will be:Shirts ............................. Shorts ............................. Stockings .............................Goalkeepers colours ..................................................................................................Home Club matchday contact number .......................................................................................................................Signed ..........................................................................Position ..........................................................................Date ..........................................................................49


Form AL3THE PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUENOTICE OF POSTPONED OR ABANDONED MATCH (Rule 39)To:Copy to:The SecretaryThe Premier League(1) [Names and addresses of Match Officials]..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................(2) [Visiting Club] ....................................................................................................Football Club.We, [Home Club] ....................................................................................................................................... Football Clubhereby give notice that our Academy League Match against the above Visiting Club which was tohave been played at [address of ground] ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................on [date] ..................................... was postponed/abandoned* for the following reason(s) ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................We request the Board to determine the date and time at which the match shall be played.Signed ..........................................................................Position ..........................................................................Date ..........................................................................50


Form AL4THE PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUETEAM SHEET SEASON 20 ...................... - 20 ...................... (Rule 44.1)Team Sheet of .......................................................................... F.C.Date.......................................................................Kick off time ...................................................................................... Referee ................................................................Home ClubVisiting ClubGoals:Goals:Colour of Strip Shirts Shorts Stockings Goalkeepers ShirtGoalkeeper 1234567891011121314NominatedSubstitutes1516SurnameFirst Name& InitialIndicate ‘T’for Trialist Caution/ Officials occupying‘O’ for Overage Sent Off trainers benchReplaced TimeAssistant Referee 1 – NameMarkMarkAssistant Referee 2 – Name(Out of 100) (Out of 100)Referee ...........................................................(print name) Signed .................................................................................51


Form AL5THE PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUETEAM SHEET SEASON 20 ...................... - 20 ...................... (Rule 44.2)Team Sheet of .......................................................................... F.C.Date.......................................................................Kick off time ...................................................................................... Referee ................................................................Home ClubVisiting ClubGoals:Goals:Colour of Strip Shirts Shorts Stockings Goalkeepers ShirtGoalkeeper 1234567891011121314NominatedSubstitutes1516SurnameFirst Name& InitialIndicate ‘T’for Trialist‘O’ for OverageOfficials occupyingtrainers benchSigned ................................................................................. Position ..............................................................................52


Form AL6THE PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUETEAM SHEET SEASON 20 ...................... - 20 ...................... (Rule 52)Team Sheet of .......................................................................... F.C.Date.......................................................................Kick off time ...................................................................................... Referee ................................................................Home ClubVisiting ClubGoals:Goals:Colour of Strip Shirts Shorts Stockings Goalkeepers ShirtSurnameIndicateFirst Name Date of Goalscorers‘T’ for Trialist& Initial Birth and time‘O’ for OverageOfficials occupyingtrainers benchGoalkeeper 1234567891011121314NominatedSubstitutes1516Own goalsscored byopponentsReplacedTimeSigned ................................................................................. Position ..............................................................................53


Form AL7THE PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUEREFEREE’S MATCH REPORT (Rule 61)................................................................................. v .................................................................................Date ................................................................ Referee ..........................................................................................................Facilities for Match Officials(tick box)- Excellent- Good- Satisfactory- Unsatisfactory*Comments............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Condition of the Pitch(tick box)- Excellent- Good- Satisfactory- Poor*- Very Poor*- Unplayable*Match IncidentsComments..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Signed ..........................................................................* comment required54


Form AL8THE PREMIER ACADEMY LEAGUECLUB REPORT ON MATCH OFFICIALS (Rule 63)................................................................................. v .................................................................................Date ................................................................ Referee ..........................................................................................................Difficulty of game(tick box)Very easy Easy Average DifficultVerydifficultReferee’s performance(write mark in appropriate box)Very poor Poor Average Good Very good(a) Overall decision making(b) Judgement of majordecisions(c) General control andPlayer managementTotal marks(maximum of 100)Additional commentsNote: Additional comments are required if any area of performance is marked “Poor” or below.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... (continue overleaf if necessary)Club................................................................. F.C.Signed ..........................................................................Position ..........................................................................55


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