The Sutton United Performance Academy has been formed in conjunction with Sports Group International to cast a wider net for the club in a “hotspot area” of talent.
While the youngsters will be coached by SGI staff, the club’s “senior academy staff” will play a prominent role – both in watching games and training but also delivering individual feedback.
Our aim is to create a sustainable, high-performing, and highly productive academy to produce home-grown talent for our First Team and this additional pathway to the first team is in place for high-performing young players.
The performance academy will further nurture players' skills, as well as develop players who may have slipped through the net.
The academy will be based at SGI’s West London facility. In addition to full-time training, the players will also study for qualifications that will prove invaluable should they fail to make the grade.
"We are delighted to be partnering with Sutton United.
They have an excellent football provision and a shared ethos in developing young footballers. We feel this partnership gives gifted young footballers, many with experience within an academy system, a second chance.
We are looking forward to developing and supporting players to progress through the pathway by ensuring a balance between their footballing development, their education and their personal development.
If you would like more information on our trial days and the programme itself