Welcome to the Academy

The Academy

Welcome to The Peterborough United Academy.

We are very proud of the pathway and development opportunities we have for young players at Peterborough United, highlighted by the progress of all players, the number of first team debuts and appearances in recent seasons from academy graduates and current youth team players, and the successful outcomes for the players who move on from the club.

The future for our academy programme is very exciting both on and off the pitch. We are in the process of becoming a Category 2 academy. The development of the facilities at our Training Base will have huge benefits to our players and the wide community.

We have a clear vision to consistently produce young players who progress to graduate into our first-team. The success of players in the past couple of seasons, such as Harrison Burrows, Ronnie Edwards, Ricky-Jade Jones and Kyle Barker are clear evidence of this. Underpinning this vision is our mission statement – ‘create young people and young players of value’. Our aim is to support the holistic development of all the young players we work with; providing them with opportunities that will help them grow as young people and provide positive life experiences that will remain with them for a long time.

We have a clear playing philosophy and identity from the first-team right the way through the academy. Our recruitment, coaching programme and performance support programmes are all aligned to support this philosophy and identity, ensuring a long-term view is maintained in relation to the development of the person and the player.

The ambitions of the club and the academy are driven by our owners, who provide outstanding support to enable us to grow. Their investment and support, the active involvement of the first team manager and staff and the outstanding commitment of our wonderful staff ensure our young players have such a positive environment in which to learn and develop.

We have a culture of growth with formal procedures in place to monitor performance against agreed targets, all of which are designed to support the long term aims of the football club as a whole.

We want to support our players to ensure they retain their ‘love’ for the game whilst expecting them to be hard-working, honest, humble; to be ambitious and willing to learn whilst enjoying the fantastic opportunities afforded to them and the experiences that will provide them with so many great memories.

Kieran Scarff, Academy Manager

Kieran Scarff
Academy Manager