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    Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Academy develops talented young footballers from the age of eight to 23 years. Following the implementation of the Premier League Elite Player Performance Plan and our Audit by Double Pass Ltd we were awarded Category One status. The Academy employs a large team of staff to identify, recruit, coach, develop and support approximately 205 talented young players.


    To be one of the world’s leading football Clubs renowned for a strong association with its community and a long tradition of developing young talent that plays football the ‘Tottenham Hotspur’ way.


    To create an elite environment that attracts, retains and develops top quality players providing an ongoing supply of academy graduates to the First Team squad, whilst ensuring those individuals who fall short of this standard have the necessary skills and education to enable them to achieve success either at another football club or in a vocational career.

    The Academy players in the Professional Development phase are full-time and are registered on Scholarship contracts, as part of their all-round education the players complete an academic education programme alongside their football commitments. Our players in the Youth Development phase combine their club training programme with attendance at their own school, this involves training evenings, weekends and during day release. The Foundation phase squads training programmes take place after school and at weekends.

    The Academy education programme is in place and encourages each player to reach his full potential as he passes through the development phases. This education provision is designed to be flexible and to provide support for each player to achieve whilst remaining in their school of preference. It includes both formal and informal education which reinforces the high expectations of the Academy in relation to the ‘Tottenham Hotspur Standard’ of: Team Spirit; Friendship; Excellence; Elite Player Conduct; Co-operation; Effort and Persistence and Respect, and encompasses our holistic approach.

    The Academy squads participate in the Premier League games programme along with a number of National, European and Worldwide tournaments.


    Head of Coaching & Player Development - John McDermott

    Academy Manager - Dean Rastrick

    Under-23 Coach - Wayne Burnett

    Under-18 Coach - Scott Parker
    Under-18 Assistant Coach - Matt Wells

    Academy Goalkeeping Coach - Rob Burch
    Academy Coach & Academy Goalkeeping Coach - Perry Suckling
    Academy Goalkeeping Coach - Pat Jennings MBE

    Lead Academy Coach (Under-15 and Under-16) - Mehmet Ali
    Lead Academy Coach (Under-12, Under-13 and Under-14) - Michael Donaldson
    Head of Academy Football Development (Under-8, Under-9, Under-10 and Under-11) - Gary Broadhurst
    Pre-Academy & Development Centre Coordinator - Nick Hardy
    Academy Coach - Bradley Allen
    Academy Coach - Will Antwi
    Academy Coach - Tony Tillbrook
    Academy Coach - Joe Staunton
    Academy Coach - Luke Georgiou
    Academy Coach - Trevor Duberry
    Academy Coach - Miles Leighton
    Academy Coach - Aaron Cato

    Academy Loan Manager - Paul Brush

    Head of Sports Science & Medicine - Aaron Harris
    Academy Doctor - Dr Laurence Gant
    Academy Doctor - Dr Brinda Christopher
    Academy Doctor - Dr Chris Hughes 
    Academy Physiotherapist (Under-23) - Adam Paxton
    Academy Physiotherapist - Tay Albayrak

    Head of Academy Physical Development - Matt Allen
    Academy Sports Scientist - Chris Riley
    Academy Sports Scientist - Sam Pooley
    Academy Sports Scientist Intern - Dan Williams
    Academy Sports Scientist Intern - Michael Cooper

    Head of Youth Recruitment - Paul Lowe
    Head of London Recruitment - Jason Hogg
    Academy Head of Education - Trevor Webb
    Academy Education Assistant – Helene Michaels
    Academy Operations Manager - Luke Godfrey
    Academy Administrator – Tina Gold
    Academy Player Care Officer – Nick Boulli
    Academy Liaison Officer – Dave Collins
    Academy Kit Manager (Under-23) - Ben Murphy
    Academy Kit Manager (Under-18) - Tavish Mahandru
    Development/Academy Kit Assistant - Stan White


    Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre
    Hotspur Way
    Whitewebbs Lane
    EN2 9AP

    General enquiries: email or call 0203 544 8500.