The Academy at Accrington Stanley want to Provide Home grown Players for our First team Squad or to provide players who can be sold on by the club to support both the running of the club/Academy.

We will be looking to recruit primarily in the ‘Lancashire’ region and surrounding areas.

We will be following the ‘Clubs’ vision and looking to develop technically, physically and tactically astute players.

Accrington Stanley Football Club not only intends to further develop players technical ability and innovative skills, but also further educate players in match play including tactical awareness understanding and decision making skills.

The programme will incorporate sessions on ‘Game Specific’ aspects, where the coach will relate the objectives and observations from games into the session. This will enable the coach to identify specific needs of individuals and the team in terms of strategies,tactics and player awareness in line with the Club Football Philosophy.

The Academy Programme will also provide its players with the opportunity to attain a fitness level requisite of an elite athlete and develop knowledge and understanding of diet and nutrition.

The Academy programme is designed to produce the players of the future for Accrington Stanley Football Club and with the continued development of the Academy holistic programme this will ensure it continues in the future.

Dedication, Loyalty, Friendship and Teamwork from all those associated with the Academy and Club,  will enable Accrington Stanley Football Club to provide the avenue and learning environment for the development of players on the Academy Programme, through the Professional Youth Development Phase (League Football Education) Programme and into the Senior game of Association Football.

Our responsibility to the future of this club is to give budding talent the very best opportunity to flourish, We want to make this Academy such a place where today’s talent can be the games future.

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Latest Academy News

Academy Small Sided Games Book Available for Grassroots Coaches

Duncan Fearnhead SSGs (Grassroots) Head of Coaching Duncan Fearnhead has made a small sided game book available for download. This can be shared throughout the grassroots community to help coaches put on fun sessions for young players.


Academy Sponsor Update

An update on the Youth and Academy Sponsorships for the 2017/18 season. Still opportunities available.


GALLERY: Youth Cup

The match images from Accrington Stanley Under 18’s narrow 3-2 defeat to Coventry City Under 18’s in the FA Youth Cup.


Prestigious trip for Academy coach

Accrington Stanley’s Duncan Fearnhead is one of just four Academy coaches who have been selected to attend a prestigious trip to Spain.


FA Youth Cup match report

Accrington Stanley Under 18s FA Youth Cup campaign came to an end in the Second Round as they were beaten 3-2 by Coventry City, despite an outstanding second-half performance.


Support U18s in FA Youth Cup

Academy Manager Paul Lodge hopes Accrington Stanley can continue a strong tradition in the FA Youth Cup tonight.


Sports Bar OPEN tonight

Sports Bar is open tomorrow at 17:30


FA Cup winner in Academy role

Accrington Stanley have added an FA Cup winner to their Academy staff.


FA Youth Cup date

Accrington Stanley’s youth team will play Coventry City in the second round of the FA Youth Cup this Thursday (November 9th) at the Wham Stadium.


FA Youth Cup match report

Accrington Stanley reached the FA Youth Cup Second Round after beating Rochdale 1-0 at the Wham Stadium, courtesy of captain Josh Hmami’s first-half strike.