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    Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Academy develops talented young footballers from the age of 8 to 18yrs. 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.


    Academy Manager & Head of Coaching - John McDermott

    Head of Academy Operations & Performance - Dean Rastrick

    Professional Development Phase Coach - Ugo Ehiogu
    Professional Development Phase Coach - Matt Wells
    Professional Development Phase Coach - Paul Brush
    Professional Development Phase Coach - Kieran McKenna

    Youth Development Phase Lead Coach - Justin Cochrane
    Youth Development Phase Coach - Mehmet Ali

    Foundation Phase Lead Coach - Gary Broadhurst (Safeguarding Officer)
    Foundation Phase Coach - Michael Donaldson

    Head of Academy Goalkeeping - Perry Suckling
    Goalkeeping Coach - Rob Burch
    Goalkeeping Coach - Alex Welsh

    Academy Coach - Bradley Allen
    Academy Coach - Will Antwi
    Academy Coach - Tony Tillbrook
    Academy Coach - Trevor Duberry
    Academy Coach - Ryan Hall
    Academy Coach - Joe Staunton
    Academy Coach - Daryl McMahon
    Academy Coach - Aaron Cato
    Academy Coach - Glen Hicks

    Head of Academy Science & Medicine - Aaron Harris
    Academy Doctor - Imtiaz Ahmad
    Academy Physiotherapist - Adam Paxton
    Academy Physiotherapist - David McGinness

    Head of Academy Physical Development - Matt Allen
    Academy Physical Development Coach - Charlie Moore
    Academy Sports Science Intern - Chris Riley

    Academy Performance Analyst - Luke Georgiou
    Academy Performance Analyst - Andrew Ratnage
    Academy Performance Analyst - Josh Smith
    Academy Performance Analyst - Charlie Turnbull

    Academy Recruitment Officer - Jason Hogg

    Academy Head of Education - Trevor Webb
    Academy Education Officer – David Rainford
    Academy Education Assistant – Helene Michaels

    Academy Administration Manager - Luke Godfrey
    Academy Administrator – Tina Gold
    Academy Transport Coordinator – Nick Boulli

    Academy Kit Manager - 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 8617.