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Academy

  • ABOUT THE ACADEMY

    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.

    OUR VISION

    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.

    OUR MISSION

    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.

    STAFF DETAILS

    Academy Manager & Head of Coaching - John McDermott

    Head of Academy Operations & Performance - Dean Rastrick
    Professional Development Phase Coach - Paul Brush
    Professional Development Phase Coach - Keiran 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 - Alex Matton
    Academy Coach - Aaron Cato
    Academy Coach - Rob Polkinghorn
    Academy Coach - Ugo Ehiogu

    Head of Academy Science & Medicine - Aaron Harris
    Academy Doctor - Imtiaz Ahmad
    Academy Physiotherapist - Ben Harwood (Safeguarding Officer)
    Academy Physiotherapist - Matt Davies
    Head of Academy Physical Development - Matt Allen
    Academy Physical Development Coach - Charlie Moore
    Academy Sports Science Intern - Chris Riley
    Academy Sports Science Intern - Jon Lockwood

    Head of Academy Performance Analysis & Academy Coach - Matthew Wells
    Academy Performance Analyst 9-16s (Coach) - Luke Georgiou
    Academy Performance Analyst Intern - Andrew Ratnage
    Academy Performance Analyst Intern - Josh Smith

    Academy European Recruitment - David Magrone

    Academy Recruitment Officer - Jason Hogg
    Academy Recruitment Officer & Pre-Academy Cordinator - Sean Daly

    Academy Head of Education - Trevor Webb

    Academy Administration Manager - Luke Godfrey
    Academy Administrator – Tina Gold
    Academy Welfare & Liaison Officer - Tim Zobbo
    Academy Kit Manager - Tavish Mahandru
    Development/Academy Kit Assistant - Stan White

    ACADEMY CONTACT DETAILS

    Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre
    Hotspur Way
    Whitewebbs Lane
    Enfield
    EN2 9AP

    General Enquiries: email academy@tottenhamhotspur.com or call 0203 544 8617.