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AFC Wimbledon Academy, like the first team, has risen to professional status over the past few seasons and now operates as a Category 3 Academy with teams from U7s - U21s.

Academy logoThe overall vision of the Academy is:

  • produce players regularly for the first team;
  • create an environment that will allow players to fulfil their potential;
  • become the strongest and most productive Category 3 Academy;
  • create a nationally recognised pathway from Foundation Phase to first-team that will attract young talent;
  • in five years' time, 25% of all first team appearances to be made by homegrown players

Principles of play

The Academy's Four Principles of Play define the style of football our teams' play and provide the backdrop for our coaching programme throughout all age groups.

In possession Out of possession
High tempo possession based football Making play predictable
Counter Aggressive press

Job opportunities

The Academy never stands still and we are always looking to improve our player development programme with the support of open minded, professional and driven members of staff. The following positions are currently available:

Academy news

Club News

Tom aims to follow in father's footsteps

10 May 2017

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Club News

Jayden signs pro deal

28 March 2017

Young striker signs on the dotted line

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Club News

Changes to academy set-up

9 March 2017

Interviews with new appointments

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Club News

Reece nets to down Cherries

28 February 2017

Under-18s march on with another clean sheet

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