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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 effective football Make play predictable
Counter Aggressive press

Academy player.JPGJob 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 vacancies are currently available:


Academy news

Club News

Extra time for young Dons

30 June 2020

Academy Manager Michael Hamilton has announced that David Fisher and Elliott Bolton have agreed short-term scholarship extensions.

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Club News

Coaching opportunity with the Academy

15 October 2019

The AFC Wimbledon Academy is seeking a physical performance coach to work across all our age groups.

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AFC Wimbledon Academy – Job Opportunity

7 May 2019

AFC Wimbledon’s Academy has an exciting vacancy for a part-time Administrator. Apply before Monday 13 May.

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Young Dons move closer to meeting Mark’s expectations

7 November 2018

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