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Academy

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.

We currently have the following exciting part time vacancies, ahead of the 2020/21 football season:

The successful candidate will join our exciting development programme and contribute towards the Academy's vision of establishing itself as a nationally leading development programme.

Academy Coach

Applicants must have:

  • UEFA B Licence
  • FA Youth Award (all three modules)
  • FA Safeguarding qualification
  • FA First Aid qualification and/or BFAS (current EFAiF)
  • Enhanced DBS clearance
  • A full clean driving license

Academy Goalkeeping Coach

Applicants must have:

  • UEFA B Goalkeeping Licence
  • FA Youth Award (all three modules)
  • FA Safeguarding qualification
  • FA First Aid qualification and/or BFAS (current EFAiF)
  • Enhanced DBS clearance
  • A full clean driving license

Please see the job descriptions and person specifications for more information regarding the roles.

To express your interest in either role, please send your CV and completed job application form to academy@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk before 10am Tuesday 11 August 2020.

Applications received after this time and/or do not fulfil the above criteria will not be considered.

 

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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Interviews

Young Dons move closer to meeting Mark’s expectations

7 November 2018

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