The Academy will support the ambitions of the Football Club by nurturing individuals who can sustain careers as professional players. The primary aim is to produce players who can make the transition to first team football within Bristol Rovers, whilst also developing players who are capable of progressing to the highest level to attract interest from Premier League and Championship clubs (Cat 1 Academies).
As a programme, we aim to be regarded as the best Cat 3 programmes primarily in the South West, as well as across the country – known for our commitment to developing quality players within an environment that engages players, parents and the wider community. This will in turn ensure our Academy is attractive to players who will want to be part of our success, making us as big an attraction as our Cat-2 and Cat-1 competitors locally.
We aim to provide a program that focuses on the development of “better people, better players” where our core values of positive attitude, work-rate and respect underpin the development of the players from a holistic approach. This will be fostered through creating a safe and positive working environment for all.