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ACADEMY GRANTED CATEGORY THREE STATUS!

1 June 2024

Club News

ACADEMY GRANTED CATEGORY THREE STATUS!

1 June 2024

Huddersfield Town Academy official granted Category Three status for 2024/25 season

- Huddersfield Town Academy officially granted category three status
- Return to expanded Academy to begin from 2024/25 season onwards
- Comments from CEO Jake Edwards and Academy Manager Jon Worthington

We are delighted to confirm that our Huddersfield Town Academy has been officially granted Category Three status for the 2024/25 season!

Having announced intentions to re-open our full Academy at the start of the 2023/24 season, a number of evaluations, audits and inspections have been required in order for the Club to receive permission to continue with that work.

Successful in all areas and criteria, the new-look Huddersfield Town Academy will operate with Category Three status from the 2024/25 campaign, with a full intake of young footballers to follow from the ages of eight upward.

Tasked with the long-term goal of creating homegrown Town players, the project will be overseen by Academy Manager Jon Worthington, who was himself an Academy graduate.

Huddersfield Town CEO Jake Edwards said:

“Investing in our youth and future is of great strategic importance to what we’re trying to achieve as a Club long-term, with Chairman Kevin Nagle a huge believer in that philosophy.

“We are proud of how our existing Academy staff have embraced this challenge and passed the necessary tests with flying colours, and this gives us a platform from which to build going forward.

“Supporters will now begin to see changes, with new infrastructure planned to support our staff and players to give them the best possible chance of succeeding in the future.”

Huddersfield Town Academy Manager Jon Worthington commented:

“This is a really exciting step for the Academy and a lot of hard work has gone into having our Category Three status confirmed, so our staff deserve a huge amount of credit for that.

“Our job is now to create an environment in which young footballers can learn, develop and grow, building themselves into Huddersfield Town First Team players of the future, whilst learning and adopting the beliefs and principles of our Club.

“A product of our youth system, I know first hand just how important these early years can be both personally and professionally, and we will be doing everything in our power to ensure our Academy is built to compete and enrich.”

To register your interest in taking part in open trials for the Huddersfield Town Academy, please CLICK HERE!


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