By Oliver Roderick, @olrodlegacy
Youth set-up with the GreciansThe Exeter City Academy is based at the Cliff Hill Training Ground in Clyst St Mary, Devon and presently holds Category 3 status. The Academy’s motto is ‘Continual Improvement and Progression’.
The Academy currently operates teams at age-groups ranging from Under-9 to Under-18. The Under-18 squad plays home fixtures in the Youth Alliance South West league on Saturday mornings, with home games taking place at the Cat & Fiddle. Click here to see the Under-18 fixtures and results for the present season and click here to see the Under-18 player profiles.
It also oversees Development Centres and Performance Centres across Devon, meaning that young footballers all over the county have the chance to develop under the tutelage of Exeter City and have the opportunity to move upwards within the system.
During the past decade, the Academy has had particular success in producing players for Exeter City’s first-team and that have moved on to a higher level. Dean Moxey and George Friend, both Academy graduates, have played in the Premier League, and more recently the likes of Matt Grimes and Christy Pym have both represented England at Under-20 level.