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Exeter City Academy

Exeter City Academy, based at the club’s Cliff Hill training ground, has a growing reputation for not only producing talented footballers but more importantly, well-rounded young men.

The academy’s ethos is to look after the best interests of every young player in our care and to strive to have as many of our young players as possible become professional football players.

We place a young man’s personal development above his football development and demand that our young players perform well at school, behave properly at all times and learn respect to ensure they can maximise their potential, on and off the pitch. 

Scholars in our under-18 team compete in the Youth Alliance League and the FA Youth Cup. Our under-16s play in an EFL competitive league programme, along with friendlies which mirror the under-18s fixture list.

Our under-9s up to the under-14s combine regular training with a games programme against other clubs. To visit the academy's website click here

Latest academy news...

Club News

Exeter City in talks with Chelsea over fee for teenage star Ethan Ampadu

1 July 2017

Exeter City are currently in discussions with Chelsea over a fee for Ethan Ampadu after the 16-year-old put pen to paper on a deal at Stamford Bridge.

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Club News

Ethan Ampadu called up to Wales squad for World Cup qualifying match against Serbia

25 May 2017

Young Grecian in Chris Coleman's 26-man squad

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Club News

Feature article: Ollie Watkins - one of our own

8 May 2017

Academy manager Simon Hayward talks about Ollie's journey from under-10 to EFL Young Player of the Year

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