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“It is clear
from other
sports and
countries that
there is the
desire for the
best to train
with the best”
The Elite Player
Performance Plan
By Gareth Southgate, FA Head of Elite Development
At the end of October, agreement was
reached between the Football League and the
Premier League, for the implementation of
the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). This
sees a change from the current categorisation
of youth systems whereby clubs have an
Academy or a Centre of Excellence. Instead
clubs will be awarded Category status 1,2,3
or 4.
The FA’s Head of Elite Development, Gareth
Southgate, talks to
The Boot Room
about the
proposed changes.
December 2011