Our Ethos

As part of Aston Villa Academy emerging talent identification program. Our clear aim is to provide talented players and athletes within Gloucestershire and surrounding counties a clear pathway to sign to Aston Villa Football Club Category one Youth academy. The centre mirror’s the ethos and culture of the academy based at Bodymoor Heath. Our sole purpose is to attract and identifying players through a robust talent identification and holistic development program. All players are fully supported by a dedicated group of experienced and qualified performance staff.

We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where players are encouraged to learn through self reflection and aspiration, with a focus on developing self-pride for their commitment, effort, and attitude.

Our Role In

Aston Villa
Football Club

"Aston Villa Football Club see the Gloucester Elite Performance Centre as a key foundation stone in their long term strategy of player development. Having worked with the centre for a number of years I have personal experience of the quality of the programme on offer. It has had great success in recruiting and developing  professional football players. Our football club is committed to developing our own home grown first team players who can follow in the footsteps of Jack Grealish and Jacob Ramsey and we believe that the Gloucester Elite Performance Centre can play a pivotal role in achieving this."

Mark Harrison
Aston Villa Academy Manager