Player pathways are dynamic as they and the game are continually evolving. We always aim to give talented players opportunities to progress. Many Scouts from professional clubs visit us and watch players in games. We also receive enquiries from clubs looking for players in certain positions. In recent years we have been very successful in players gaining opportunities in both the Foundation and YDP phases.

We have very good connections with Aston Villa and a number of other professional clubs ranging from Cat 1 to Cat 3 EPPP academies.


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