Since July 2009 the Scunthorpe United Youth Department has been located at the St Lawrence Academy. Led by the manager Tony Daws, the transition from Glanford Park to the Academy has been a long process, modelled on National good practice at the Harefield Academy with Watford FC. Along with Mr Daws and his 4 staff are 16 Apprentice Footballers who are competing for first team contracts. The Youth team train, complete match analysis, eat and report for other duties daily as the Academy has become their new home.
The Centre of Excellence Programme is also based at St Lawrence from Under 10’s to U16’s. All matches are played on the Academy’s fantastic playing surfaces which are maintained by SUFC’s groundsman. By integrating football with our own students education the hope is that the link goes from strength to strength.
By accessing the link below you can keep up with the progress of the Youth Team and Centre of Excellence Programme. We are delighted that at this present time we have 7 boys who are part of the 11-16 programme.