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There must be magic in the water at Borussia Dortmund.
The Bundesligaclub has gained a reputation of finding and fostering world-class talent; taking young players with potential and developing them into world beaters.
On the ball together: Porsche and Borussia Mönchengladbach New Youth Development Programme partnership
Stuttgart . Porsche AG will partner Borussia Mönchengladbach in the youth development sector from the beginning of the 2020/2021 Bundesliga season. The sports car manufacturer is therefore systematically expanding its commitment in junior football. At Borussia Mönchengladbach, Porsche will sponsor the young footballers and will lend its name to the renowned so-called “Fohlenstall” (“Foal Stables” in allusion to the club’s nickname) academy. Over and above this, the Porsche Youth Development Programme going by the name of “Turbo for Talents” will be displayed on the perimeter boards at the top tier club’s home games
We’re used to hearing that results are everything in football, which is why last season looked so grim for Sunderland’s Academy.
Their Under-23s drew one and lost 16 of their 17 matches in Premier League 2 Division 2, while the ledger was even worse for the U18s: played 16, lost 16.
Such tallies are unprecedented in modern elite youth competitions and have inevitably clouded commentary about Paul Reid’s two-and-a-bit years as Academy Manager of the club.
A host of young hopefuls from the Capital academies will study at the institution as part of the pilot
Hearts and Hibernian have signed an agreement with Edinburgh Napier University to provide some of their brightest prospects with a university qualification alongside their footballing education.
As part of a new part-time programme, academy stars from the Capital duo – as well as a handful of youngsters from the youth setups at Celtic and Rangers – will develop important academic and business-related skills in an elite sport context.
The redevelopment of Selhurst Park had been at the forefront of Steve Parish‘s mind for a number of seasons. However, due to Palace’s prestigious history of developing local talent, enhancing one of their most valuable assets, the academy, had, in recent years, been a top priority.