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CTFC Academy

The Cheltenham Town Academy strives to be a champion for YOUth by recruiting talented individuals, producing professional footballers, who are grounded individuals, while providing high quality facilities.

Upon the club's promotion to the Football League for the first time in 1999 the academy has rapidly expanded to a programme of excellence from under-8s through to under-18s, going onto produce talented football professionals for the first team squad.

With over 130 registered schoolboy academy players and a squad of full-time youth scholars the Cheltenham Town Academy continues to develop and showcase some of the best young players in a financially sustainable, safe, enjoyable and positive learning environment.

Academy News


Pete Haynes departs for Southampton

7 September 2022

Professional Development Phase Lead Coach Pete Haynes will be departing the Academy after 14 seasons to join Premier League Southampton as their U18 Individual Development Coach.

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Vacancy: Professional Development Phase Lead Coach (PDPLC)

20 August 2022

We are seeking a Professional Development Phase Lead Coach. The successful candidate will join Cheltenham Town FC Academy to work alongside our strong and passionate staff.

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New Academy Player Care Manager announced

18 August 2022

The Academy are delighted to announce the appointment of Rich Cox as the new Player Care Manager, continuing the ethos of promoting from within and creating a pathway for not just players but staff...

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Cheltenham U-18's 2-4 Plymouth

13 August 2022

The Robins under-18s were beaten 4-2 by Plymouth Argyle at the Cheltenham’s training ground in the EFL Youth Alliance South-West.

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