Bromley's Academy is moving in the right direction, says Mark Hammond

Friday 23rd August 2019

BROMLEY Academy director Mark Hammond has received the news that their Academy has been granted Full Status by the National League.


“As part of the National League Youth Academy 2019-20 Category Four application, the club had an audit on 2 July 2019 and we were successfully granted full status as well as receiving excellent feedback guaranteeing the future of our Academy,” Hammond told

“This represents very positive news for the club, the Academy and U23 side.  An enormous effort went on behind the scenes from staff such as Tom Beaumont (head of education), Sue Whittaker (head of Academy operations) and support was provided by senior staff at the club such as first team manager Neil Smith.

“We were assessed in key performance indicators, further commended on our vision football syllabus and player pathway.

“Although it was a very challenging process, as a club we aim to take advantage of the opportunity to be compared with EPPP Football League Academies and to identify where we can improve.

“The Academy will receive an one-day assessment visit this season by The FA and National League to ensure we have successfully worked towards the 2020-21 season.

“I would like to thank the club and staff involved to help ensure the club is preparing for the future and are moving in the right direction.”

Bromley’s first team welcome Boreham Wood to Hayes Lane in the Vanarama National League tomorrow (15:00).

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