Sport

Number one way to recruit youth

Thinkstock

ENGLISH clubs have been given until 31 March to apply for Category One academy status that will entirely alter the availability of young players they can sign.

At present clubs are restricted through geography. But the Premier League is set to introduce a new categorisation, with four different levels, and any club that achieves level one status will have the potential to sign youngsters from all over the country.

>> Latest sport news

"From the end of March the Premier League will audit every Premier League club and they will look at that audit and tell each club what category status they have," said Joe Joyce, Newcastle United's academy manager.

"At the moment the academy system allows you to recruit players under the age of 12 in a 60-minute radius and players of 12-16 in a 90-minute radius.

"Category one status will open up our recruitment market nationally which means as long as you can prove as a club that we can provide an appropriate educational programme and appropriate technical programme with guardianship, welfare and appropriate accommodation, we can take a player from anywhere in England."

Joyce said Newcastle would have to make sure "we have our local area tied up". He warned that although a new compensation system is to be put in place, the amounts may not deter bigger clubs from poaching rising stars.

 

Topics:  english premier league, newcastle united


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

South Lismore Primary’s Miss World hopeful says ‘she can’

SHE CAN: Miss World finalist Janaya Everingham outside her old primary school.

Lismore's Miss World Finalist makes it happen for Variety charity

BUDGET 2016: Tax cuts for firms pulling in up to $10m

Australian Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks at the despatch box during the delivery of the 2016-17 Federal Budget in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra,

It will cost the federal government $5.3 billion in lost revenue

Lismore has diversity Byron had

(From left) Christopher Woodward, Shanon Robb, Lora-Jean Damen and Sabrina Major model the clothes for the new fashion event Threads which will take place at the Back Alley Gallery. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Lismore has what Byron had - vibrancy and diversity.

Latest deals and offers

A bishop of balance built his flock

The Pope sends message of condolence at funeral of Lismore's beloved Bishop

South Lismore Primary’s Miss World hopeful says ‘she can’

SHE CAN: Miss World finalist Janaya Everingham outside her old primary school.

Lismore's Miss World Finalist makes it happen for Variety charity

BUDGET 2016: Tax cuts for firms pulling in up to $10m

Australian Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks at the despatch box during the delivery of the 2016-17 Federal Budget in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra,

It will cost the federal government $5.3 billion in lost revenue

Lismore has diversity Byron had

(From left) Christopher Woodward, Shanon Robb, Lora-Jean Damen and Sabrina Major model the clothes for the new fashion event Threads which will take place at the Back Alley Gallery. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Lismore has what Byron had - vibrancy and diversity.

Maudeville is back, brighter and shinier than ever

DIVA: Maude Boat as MC of the Cabaret Show at a previous Tropical Fruit’s New Year Eve Party in Lismore.

IN A city full of divas, only one reigns supreme: Maude Boate.

Great Green Cabaret coming for MardiGrass

DANCERS: Arte Gitana instructors Serena Joy and Kelly Houghton .

Great Green Cabaret at Nimbin Town Hall

Enjoy a barefoot belly-dance as well as a sketch

Stacey Walker and Sasha Fox from the Barefoot Gypsies look forward to Gypsy Nights to be held at their studio in Carrington Street on Saturday night. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Let The Barefoot Gypsies entertain you

Spectacular Crash as Corvette Flips at Drag Races

Corvette flips at 350kmh.

Driver walks away from 350kmh crash in Texas.

Star Wars: Force Awakens told in Emojis

Disney has released an emoji version of The Force Awakens.

To commemorate Star Wars Day, Disney releases emoji version of film on a smart...

NYPD join dance challenge

New York Police respond to NZ dance challenge.

New York's finest accept Kiwi dance challenge.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances