Academy status handed to Pompey
Pompey youngsters will now be able to play against the countries best after the Premier League gave the club Academy status.
As a result Pompey should be able to start attracting top young talent, instead of losing them to the likes of the lot down the road, as we will now be able to offer these talented youngsters the opportunity of playing against the best in youth age groups in the Premier Academy League.
It is not just a case of the Premier League saying 'okay then, you are given Academy status', it has to be earned with certain criteria having to be met, such as an indoor training pitch to a specific size - although this is something we do not have now, we will do at he new training ground in Titchfield, but until this time we are able to use the facilities at Priory School, which are up to the required standard.
Paul Hart - who is a genius when it come to working with youngsters - and his team have worked very hard to gain this, are now very much looking forward to the rewards it should bring the club, with hopefully plenty of our own talent produced in the coming years.
PLAY UP POMPEY!