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About Pompey Academy

About Pompey Academy

Pompey Academy currently plays in the Youth Alliance League South-West Division, FA Youth Cup and the Youth Alliance Cup. Home games are played at the Portsmouth FC training ground - 442 Copnor Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth PO3 5EW.

Pompey Academy Staff

  • Manager - Greg Miller
  • Head of Academy Coaching - James Barlow
  • Lead Professional Development Phase Coach - Zesh Rehman
  • Assistant PDP Lead Coach - Sam Hudson
  • Lead Academy Analyst - Jack Rogers
  • Head of Education - Dan Rook
  • Lead Academy Physiotherapist - Ninad Gokhale
  • Academy Player Care Lead - Tim Cobb
  • Academy Sport Psychologist and Player Welfare Officer - Jack Hicks-Flynn
  • Lead Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach - Max Whittingham


Portsmouth was granted academy status at the beginning of the 2007/2008 season. In their first year as an academy side, they finished a highly respectable 4th-place finish in the Premier League Academy Group A, beating some well-established academy sides during that time. In the 2012-13 season, the Academy won the Football League Youth Alliance South East Conference.

In more recent seasons, the academy has had some of its most successful seasons to date, competing at the higher end of their current division and advancing the furthest it ever has in the Youth Alliance Cup, (reaching the quarter-final stage), as well as recent graduates making EFL appearances for the first time in a few years. The more recent of these is Harry Jewitt-White, who came off the bench to feature against Peterborough in January 2023.

Throughout the years, Pompey has had several academy graduates come through and excel within the professional pyramids, some whilst wearing the Blue, Red and White of Portsmouth and others going on to achieve success following their footballing education with the Blues.

The academy currently operates at the Category Three level and currently plays in the Football League Youth Alliance South-West Division and also competes in the FA Youth Cup.

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