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 About SJFC Youth Academy

St Johnstone FC Youth Academy is committed to the development of young players with the aim that they

will progress through time to ultimately play in the St Johnstone  first team. Our strategy is to continue

developing links within the local community and strengthen bonds with local businesses to help deliver our

Academy vision. We strongly believe that we will produce great players using both local talent as well as

national players and indeed our satellite centres in Edinburgh and Glasgow support this aim.


The Club motto of St Johnstone FC is ‘Pride of Perthshire’ and this is core to all aspects of the Football Club,

and central to our Academy programme.


The six areas we are focusing on will provide the best platform for excellence and support our goal of a

player-centred , coach-led Academy:


  • Talent Identification


  • Coaching


  • Sports Science


  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


  • Education and Welfare (Building skills for life)


  • Administration and Facilities


We have already demonstrated impressive growth of the Academy and we operate six squads, comprising

Under-11, Under-12, Under-13, Under-14, Under-15 and Under-16/17 level. This means we now have 

approximately 100 young players ranging in age from 8 to 17 years old. These young athletes are supported

by a large number of dedicated coaches including specialist coaches such as goalkeeping and sprint coaches,

sports science specialists and a medical team.


All the Teams train and/or play three to four times per week and have access to a range of facilities including

a synthetic 3g pitch, natural grass pitches and an indoor gymnasium.


We are extremely grateful to all the individuals, fans and businesses who provide support to cover the

significant investment required for each team, including individual athlete’s needs, travelling to matches,

coaches, equipment, playing and training kits.

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