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Academy graded outstanding in independent assessment

23 January 2019

Tranmere Rovers Football Club are delighted to announce that the Club’s academy has been graded as outstanding after a recent independent assessment.

The Club’s Academy, led by Andy Parkinson, was praised on numerous aspects of the academy including the standard of coaching, education and safeguarding.

Speaking after the Quality Visit Ofsted-style report, Andy Parkinson said “I’m delighted. It was an external assessor from the LFE (League Football Education) who part fund our scholarships. They came and assessed us to be a ‘Grade One Outstanding’ which is a great achievement for everybody at the Club.”

The assessment includes a detailed evaluation of all of the provisions within the Academy.

Parkinson added: “They look at the standard of our coaching, our education, our safeguarding and every provision that is put in place for our scholars.”

The Club underwent a restructure of the Academy during March 2018 due to the impact of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) which resulted in us becoming a Category Four academy. Andy Parkinson says that this report is credit for all of the hard work put in by the staff.

“We went through an academy restructure. We changed our focus to make sure that we look at the older age groups and developing players over the age of 16. I think this report is justification for all of the hard work that the staff do and it shows players that they can come here and develop.”

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