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At first-team level, the Academy aims to have graduates competing across the following leagues and beyond.

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Across the phases of development, the Crystal Palace Academy, through its staff, coaching and playing philosophy and everyday endeavour, strives to do the following.

Professional Development Phase


Support potential second careers through qualifications and guidance

Sports science

Address the specific needs of the individual in a bid to optimise player potential


Execute individualised movement pattern maximisation


Foundation Development Phase


Support the best attainment and highest attendance within education

Sports performance

Introduce fundamental movement skills and the exploration of game speed


Screen for and address outliers


Develop effective ball manipulation, using a wide range of game-related techniques

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Academy core values

  • Respectful 
  • Honest
  • Resilient
  • Disciplined

Academy News


Steve Parish reacts to Academy redevelopment green light

19 March 2020

The pathway from Crystal Palace’s Academy to first-team has always been a well-trodden path and this looks set to continue after last night’s announcement that Bromley Council had approved the club’s...

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Palace Academy plans backed by Bromley Council

18 March 2020

Plans to develop the Crystal Palace Academy into a Category 1 site have been supported by Bromley Council’s planning committee, heralding a new era for the club.

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WATCH: Academy in Israel documentary launched in full

13 March 2020

The final episode of Palace TV's Academy in Israel documentary has been released, and now you can watch the entire series in full for free.

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WATCH: Palace Academy triumph in Israel closer

12 March 2020

In episode three of Palace TV's Academy in Israel documentary, the Eagles overcome adversity in emphatic fashion on the final playing day of their Winter Tournament, securing a fantastic final...

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