In our latest look at the club's academy we have an extended interview with defender Mandela Egbo who gives us a fascinating insight into life as an scholar at a Premier League football club.
He gives us details of how he made his breakthrough into the Palace set-up and how his game has just gone from strength to strength to end up playing at international level with the England under 17s.
As a defender he tells us how he has modelled his game on that of former Palace defender and now England senior full back, Nathaniel Clyne. In recent weeks he has also had the opportunity of tasting life at first team level as he was included
in the travelling party for the away game at Swansea City.
You can hear his thoughts on all these topics by viewing our You Tube channel in another of our exclusive interviews that take you behind the scenes of the club.