- To provide St Johnstone Football Club with young footballers whose basic talent and promise has been developed sufficiently by the Academy coaching staff for them to be taken on as full-time professionals by the club in order that they can continue their development at that level with the eventual aim of making an impact at First Team level for the benefit of the players, St Johnstone Football Club and – potentially – the Scottish international side.
- The above objective to be achieved whilst ensuring that the players’ education is not adversely affected and whilst playing a role in helping them develop into responsible, well-rounded individuals.
- To provide an environment where young players can express themselves and enjoy their football development and education
- Provide a clear ‘pathway’ development of young players such that young players of quality will wish to sign for St Johnstone Football Club
- To maximise the potential of individuals
- To develop players as responsible people with respect for others
- To teach young players to understand the benefits to be gained from a healthy lifestyle, including diet, drug awareness, education and codes of conduct including awareness of responsibilities with regard to ‘Social Media’
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