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Jersey FA Link Asset Services Centre of Excellence

"Developing Better Players"


The Jersey FA Link Asset Services Centre of Excellence provides an advanced player pathway for youngsters in the island with identified talent and potential.

Founded in 1986, the Centre has grown exponentially from one group of u14 boys, to a Centre of Excellence that provides a pathway for players from u11s through to u21s -  9 squads in total consisting of over 120 players.

Through the Centre the players are provided with weekly coaching sessions linked to a challenging games programme for all age groups. 

The Jersey FA Link Asset Services Centre of Excellence Paul Renton said: "Our aims and objectives are to provide a high quality coaching opportunity for identified players, to develop good habits, to challenge players through a structured work programme and to provide identified coaches with an opportunity to develop their coaching skills within age specific groups.

"Our values shape our behaviour and these include being proud to represent the island, to deliver high standards on and off the pitch, to be the best we can be and to work well together as a team.

"We have divided the Centre into four specific phases: Pre-Centre (u11s), Transition (u12s, u13s, u14s), Youth Development (u15s, u16s) and Development Squad (u17s, u18s, u21s) so that we can be more focused with our work programmes in order to best meet the needs of the players.

"In recent years we have developed a clear coaching and playing philosophy which is being cascaded through all the age groups. How our teams perform on and off the pitch is the strongest demonstration of our vision and objectives. The aim of for all our teams to demonstrate consistent behaviours and performances based on our playing and coaching philosophy.

"We look forward to building on all the good done in the island by Primary and Secondary Schools, our affiliated Clubs and the JFA Combination League to provide future generations the opportunities to represent Jersey".

Get in touch

Centre of Excellence Manager Paul Renton

(9am-5pm Mon-Friday)

Tel: 01543 730433

Email: Paul.Renton@jerseyfa.com

Our Vision

  • To provide a high-quality coaching opportunities for boys with identified talent and potential
  • To develop good habits in young players based around, behaviour, respect, attitude, attendance, timekeeping, personal responsibility, practice and teamwork
  • To establish a challenging structured programme of work to be followed by all coaching staff
  • To provide qualified coaches with an opportunity to develop their skills and gain experience as part of a continued professional development programme
  • To support the transition for young players into other representative squads and if deemed appropriate professional football clubs

Links With Clubs & Associations

The Jersey FA Link Asset Services Centre of Excellence for boys benefits from a number of links with professional clubs and associations around Europe, providing local players with the best opportunities, to learn and develop their skills as a player;

We have an Agreement of Co-operation with professional academies including Fulham FC and Southampton FC.

We compete in competitive development fixtures against professional clubs and associations including;

  • Chelsea FC
  • FC Dinard
  • Fulham FC
  • Juventus FC
  • Liverpool FC
  • US St Malo FC

... and competitive tournaments with partner associations including;

  • District of Ille et Vilaine (Brittany, France)
  • District of Le Manche (Normandy, France)
  • Guernsey Football Association 
  • Italian Football Federation  
  • Madeira Football Association (Portugal)
  • Northern Ireland School Football Association
  • South-East Youth Cup (UK, England)

Registration For The Centre Of Excellence

Pay your fees here for the Link Asset Services Centre of Excellence