Swansea City Under-nines welcomed into the academy pathway

24th May


Swansea City's newest recruits have taken their first steps on the academy pathway in a presentation evening held at the Swansea.com Stadium. 

Players at the event will hope to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Connor Roberts, Joe Rodon, Ben Davies, and Joe Allen who were all on the club’s books at under-nine level before making the journey through the ranks to first-team football. While recent debutants Sam Parker, Filip Lissah and Aimar Govea have showcased manager Luke Williams' willingness to trust in youth players.

The new recruits enjoyed a tour of the home of the Swans before posing for pictures with friends and family pitchside. In the photos of they showed off their respective grassroots kits, as well as their new Swans jerseys.

Head of pre-academy and coach Ben Slade said: "To gain a place within the academy is a huge achievement.   

"Both parents and staff are extremely proud of the individuals who have attained an under-nine place for the 2024-25 season and we are looking forward to providing a high level of support for players both on and off the pitch.

"The academy journey provides invaluable experiences for players to train and play regularly under the guidance of a fantastic coaching and multi-disciplinary team. 

“We always say we sign players and their families, we’re looking forward to supporting them all on and off the pitch as they start their football journey at Swansea City.

"We hope to create lifelong memories for the individuals moving forwards.”