16/08/2018 : Yeovil Town Official Statements : Harrison confirmed as Academy Manager
16 August 2018 : Harrison confirmed as Academy Manager


Yeovil Town is delighted to confirm Jamie Harrison has been appointment Academy Manager.

Present at the club for the last three-and-a-half years and helping to create the club’s academy, the former Southampton and Bristol Rovers coach will now take on the top position within the youth structure.

Having undertaken a number of roles in recent years, Harrison has a clear vision for the academy moving forward during his tenure.

“I have learnt from the many experiences in recent years and feel in a good position to make Yeovil Town Academy the best category three setup in the country. In a short space of time we have transformed the academy and are already seeing very positive results with the progression and development of players, coming from a closer working relationship with the first-team staff.

“We have made a positive start and now it’s about raising the standards of everything we do to ensure that every young Yeovil academy player reaches their full potential.”

With a host of under-18s featuring for the first-team throughout pre-season and continuing to work closely with manager Darren Way, Harrison is looking forward to continued development.

“The manager has given the young players a great opportunity to train and play in matches with the first-team, which our young players have taken and made the most of. We have a shared vision where we can develop our own young talent.

“It’s fantastic that Gabby Rogers made his competitive debut against Aston Villa in a great atmosphere at Huish Park. I am sure that he will go on to thrive in this new environment having impressed for the under-18s.

“More players are ready and capable to step up into the first-team from the scholars and we have an array of talent in the younger ages showing huge potential.”

With Harrison now in position, Chief Operating Officer David Mills, who is now the Executive responsible for overseeing Academy operations, commented: “I am delighted by Jamie’s appointment – in his other positions in the Academy Jamie has shown vision, leadership and clear understanding of the one club ethos that is so important at the club.

“During his time as Assistant Academy Manager, we saw a clear and immediate improvement in Academy operations, so I have no doubt that Jamie will prove to be a highly effective Academy Manager.”

Mills also spoke of the club’s revised strategy regarding the Academy, adding: “Until recently the Academy was run via Yeovil Town FC Academy Limited but bringing the Academy operations back in-house allows for much greater unity and efficiency across the group and gives Academy players improved links with the first team.

“This revised approach of even closer working is already showing some impressive results as apart from Academy players impressing in pre-season games, two scholars, Rogers and Tyrique Clarke, have been awarded first-team squad numbers by Darren Way.

“However perhaps the by far the best indication of how well the revised strategy is being effective occurred with Rogers playing against Aston Villa – the first time since 2015 that an Academy player has taken the field for first-team in a competitive fixture.”

The club can also confirm that over the summer there have been coaching changes in the Academy as contracts expire etc.

The club would like to place on record it thanks to departing coaches, who include Antonio Falanga (Lead PDP Coach), Steve Rutter (Head of Coaching), Adrian Foster (U16's coach) and Paul Wilson (Academy Manager), with all four making contributions which laid the foundations for the new strategy being deployed this season.

Further key Academy appointment announcements will follow in due course.


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Other Entries In The Yeovil Town Official Statements Section.
Date Title Author Link
15/05/2019 Club Statement On Advancements YTFC Link
04/01/2019 Skiverton named Academy Head of Coaching YTFC Link
02/01/2019 Club statement On December Supporters Alliance Meeting YTFC Link
20/11/2018 Way signs contract extension at Huish Park YTFC Link
16/08/2018 Harrison confirmed as Academy Manager YTFC Link
21/12/2017 Insight 63 Briefing YTFC Link
11/12/2017 Rumoured Takeover YTFC Link
10/05/2017 Club Vote On Future Of EFL Trophy YTFC Link
05/04/2017 Glovers Chairman Warns On Club Losses YTFC Link
17/04/2016 Preview Plans To Develop Huish Park Stadium YTFC Link
14/04/2016 Darren's Winning Way Is Helping To Cut Town's Losses YTFC Link
27/10/2015 Glovers Chairman Replies To The Critics YTFC Link
04/08/2015 Stadium Complex Planning Application YTFC Link
31/03/2015 Next Season's Prices To Be Announced Shortly YTFC Link
31/03/2015 Glovers Profits Up, But There's A Challenge Ahead - Chairman YTFC Link
31/03/2015 Supporters In Face To Face With Club Bosses YTFC Link
18/03/2015 Chairman's Message To Supporters YTFC Link
14/01/2015 Planning Public Consultation Announced YTFC Link
14/10/2014 'Stay Calm' Says Chairman YTFC Link
03/06/2014 Club Withdraw Planning Application YTFC Link
19/04/2014 Gary And John In Rallying Call YTFC Link
17/04/2014 Club Statement (Asda Supermarket Group) YTFC Link
26/03/2014 Development Petition Tops 1100 YTFC Link
25/03/2014 Fry - Please Sign Our Petition YTFC Link
22/03/2014 Show Your Support YTFC Link
17/03/2014 Captains Of Industry Show Their Support YTFC Link
04/03/2014 Fry's Q and A Document YTFC Link
25/02/2014 Work On New 3G Pitch Begins YTFC Link
25/02/2014 Club Deny Mitchell Talks YTFC Link
25/02/2014 Development Details For Councillors YTFC Link
16/02/2014 2014-15 Season Tickets Announced YTFC Link
04/02/2014 Club To Submit Plans YTFC Link
07/08/2013 Restructuring At Huish Park YTFC Link
24/03/2012 Your Club Needs You! YTFC Link
02/03/2012 Huish Park Development Statement YTFC Link
01/12/2011 Development Plans Update - Dec 1st YTFC Link
24/11/2011 Development Plans Update YTFC Link
25/10/2011 Blue Sky Over Huish Park YTFC Link
25/03/2011 Supporter Communication Plans YTFC Link
21/03/2011 YTFC Plan Major New Developments YTFC Link
23/12/2010 Club Announce Small Profit YTFC Link
03/06/2010 Club Announces Restructuring Proposal YTFC Link
12/04/2010 Club Posts Loss YTFC Link
29/10/2009 Hayward Joins The Board YTFC Link
10/05/2009 Club Announce Profit For Year Ended June 2008 YTFC Link
16/10/2008 Fry Issues "Hands Off" Warning YTFC Link
07/06/2008 Starnes Answers Mildenhall Comments YTFC Link
12/12/2007 New Chief Executive At Huish Park YTFC Link
16/02/2007 Official Club Statement - Disabled Supporters Association YTFC Link
30/03/2006 Two New Directors Join The Board YTFC Link
30/03/2006 John Fry Clarifies Press Comments YTFC Link
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DateTitleAuthorLink
5/15/2019Supporter Alliance Meeting : Wednesday 15th May 2019YTFCLink
5/15/2019Club Statement On AdvancementsYTFCLink
5/15/2019Supporter Alliance Meeting : Wednesday 10th April 2019YTFCLink
3/18/2019Supporter Alliance Meeting : Wednesday 6th February 2019YTFCLink
3/14/2019Supporter Alliance Meeting : Wednesday 14th March 2019YTFCLink
1/4/2019Skiverton named Academy Head of CoachingYTFCLink
1/2/2019Club statement On December Supporters Alliance MeetingYTFCLink
11/21/2018Supporter Alliance Meeting : Wednesday 21st November 2018YTFCLink
11/20/2018Way signs contract extension at Huish ParkYTFCLink
10/10/2018Supporter Alliance Meeting : Wednesday 10th October 2018YTFCLink
8/16/2018Harrison confirmed as Academy ManagerYTFCLink
5/16/2018Supporter Alliance Meeting : Wednesday 16th May 2018YTFCLink
4/18/2018Supporter Alliance Meeting : Wednesday 18th April 2018YTFCLink
3/21/2018Supporter Alliance Meeting : Wednesday 21st March 2018YTFCLink
12/21/2017Insight 63 BriefingYTFCLink
12/11/2017Rumoured TakeoverYTFCLink
10/12/2017Club engage with Insight 63 LtdYTFCLink
5/10/2017Club Vote On Future Of EFL TrophyYTFCLink
4/5/2017Glovers Chairman Warns On Club LossesYTFCLink
4/17/2016Preview Plans To Develop Huish Park StadiumYTFCLink
4/14/2016Darren's Winning Way Is Helping To Cut Town's LossesYTFCLink
10/27/2015Glovers Chairman Replies To The CriticsYTFCLink
8/4/2015Stadium Complex Planning ApplicationYTFCLink
3/31/2015Next Season's Prices To Be Announced ShortlyYTFCLink
3/31/2015Glovers Profits Up, But There's A Challenge Ahead - ChairmanYTFCLink
3/31/2015Supporters In Face To Face With Club BossesYTFCLink
3/18/2015Chairman's Message To SupportersYTFCLink
1/14/2015Planning Public Consultation AnnouncedYTFCLink
10/14/2014'Stay Calm' Says ChairmanYTFCLink
6/3/2014Club Withdraw Planning ApplicationYTFCLink
4/19/2014Gary And John In Rallying CallYTFCLink
4/17/2014Club Statement (Asda Supermarket Group)YTFCLink
3/26/2014Development Petition Tops 1100YTFCLink
3/25/2014Fry - Please Sign Our PetitionYTFCLink
3/22/2014Show Your SupportYTFCLink
3/17/2014Captains Of Industry Show Their SupportYTFCLink
3/4/2014Fry's Q and A DocumentYTFCLink
2/25/2014Work On New 3G Pitch BeginsYTFCLink
2/25/2014Club Deny Mitchell TalksYTFCLink
2/25/2014Development Details For CouncillorsYTFCLink
2/16/20142014-15 Season Tickets AnnouncedYTFCLink
2/4/2014Club To Submit PlansYTFCLink
8/7/2013Restructuring At Huish ParkYTFCLink
3/24/2012Your Club Needs You!YTFCLink
3/2/2012Huish Park Development StatementYTFCLink
12/1/2011Development Plans Update - Dec 1stYTFCLink
11/24/2011Development Plans UpdateYTFCLink
10/25/2011Blue Sky Over Huish ParkYTFCLink
3/25/2011Supporter Communication PlansYTFCLink
3/21/2011YTFC Plan Major New DevelopmentsYTFCLink
12/23/2010Club Announce Small ProfitYTFCLink
6/3/2010Club Announces Restructuring ProposalYTFCLink
4/22/2010Supporters Ideas Discussed By SLG : Devon Fan's 36 IdeasYTFCLink
4/12/2010Club Posts LossYTFCLink
3/1/2010Supporters Liaison Group Report : Meeting No. 1YTFCLink
10/29/2009Hayward Joins The BoardYTFCLink
8/28/2009New Supporters' Liaison Group LaunchedYTFCLink
5/10/2009Club Announce Profit For Year Ended June 2008YTFCLink
2/26/2009Achieve By Unity Fans Partnership Meeting Minutes No. 8YTFCLink
2/18/2009Achieve By Unity Fans Partnership : Extraordinary MeetingYTFCLink
1/22/2009Achieve By Unity Fans Partnership Meeting Minutes No. 7YTFCLink
10/16/2008Fry Issues "Hands Off" WarningYTFCLink
10/2/2008Achieve By Unity Fans Partnership Meeting Minutes No. 6YTFCLink
8/4/20082008-09 Achieve By Unity Fans Partnership Meeting Supporters Representatives ProfilesYTFCLink
7/9/2008Achieve By Unity Fans Partnership Meeting Minutes No. 5YTFCLink
6/7/2008Starnes Answers Mildenhall CommentsYTFCLink
4/3/2008Achieve By Unity Fans Partnership Meeting Minutes No. 4YTFCLink
1/17/2008Achieve by Unity Fans Partnership Meeting Minutes No. 3YTFCLink
12/12/2007New Chief Executive At Huish ParkYTFCLink
11/22/2007Achieve By Unity Fans Partnership Meeting Minutes No. 2YTFCLink
10/19/2007The Achieve By Unity Fans Partnership MeetingYTFCLink
10/18/2007Achieve By Unity Fans Partnership Meeting Minutes No. 1YTFCLink
2/16/2007Official Club Statement - Disabled Supporters AssociationYTFCLink
2/9/2007February Customer Charter MeetingYTFCLink
3/30/2006Two New Directors Join The BoardYTFCLink
3/30/2006John Fry Clarifies Press CommentsYTFCLink
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