About our academy

About our academy

The Motherwell FC academy serves to help the club continue in its quest to identify and recruit young players of outstanding potential, that can then be nurtured through the ranks to become part of the first team squad.

Headed up by the club’s record appearance holder, Steven Hammell, and supported by a coaching staff full of experience, our number one aim is to develop players who will progress and one day play for the first team.

Players who do not achieve this will hopefully have benefitted from attending the academy in a number of ways.  These players will have been exposed to an experience and a lifestyle which will benefit and prepare them for whatever life path they choose.

We have a responsibility to develop potential young players, both technically and personally, in a challenging, safe and supportive environment. Here, they can develop and express themselves along the pathway to their personal goal.

We aim to create a football academy which is attractive to players, parents and coaches. It is professionally run, informative and has professional, friendly and approachable staff which players and parents can relate to.

Players participating in our system will be treated fairly and respectfully, and given advice in a manner which will produce young people and footballers we can be proud of.

We look forward to working with all players identified from our talent/scout network in conjunction with our junior games programme.

Our academy is based at the Braidhurst Campus in Motherwell. For more information, get in touch with us via the contact page.