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About the Academy

The Thistle Weir Youth Academy was set up in 2013 following financial assistance provided by Chris and Colin Weir. The Academy aims to provide an inspiring and stimulating learning environment which promotes:

  • Positive interaction between coaches, players, parents and club staff.
  • Match focused tasks and game situations which challenge our players
  • Learning opportunities for players to encourage them to solve game problems and make correct decisions in game situations.
  • Positive support to the player from our coaches and staff.
  • Professional and patient coaches who act as role models and promote confidence within each individual across all age groups.
  • Development of the right attitudes among players to become good, responsible young people and ultimately top level professional players.
  • Continuity. Everyone pulling in the same direction, working as a team, working towards the same common goal – to develop players for our first team.

The Academy pathway operates from U11 to U18 with all teams participating in the national Club Academy Scotland programme. Players from this level progress through our pathway and onto the Partick Thistle Football Club first team.

The Thistle Weir Youth Academy aims to provide the required knowledge, guidance, facilities and encouragement to enable footballers to maximise the opportunities available to them and provides the link from the local community into senior football.

Academy trustee:

  • Gerry Britton
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