Our philosophy is to recruit the best potential which can be developed by the best coaches, working in the best facilities, underpinned by the best holistic support.


The Kilmarnock FC Youth Academy provides young footballers with an opportunity and a pathway to professional football.

IDENTIFYING YOUNG TALENT


We aim to identify and recruit young talent through the Academy’s extensive scouting network.

Our Player Identification and Recruitment staff will attend matches and grassroots programmes throughout the area to identify talented young footballers. Players identified will be invited to attend either our Junior Academy (U7 and U12) or for older children be invited to attend the Academy on a trial basis at the relevant age group.

MAKING CONTACT


For all children who are not involved with a local club, initial contact will be made direct to the Parent/Guardian. No direct contact will be made with the child without prior permission being received from the Parent/Guardian.

For young players who are involved or are members of a local club, initial contact will be made to the appropriate Club Representative (Club Secretary SYFA Recommendation). No direct contact will be made with the parents or the young player prior to the host club being informed of our interest.

Contact ALAN MAHOOD – ACADEMY HEAD OF RECRUITMENT