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Academy trio in Wales Under-15s squad

. . . to face Ajax & Aspire Academy in Qatar

  Three players from Swansea City Academy have been called into the Wales Under-15s squad to face Ajax and Aspire Academy sides in Qatar at the end of February. Defender Tivonge Rushesha, winger Luke Motruk and striker Bradley Gibbings are part of the 16-man squad to face Dutch...... Read Article »

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Under-15s in Floodlit Cup quarter-final action

. . . young Swans face West Brom at Landore

Swansea City's under-15s face West Brom in the quarter-final of the Premier League Floodlit Cup at Landore today (11:30am).   The academy side topped their group after taking four out of six wins, including two wins over Bristol City and Rovers.   A goal from Ryan Bevan and a...... Read Article »

Under-10s benefit from Futsal experience

. . . as young Swans lose out in Plate semi-final

  Swans Academy Under-10s lost out against Blackburn in the Plate semi-final of the Futsal Finals in Birmingham this weekend. Despite some good performances from a determined young side, the Swans fell to defeats against Newcastle, Blackburn and Sunderland in their opening grou...... Read Article »

Under-15s progress to quarter-final of Floodlit Cup

. . . after 3-2 win over Bristol City at Landore

Swansea City's under-15s have qualified for the quarter-final of the Premier League Floodlit Cup following a 3-2 win against Bristol City at Landore on Wednesday evening.   The young Swans fell behind against the Robins in the first half before a Ryan Bevan equaliser ensured th...... Read Article »

Under-15s face Floodlit Cup decider tonight

. . . young Swans face Bristol City at Landore tonight

Swansea City's under-15s face Bristol City in their final Premier League Floodlit Cup group game at Landore on Wednesday (6:30pm).   The academy side narrowly lost out to a 1-0 defeat against Reading's youngsters earlier this month.   The result means the young Swans are seco...... Read Article »

Under-9s win futsal tournament

. . . foundation Swans beat off competition in Cardiff

Swans Academy Under-9s lifted the Premier League power play futsal tournament in Cardiff on Saturday.   Despite an opening game defeat against Southampton, the young Swans rallied to take victories against teams from Bristol Rovers, Bristol City and Cardiff City on the way to b...... Read Article »

Checkatrade Trophy tickets on sale now

. . . guarantee your ticket for Tuesday's cup quarter-final

Cup action returns to the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday (7.30pm) as Swans Under-21s host Coventry City in the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final.  The young Swans are just two victories away from a Wembley final following a 2-1 victory over Wolves in the last round courtesy of an Oli...... Read Article »

Young Swans come from behind to win at Fairwood

. . . Swans U18s 2 - 1 Leicester U18s

Swansea City Under-18s came from behind to take a dramatic victory against Leicester City in Premier League South at Fairwood on Saturday. Both sides played out a scrappy first half in the winter sunshine as midfielder Cameron Berry’s shot from the edge of the area forced Foxes ...... Read Article »

Under-14s take victory over Fulham in Albert Phelan Cup

. . . Swans U14s 2 - 0 Fulham U14s

  The Academy’s Under-14 side continued their Premier League Albert Phelan Cup with a 2-0 win over Fulham at Landore on Sunday. Goals from Josh Thomas and Aaron Hillier sealed the young Swans third win in the competition helping the academy side maintain their second place posi...... Read Article »

Under-15s lose to Reading in Floodlit Cup

. . . Swans U15s 0 - 1 Reading U15s

  Swansea City's Under-15s narrowly lost out to Reading's academy youngsters in the Premier League Floodlit Cup, falling to a 1-0 defeat at Landore on Wednesday. The result means the young Swans are second in Group C with three wins from five games. The young Swans next face B...... Read Article »

Davies joins Swans' academy

. . . Martin returns to oversee under-23 keepers

Martin Davies has joined Swansea City’s backroom staff as Head of Academy Goalkeeping.  The 42-year-old, who originally hails from Swansea, arrives from League Two side Cambridge United following eight years with the U’s, which involved working with the academy before a role wit...... Read Article »

U23s can still improve, insists Richards

. . . as leaders narrowly beat Blackburn to extend PL2 run

Coach Gary Richards believes Premier League 2 leaders Swansea City Under-23s can still improve, despite claiming their eighth consecutive league victory courtesy of a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.   Botti Biabi’s first-half header from a Daniel James cross gave the development...... Read Article »

U18s can't stop Blues' unbeaten run

Swans U18s 0 - 5 Chelsea U18s

Swansea City Under-18s could not halt Chelsea's dominating league form as they suffered a second 5-0 defeat against the London side in Premier League South at Landore on Thursday. The Swans threatened in the opening ten minutes as Tom Price's corner almost found the head of stri...... Read Article »

Tenth PL2 win a credit to our season, says Richards

West Ham U23s 2 - 3 Swans U23s

A brace from George Byers helped Swansea City Under-23s to their tenth Premier League 2 victory of the season with a 3-2 win at West Ham on Monday night.   The midfielder's low strike on the half-hour mark ensured the young Swans held the interval lead in Dagenham.   Botti Bi...... Read Article »

Young Swans lose out to two late goals

Fulham U18s 2 - 0 Swans U18s

Two late goals consigned Swansea City Under-18s to their first defeat in four against Fulham at Motspur Park on Saturday.   A quiet first half saw both sides level at the break, but the young Swans made a strong start to the second half with chances falling to Liam Cullen, Jack...... Read Article »

Under-15s beat Rovers in Floodlit Cup

Bristol Rovers U15s 1 – 3 Swans U15s

Swansea City’s Under-15 side took their third win in the Premier League Floodlit Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Bristol Rovers Academy at Yate Town on Wednesday evening.   The result means the young Swans have taken three wins from four with the young side in a commanding pos...... Read Article »

Swans to play FA Youth Cup tie at Landore

. . . under-18s face Wolves next Friday

  Swansea City Under-18s third round FA Youth Cup tie against Wolves will be played at Landore training ground on Friday, December 16 with a 7pm kick-off. Last season the academy side progressed to the fourth round of the competition after beating Sheffield Wednesday, before lo...... Read Article »

U14s continue Albert Phelan Cup campaign

. . . at home against Bristol City this Sunday

  The Academy’s Under-14 side continue their campaign in the Premier League Albert Phelan Cup action against Bristol City at Landore this Sunday, November 20. The young Swans will be looking for their second win in the competition after a 5-0 victory over Wolves was followed by...... Read Article »

U19s into FAW Youth Cup 4th round with win over Bluebirds

Swans U19s 3 - 0 Cardiff City U19s

Swansea City Under-19s booked their place in the next round of the FAW Youth Cup on Sunday with a convincing 3-0 win over rivals Cardiff. The young Swans - which included a mix of youth and experience - started the better side at Landore. Aaron Lewis’ 25-yard free-kick ensured ...... Read Article »

Date confirmed for Norwich Checkatrade Trophy match

. . . as U21s face young Canaries at Carrow Road

Swansea City Under-21s will face Norwich City Academy in round two of the Checkatrade Trophy at Carrow Road on Tuesday, December 6 (7pm). The young Swans progressed from Group B South in second place following wins over League Two sides Newport County and Plymouth Argyle. The C...... Read Article »

Hetzke appointed Head of Academy Recruitment

. . . after working alongside Swans for six seasons

Swansea City have confirmed the appointment of former footballer and Premier League mentor Steve Hetzke as Head of Academy Recruitment.   The 61-year-old boasts a 45-year career in football that saw him play for Reading, Blackpool, Sunderland, Chester and Colchester United.   ...... Read Article »

Under-15s take Floodlit Cup victory

Bristol City U15s 1 – 3 Swans U15s

Swansea City’s Under-15s continued their Premier League Floodlit Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Bristol City Academy at the Hand Stadium on Wednesday evening. The result means the young Swans have taken two wins from three at the halfway point in Group C. Swansea City next fa...... Read Article »

Four Swans represent Wales Under-19s

. . . as nation narrowly miss out on qualification

Swansea City academy players Aaron Lewis, Jack Evans, Keiran Evans and Liam Cullen represented Wales Under-19s this past week as the Young Dragons narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Elite Round of the UEFA U19s Championships.   All four young Swans got game time with Ger...... Read Article »

Under-19s face Cardiff in cup on Sunday

. . . as young Swans continue their title defence

  Swansea City Under-19s will face Cardiff City in the third round of the FAW Youth Cup at Landore this Sunday, November 20 (2pm). The young Swans beat the Bluebirds 3-0 at the same stage of the competition last season before lifting the title for a seventh successive year. Th... Read Article »

Under-12s narrowly miss out at Truce qualifying

. . . despite victories over Tottenham and Leicester

Swansea City Under-12s narrowly missed on qualifying for December’s Premier League Truce Tournament finals in Belgium.   The young Swans reached the final of the national qualifiers in Aldershot after an unbeaten run of four games, which included victories over Tottenham and Le...... Read Article »

Swans Under-18s face Wolves in FA Youth Cup

. . . youngsters drawn at home in third round

Swansea City Under-18s will been handed a home draw against Wolves in the third round of this season’s FA Youth Cup. The young Swans will host the Midlands club. The date, location and ticket details will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Last season the U18s progressed to the ...... Read Article »

Young Swans claim seventh league win of the season

Swans U23s 2 - 1 Stoke U23s

  A goal in each half saw Swansea City Under-23s record a third straight win in Premier League 2 on Monday with a 2-1 victory over ten man Stoke City at Landore. The young Swans took the lead inside 15 minutes through Oli McBurnie's strike from the edge of the area. The Potter... Read Article »

Tremmel hosts goalkeeper masterclass

. . . the German shot-stopper offers advice to young Swans

  Swansea City goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel this week hosted a keeper masterclass session with academy goalie's from all age groups at Landore. The 37-year-old, who was a youth player with Bayern Munich, gave our young keepers an insight into his career in the German and Austrian...... Read Article »

Under-15s continue Floodlit Cup campaign

. . . Young Swans face Reading away

  The Under-15s continue their Premier League Floodlit Cup campaign on Wednesday away at Reading. The young Swans made a winning start to their campaign in Group C earlier this month with a 5-3 win over Bristol Rovers Academy side. U15 Premier League Floodlit Cup Fixtures vs ...... Read Article »

Byers hails “confident” Swans

Aston Villa U23s 1 - 2 Swans U23s

  George Byers believes confidence is a key driving force behind Swansea City Under-23s’ unbeaten run in Premier League 2. The young Swans took back-to-back wins in Division 2 with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Monday, their sixth in the league this season. Midfielder Byers, w...... Read Article »

Scottish double sends Swans U23s top of the league

Swans U23s 2 - 0 Fulham U23s

  A goal in each half saw Swansea City Under-23s take a 2-0 victory over Fulham at Landore and return to the top of Premier League 2 (Division 2) on Monday. The young Swans took the lead just after the half hour mark as midfielder Jay Fulton rifled home a cross from the right f... Read Article »

Swans fall to second half Villa goals

Swans U18s 1 - 3 Aston Villa U18s

Three second half goals from Aston Villa condemned Swansea City Under-18s to their first home defeat of the season in Premier League South at Landore on Saturday. Swansea attacked from the kick-off as full-back Mael Davies' through ball put Liam Cullen through on goal only for V... Read Article »

U12/U13s in festival action this half term

. . . against Fulham, Manchester United, Newcastle & Villa

Two squads from Swansea City’s youth development phase will take on a number of Category One sides at a festival at Lillieshall National Sports Centre this October half term. Our Under-12s will face Fulham, Manchester United and Aston Villa in their schedule, while the Under-13s...... Read Article »

Richards hails disciplined Swans

. . . as the U23s beat Feyenoord in International Cup debut

Coach Gary Richards expressed his delight as a young Swansea City Under-23 side beat Feyenoord 2-0 in the Premier League International Cup at Landore on Tuesday. A 25-yard strike from Dutch defender Tom Plezier saw the Swans take the lead after ten minutes with a penalty from st...... Read Article »

Under-15s runners-up at International Tournament

. . . Young Swans defeated in the final

Swansea City’s Under-15s side finished runners-up at the Premier League International Tournament on Sunday. The young Swans lost out 2-0 against Manchester City's academy side. The competition, hosted at Warwick University, pitted eight Category One sides from the Premier Leagu...... Read Article »

Brits educates academy youngsters

. . . Midfielder hosts coaching workshop at Landore

Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton this week hosted a “coaching masterclass” to pass on his knowledge of football to the next generation of players at Swans Academy. The 34-year-old, who has been with the club since 2002, hosted the session for young players training at Swanse...... Read Article »

Young Swans kick-off cup defence at home

. . . Under-19s set to take on Taffs Well in Youth Cup opener

FAW Youth Cup holders Swansea City Under-19s begin the defence of their title with a home tie against Taffs Well in the second round of the competition later this month.  The young Swans are looking to win the competition for an eighth consecutive year, having beaten gap Connah’... Read Article »

Trophy competition helping develop youngsters, says Toshack

Newport Count 1 - 2 Swansea City

Cameron Toshack expressed his delight with Swansea City’s 2-1 win over League Two side Newport County in the Checkatrade Trophy at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night. The young Swans, who included Stephen Kingsley, Jay Fulton, Mark Birighitti and Alfie Mawson in their starting XI, t...... Read Article »

Cullen and Darame on target in first league win

Leicester City U18s 0 - 3 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s recorded their first victory of the season in Premier League South thanks to a fine 3-0 win at Leicester City.  The Swans youngsters were ahead at the break thanks to Liam Cullen's 35th minute strike, and they remained in control after the interval.  Cull...... Read Article »

Under-23s start Premier League Cup with a draw

Newcastle U23s 0 - 0 Swans U23s

Swansea City Under-23s kicked-off this seasons Premier League Cup campaign with a goalless draw against Newcastle United at Whitley Park on Friday. The young Swans, playing the Magpies for a second time in five days, made seven changes to the side that narrowly lost 3-2 in the P...... Read Article »

U14s begin Albert Phelan Cup campaign

. . . at home against Wolves this Sunday

The Academy’s Under-14 side are in Premier League Albert Phelan Cup action against Wolves at Landore this Sunday, October 2.   The Swans are one of four clubs in Group D, along with Fulham, Bristol City and Wolves. Each team plays each other twice with all matches comprising of...... Read Article »

Under-15s begin Floodlit Cup campaign with a win

Swans U15s 5 - 3 Bristol Rovers U15s

The Under-15s kicked-off their Premier League Floodlit Cup campaign with a 5-3 win over Bristol Rovers Academy side on Wednesday evening. The result sees the young Swans make a winning start in Group C South with games against Bristol City and Reading still to come. Swansea Cit...... Read Article »

Richards calls for U23s to learn from mistakes

Newcastle Utd U23s 3 - 2 Swans U23s

Coach Gary Richards insists Swansea City Under-23s must cut out basic errors in order to progress this season. The young Swans lost their Premier League 2 (Division 2) match 3-2 against Newcastle United at Whitley Park on Monday. Goals from Sean Longstaff, Dan Barlaser and Call...... Read Article »

Swans maintain unbeaten home record

Swans U23s 2 - 1 Blackburn U23

Swansea City Under-23s maintained their unbeaten home record in Premier League 2 (Division 2) with a 2-1 win against Blackburn Rovers at Landore on Monday. It was Rovers who took the lead as defender Matthew Platt was on the end of a free-kick to slot home from close range. But...... Read Article »

Young Swans lose away at Brighton

Brighton U18s 3 - 1 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s went down to a 3-1 defeat against Brighton in Premier League South on Saturday. The young Swans found themselves two goals down early on in the windy conditions at the AMEX Performance Centre. Striker Liam Cullen netted his fourth goal of the season to ge...... Read Article »

The result could have gone either way, says Toshack

. . . as U23s are narrowly defeated at Middlesbrough

Cameron Toshack believed Swansea City Under-23s were unlucky not to take something from their Premier League 2 clash at Middlesbrough, which ended in a 2-1 defeat.  The young Swans controlled large spells at Victoria Park, but it was the home side who took the lead through strik...... Read Article »

Under-23s fall to first defeat of the season

Middlesbrough U23s 2 - 1 Swans U23s

Swansea City Under-23s fell to their first defeat of the season in Premier League 2 (Division 2) following a 2-1 loss against Middlesbrough at Victoria Park on Monday. After a goalless first half, Boro striker Arnel Jakupovic broke the deadlock with a low shot into the corner of... Read Article »

Cullen double earns the Under-18s a point

Swans U18s 2 - 2 Fulham U18s

A goal in each half from striker Liam Cullen helped Swansea City Under-18s to a 2-2 draw against Fulham at Landore in Premier League South on Saturday.   Swansea took the lead inside ten minutes as Cullen found space to fire past Fulham keeper Taye Ashby-Hammond at the near pos...... Read Article »

Young Swans benefit from life skills workshop

. . . Under-18s given advice on alcohol & social media

Swansea City Under-18s were this week given an education into the dangers surrounding alcohol and social media misuse.   South Wales police offer PC Craig Hadley, who regularly works with youngsters at 28 schools in the Swansea area, gave two session presentations on the topics...... Read Article »

Lewis aims to come back stronger

. . . following defeat against League One Wimbledon

Aaron Lewis insists the young Swans involved in Tuesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy defeat against Wimbledon will come back stronger from the loss. The 18-year-old defender was one of seven development players included in a youthful starting line-up as they suffered a 3-0 defeat ...... Read Article »

Under-23s extend unbeaten PL2 run

Swans U23s 2 - 0 West Ham U23s

Swansea City Under-23s maintained their 100 per cent record in Premier League 2 (Division 2) following a 2-0 win over West Ham at the Liberty Stadium on Friday.  After a goalless first half, Owain Jones broke the deadlock with a close-range finish from Tyler Reid's cross before ...... Read Article »

Under-18s rally to support local girl

. . . young Swans auction signed shirt & ball

Swansea City’s Under-18 squad have rallied to help raise money for a Swansea Valley youngster who needs urgent treatment to tackle a life changing tumour. The young Swans this week donated their fine money to purchase a Swans shirt and ball. Both are signed by the players with t...... Read Article »

Swans win seven-goal thriller at Wolves

Wolves U23s 3 - 4 Swans U23s

Swansea City Under-23s extended their Premier League 2 (Division 2) unbeaten run with a seven goal thriller against Wolves in Telford on Monday. Wolves took the lead through midfielder Christian Herc before a double from Marvin Emnes put the Swans in front at half time. French ...... Read Article »

Under-18s earn first point of the season

Swans U18s 1 Arsenal U18s 1

A second-half equaliser denied Swansea City Under-18s their first win of their Premier League South season as they drew 1-1 with Arsenal at Landore. The young Swans controlled much of the first half as winger Causso Darame’s powerful 25-yard shot rattled the crossbar after three...... Read Article »

Watch Swans U23s take on West Ham at Liberty Stadium

Tickets for Premier League 2 clash on sale now

Tickets for Swansea City Under-23s' Premier League 2 clash with West Ham at the Liberty Stadium go on sale from 10am tomorrow (Wednesday, August 3). The U23s host the East London outfit at the Liberty on Friday, August 26 (7pm) in the newly-restructured division, with admission p...... Read Article »

McBurnie strike gives U23s opening PL2 win

Swans U23s 1 - 0 West Brom U23s

Swansea City Under-23s kicked off their Premier League 2, Division 2 season with a 1-0 win over West Brom at Landore on Monday. Both sides lined up with youth and experience playing out a competitive but goalless first-half that saw Gerhard Tremmel keep out numerous chances with ...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer opening day defeat

. . . young Swans lose out to Norwich

Swansea City Under-18s suffered a 6-0 opening day defeat in their Premier League South clash against Norwich City on Friday. Despite a promising start from the young Swans that saw Keiran Evans, Cameron Berry, Causso Darame and captain Liam Cullen all drive the attack, the Canar...... Read Article »

Academy awarded Category One status

After completing successful audit process to secure top rating

Swansea City is pleased to announce that the club’s Academy has been officially awarded Category One status under the Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) rules. Last season all of Swansea City’s academy teams, from an Under-9 to Under-21 level, played in the Ca...... Read Article »

Under-21s travel to Scotland for pre-season tour

Development squad will face Morton, Falkirk & Hamilton

Swansea City Under-21s will head north of the border in July to face three teams from Scotland as part of their 2016-17 pre-season. Gary Richards and Cameron Toshack’s development squad will face Scottish Championship sides Morton (July 26) and Falkirk (July 28) at Cappielow Par...... Read Article »

Under-18s set for Austria trip as part of pre-season preparation

Tour includes training camp & matches

Swansea City Under-18s will be heading to Austria for a 14-day training camp as part of their 2016-17 pre-season. Eric Ramsay and Chris Llewellyn will take their academy squad to Südstadt National Sport and Recreation Centre, based just south of Vienna between Sunday 3 July and ...... Read Article »

Academy celebrates young Swans’ achievements

At first awards ceremony at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City reflected on a successful season for its younger generation at its first Academy Player of the Year awards night at the Liberty Stadium.   The event was an opportunity to look back on a promising year for the club’s young talent, which has seen the academy make gre...... Read Article »

Davies hails record Youth Cup win

As Swans score five to beat Connah's Quay

Under-19s captain Keston Davies hailed his side’s “team performance” as Swansea City lifted an historic 16th FAW Youth Cup at Newtown’s Latham Park on Wednesday night.   A 5-0 win over Welsh Premier side Gap Connah’s Quay saw the young Swans retain the title for a seventh succe...... Read Article »

U19s to play youth cup final in Newtown

Swans defend trophy against GAP Connah’s Quay

Swansea City Under-19s will face Welsh Premier side Gap Connah’s Quay in the final of the FAW Youth Cup on Wednesday, May 18.   The match will be played at Newton’s Latham Park (7.30pm). Ticket details to be confirmed.   The young Swans beat Llanidloes Town, Cardiff City, Lla...... Read Article »

Young Swans fight back to maintain unbeaten run

Brighton U18s 3 - 3 Swans U18s

A last-minute goal from winger Liam Cullen helped Swansea City Under-18s maintain their unbeaten merit league run with a 3-3 draw at Brighton on Saturday.   The visitors found themselves two goals down at the break but the young Swans rallied after the break to get back on leve...... Read Article »

Llewellyn hails young Swans fight-back

Derby U18s 3 Swans U18s 4

A last-gasp winner from Jordan Garrick sent Swansea City Under-18s top of Group 3 in the Premier League merit division following a 4-3 victory at Derby.  The young Swans, who are now unbeaten in their last five games, fell behind after just eight minutes courtesy of Kellan Gordo...... Read Article »

Swans coaches prepare uni football team for Varsity

. . . as Swansea take on Cardiff in the annual event

Swansea City coaches have this week been passing on football knowledge to the University men’s team ahead of their Varsity clash with Cardiff Uni on Wednesday. Dafydd Evans, who joined the academy coaching staff in October 2015, also took on the role of head coach for men’s foot...... Read Article »

Scholars extend unbeaten run to four games

Swans U18s 2 - 1 Stoke U18s

Swansea City Under-18s extended their unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League group 3 merit division at Landore on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Stoke.   Midfielder Keiran Evans broke the deadlock with a long-range strike that beat Stoke keeper Mitchel Allen after 20 minutes...... Read Article »

Swans Under-19s benefit hugely from South Africa experience

as young Swans exit Metropolitan Premier Cup at quarter-final stage

Coaches Eric Ramsay and Chris Llewellyn hailed Swansea City Under-19s’ trip to South Africa as a successful learning experience towards the young players' development.  The squad arrive back in the UK today (Wednesday) after a nine-day visit to Cape Town where an academy side to...... Read Article »

Jefferies strike earns scholars a late draw at Landore

Swans U18s 3 - 3 Man Utd U18s

A last-gasp strike from defender Dan Jefferies earned Swansea City Under-18s a draw against Manchester United in their Premier League play-off at Landore on Friday.   The young Swans started the game brightly and could have taken the lead after five minutes only for United’s ke...... Read Article »

Swans begin play-off campaign with a draw

Southampton U18s 2 - 2 Swans U18s

A second half Southampton equaliser denied Swansea City Under-18s all three points in their opening Barclays Premier League group 3 play-off match at Staplewood on Saturday. The Swans fell a goal behind after just four minutes as striker Dan N’Lundulu stabbed home from close ran...... Read Article »

Under-18s’ play-off fixtures confirmed

. . . as the young Swans start away to Saints

Swansea City’s Barclays Premier League Under-18 play-off fixtures have been confirmed, with the youngsters travelling to Southampton this Saturday.  The Swans are in group 3 after finishing 12th in the South Division and will now face teams who finished in the bottom four of the...... Read Article »

Under-19s face Newport County

. . . in semi-finals of FAW Youth Cup

Swansea City Under-19s will play Newport County’s youngsters for a place in the final of the FAW Youth Cup next month.    The young Swans beat MBi Llandudno 11-1 on Sunday to progress to the semi-finals.   The Under-19s could lift the title for a seventh successive season. Th...... Read Article »

Swans reach FAW Youth Cup Semi's

Swans U19s 11 MBi Llandudno U19s 1

Swansea City Under-19s are through to the semi-final of the FAW Youth Cup after a dominating 11-1 win over Welsh Premier League side Llandudno at Landore on Sunday. Coaches Eric Ramsay and Chris Llewellyn included five first year pro’s in their strong starting XI, including stri...... Read Article »

Richards praises second-half performance

West Ham U21s 2 - 1 Swans U21s

Swansea City Under-21s came from behind to earn a 2-1 win over West Ham in Barclays Premier League Division Two thanks to goals from Josh Sheehan and Adam King.  Despite creating some early chances, it was West Ham who led at the break through midfielder Grady Diangana's close-r...... Read Article »

Scholars left frustrated by Hammers

West Ham U18s 2 - 1 Swans U18s

West Ham came from behind to defeat a strong performance from Swansea City Under-18s at Little Heath of Saturday afternoon.   The young Swans raced out of the blocks to attack the Hammers’ goal and could have taken the lead after five minutes when a cross into the box from Keir...... Read Article »

Scholars match table toppers at Landore

Swans U18s 1-1 Chelsea U18s

Swansea City Under-18s dominated the second half at Landore to earn a 1-1 draw against table toppers Chelsea in Premier League South on Saturday afternoon.   Both sides had chances in the opening minutes as keeper Ross Treacy replaced the injured Lewis Thomas in the Swans goal ...... Read Article »

Scholars fall to Gunners fire power

Arsenal U18s 5 -2 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s kicked-off 2016 with a 5-2 defeat in Premier League South away at Arsenal at their training centre on Saturday afternoon. The scholars could not find the back of the net with early chances before Arsenal capitalised to put themselves two goals up at half-t...... Read Article »

U21s fixture changes

Development squad fixture update

Swansea City Under-21s’ Premier League Division Two league fixture at home to Fulham on Monday, January 11 has been postponed.  A new date for the fixture is yet to be announced. The development squad have also rearranged their league fixture away at West Ham. The game at Rush...... Read Article »

Young Swans cup updates

Scholars to play two cup dates in January

Swansea City Under-18s face Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup at Stebonheath Park on Friday, January 15 (7pm). The scholars beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the third round in December. Two days later (January 17) an Under-19s team will face Welsh Premier League si...... Read Article »

Foundation squads prepare for Futsal nationals

U9s & U11s in action at Birmingham Arena

Two Swansea City Academy foundation squads will play at the Futsal Nationals in Birmingham from this weekend. Both the under-9 and under-11 squads beat off competition from Aston Villa, Wolves and Birmingham City to qualify for the tournament in December. The National Finals wi... Read Article »

UNDER-18s: Swans 0 Aston Villa 2

Scholars defeated in final game before Xmas break

Two goals in the second half ended Swansea City Under-18s’ unbeaten league and cup run on Saturday morning.   The young Swans started well in the rain soaked conditions at Landore training ground and could have taken the lead through Liam Cullen after 20 minutes.   Good defen...... Read Article »

Richards reflects on harsh scoreline

West Brom U21s 3 - 0 Swans U21s

Coach Gary Richards felt Swansea City Under-21s' 3-0 defeat at West Brom on Monday was a harsh reflection on his team's performance.  The young Swans had chances in front of goal at Tamworth's Lamb Ground but could not capitalise on their efforts to equalise after going behind t...... Read Article »

Llewellyn delighted with Youth Cup victory

Swans U18s 1 - 0 Sheffield Weds U18s

Under-18s coach Chris Llewellyn expressed his pride at seeing the young Swans progress to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup following Friday’s win over Sheffield Wednesday. The scholars battled difficult pitch conditions at a cold Stebonheath Park to beat the category two sid...... Read Article »

Richards hails U21s after convincing win

Swans U21s 4 - 0 Brighton U21s

A dominating first-half display earned Swansea City Under-21s their fifth win of the season at Landore on Monday. The development squad burst out of the blocks to take a quick-fire 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes, with striker Botti Biabi netting his first goal of the season be...... Read Article »

Swans beat Cardiff in FAW Youth Cup

Swans U19s 3 - 0 Cardiff City U19s

Swansea City Under-19s booked their place in the next round of the FAW Youth Cup on Thursday with a dominating 3-0 win over rivals Cardiff. In a replay of last seasons' final the young Swans - which included a mix of youth and experience - started the better side at a rain soake...... Read Article »

We need to be more clinical, says Richards

Swans U21s 0 - 1 West Ham U21s

Swansea City Under-21s went down 1-0 at home to West Ham on Monday afternoon in stormy conditions at Landore The development side would rue a missed penalty in the first-half as Henry Jones saw his spot kick saved. Despite good chances and creative play from the Swans it was th...... Read Article »

Llewellyn pleased with Under-18s performance

Swans U18s 3 - 2 Norwich U18s

A second-half strike from substitute Brandon Griffiths helped Swansea City Under-18s to a 3-2 win in an action packed game at Landore on Saturday.   The scholars got off to a flying start when a deflected shot by winger Causso Darame looped over Norwich’s keeper to give the Swa...... Read Article »

McBurnie joins Newport loan

Striker signs with League Two side until January

Young Swans striker Oli McBurnie has signed for Newport County on a youth loan. The 19-year-old will stay with the League Two side until January 2, but the terms of his loan means he can still train and play Under-21 games during the duration of his stay with County. McBurnie, ...... Read Article »

Way helping to nurture stars of the future

. . . former Swans man helping youngsters at Yeovil

Former Swans midfielder Darren Way is hoping to help his old club develop two of its young guns into future first-team stars. Way, who spent three seasons at the Liberty Stadium, is now first-team coach at League Two Yeovil where Swansea’s young professionals Connor Roberts and ...... Read Article »

U19s face Cardiff in FAW youth cup

. . . as young Swans continue title defence

Swansea City Under-19s face Cardiff City in the third round of the FAW Youth Cup next week. The young Swans beat the Bluebirds 3-1 in the final last season to lift the title for a sixth consecutive year. This campaign, the U19s thrashed mid-Wales side Llanidloes Town 11-1 to be...... Read Article »

Ramsay disappointed with Fulham defeat

Swans U18s 1 - 2 Fulham U18s

Two goals in the first-half condemned Swansea City Under-18s to defeat at home to Fulham in Barclays Premier League South on cold November afternoon on Saturday. The scholars started brightly in the winter sunshine at Landore and could have taken an early lead through Keiran Eva...... Read Article »

Bray "itching" to return to action

As youngster reflects on a hard year of injury

Swansea City’s Alex Bray admits he is “itching” to get back playing football following a 14-month spell on the sidelines through injury. The 20-year-old winger suffered ruptured anterior knee ligament damage ten minutes into his Football League debut while on loan at League Two ...... Read Article »

U18s deserved more from the game, says Llewellyn

Reading U18s 3 - 2 Swans U18s

Second place Reading came from behind to take victory away from Swansea City Under-18s in a close-fought match at their training ground on Saturday. A fighting display from the scholars in the first-half saw striker Liam Cullen give the Swans a deserved lead on the half-hour mar...... Read Article »

Swans face Owls in FA Youth Cup

Scholars drawn at home to Sheffield Wednesday

Swansea City Under-18s will face Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of this season’s FA Youth Cup. The young Swans will host the Owls on Saturday, December 19. The location and kick-off time TBC. Last season the U18s progressed to the fifth round of the competition, beating...... Read Article »

U21s change Millwall cup tie date

Development squad fixture update

Swansea City Under-21s’ Premier League Cup fixture at home to Millwall will now be played at Landore training Ground on Monday, November 23 (6.30pm). The original league fixture at Blackburn has subsequently been moved to Monday, February 29, 2016. Two kick-off times have also ...... Read Article »

Academy youngsters aim to qualify for truce tournament

Under-12s head to Warwick

Swansea City Under-12's will travel to Warwick this weekend to take part in qualification for the Premier League truce tournament. The tournament aims to raise awareness of World War One, the conflicts links with football and forms part of the wider Football Remembers campaign. ...... Read Article »

Jones relieved to return from injury

As forward returns to U21s’ duty

Swansea City Under-21s’ striker Owain Jones hopes to get back to his best this season following his return from injury on Friday. The 20-year-old was drafted back into the development squads’ starting line-up to replace injured winger Ryan Hedges for the sides’ defeat away at Fu...... Read Article »

Scholars beat Foxes to claim first category one win

Leicester City U18s 0 - 1 Swans U18s

A goal from full-back Aaron Lewis after ten minutes was enough to give Swansea City Under-18s their first victory of the season with a 1-0 win at Leicester on Saturday. Lewis broke the deadlock when he burst through the midfield to beat the Foxes defence and fire home a fine ind...... Read Article »

Soccer AM challenges Swans U18s

Find out who was Last Man Standing on Saturday

Soccer AM's Rocket Long has been at Landore training ground this week to challenge some of Swansea City Under-18s’ players to a game of Last Man Standing. Three teams of two went back to school to face each other in the playground classic Wembley Doubles. Check out the pictures... Read Article »

Hanbury equaliser secures point

Swans U18s 2 - 2 West Ham

A dramatic goal in the last minute from substitute Sean Hanbury rescued a point for Swansea City Under-18s against West Ham at Landore on Saturday. The young scholars side started brightly breaking the deadlock after just four minutes when a cross from Causso Darame found midfie...... Read Article »

Richards hails U21s' five-star display

Swans U21s 5 - 0 Aston Villa

Coach Gary Richards labelled Swansea City Under-21s’ five-goal victory Aston Villa as the side’s best performance of the season. A dominating first-half saw the Swans take the lead with goals from Oliver McBurnie and Keston Davies. A superb curling free-kick from Henry Jones, a...... Read Article »

We had chances to win says Llewellyn

Tottenham U18s 3 - 1 Swans U18s

A fighting display from Swansea City Under-18s could not prevent the young side losing 3-1 at Tottenham in Premier League South on Saturday afternoon.  The scholars found themselves two goals behind after 25 minutes but fought back to create a number of chances. Midfielder Jack...... Read Article »

Young Swans kick-off cup defence with home tie

Under-19s set to take on Llanidloes Town in Youth Cup opener

Swansea City Under-19s begin the defence of their title with a home tie against Llanidloes Town in the second round.  The FAW Youth Cup holders are looking to win the competition for a seventh consecutive year, having beaten Cardiff City 3-1 in last season's final.  The tie wil... Read Article »

Maric helps U21s to friendly win

Swans cruise to 4-0 win over Bath University

Swansea City Under-21s secured a 4-0 friendly win over Bath University at Landore Training Ground on Monday. Goals from Adnan Maric, Tom Holland and Botti Biabi in the first half were rounded off by top scorer Oliver McBurnie on the hour mark. It proved a good test ahead of the...... Read Article »

Scholars defeated away at Chelsea

Chelsea U18s 5 - 0 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s went down 5-0 away to a dominant Chelsea side in Premier League South on Saturday. The young Swans defended well in the opening ten minutes of the game but the home side broke the deadlock soon after through midfielder Mukhtar Ali. The scholars responded ...... Read Article »

Llewellyn hails U18s defensive display

Swans U18s 0 - 0 Arsenal U18s

A double save from Under-18s goalkeeper Lewis Thomas in the final minutes helped Swansea City earn a hard fought point at home to Arsenal in Premier League South on Saturday afternoon. The young Swans stood-up to the Gunners attack straight from the kick-off as Arsenal looked to...... Read Article »

U18s PREVIEW: Swans v Arsenal

Swans scholars face Gunners at Landore

Swansea City Under-18s face Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League at Landore Training Ground on Saturday morning (11am). The Gunners lie fourth in the southern table after winning their last game 5-3 at home to rivals Spurs. Meanwhile, Swansea’s scholars will be looking to bui...... Read Article »

Richards: U21s lucky to draw

Newcastle U21s 1 - 1 Swans U21s

Swansea City Under-21s held on to secure a hard fought point against Newcastle United at Whitley Park on Monday afternoon. The Swans defended well in the first-half to keep the score goalless at half-time. Newcastle striker Ivan Toney broke deadlock for the home side after an h...... Read Article »

Brave Swans lose away at Villa

Aston Villa U18s 4-2 Swans U18s

A spirited fight-back could not stop Swansea City Under-18s falling to a 4-2 defeat away at Aston Villa in Premier League South on Saturday afternoon. The scholars found themselves two goals behind after a quarter of an hour at Bodymoor Heath Training Ground as the home side too...... Read Article »

Richards hails Under-21s' performance

Swans U21s 3-2 Wolves U21s

Swansea City Under-21s fought to secure their third win of the season in Premier League Division Two with a 3-2 victory over an experienced Wolves side at Landore on Monday night. The Swans made a dream start and broke the deadlock after just two minutes when Oliver McBurnie hea...... Read Article »

Under-18s slip to defeat at Landore

Swans U18s 1 - 3 Southampton U18s

Swansea City Under-18s fell to their fifth defeat of the season at home to Southampton on Saturday following a 3-1 loss at Landore. Despite a bright start from the scholars it was Southampton who broke the deadlock halfway through the first-half when Olofela Olohola's cross was ...... Read Article »

Host families wanted

. . . to provide accommodation for apprentice players

Swansea City are seeking host families to provide living accommodation for our academy apprentice players. Families would ideally be located within reasonable distance of Landore Training Ground in Plasmarl, Swansea. We are also seeking a family who can host an academy player wh...... Read Article »

Swans U21s lose out away to Derby

Derby U21s 2 - 1 Swans U21s

Swansea City Under-21s surrendered a second-half lead as a late Derby double saw the visitors lose 2-1 in their Premier League Division Two clash at Ste George's Park on Monday night. The Swans took the lead 12 minutes after the break when striker Oliver McBurnie headed home his...... Read Article »

Ramsay hails Under-18s' battling performance

Norwich U18s 1 - 1 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s came from a goal down to earn their first point of the campaign thanks to a 1-1 draw at Norwich.  A young Swans side – missing five key players – defended well in the first-half to soak-up a number of chances from the home team. Swans keeper Lewis Thomas ...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer Royal defeat

Swans U18s 1 - 5 Reading

Swansea City Under-18s difficult start to category one football continued on Saturday afternoon as they fell to a 5-1 defeat at home to top-of-the-table Reading. A young Swans side - which included three Under-16s players - controlled the majority of the first-half and could hav...... Read Article »

U11s come fourth at International Cup

Young Swans impress at Bath tournament

Players from Swans Academy’s under-11s and under-12s have finished fourth at an International Cup tournament against sides from across Europe. Swansea joined teams from England, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania at the tournament run by the Premier League. The young Swans wo...... Read Article »

Academy games this weekend

Swans face Reading home and away

Swansea City Under-18s go in search of their first points in the Premier League South Division at home to Reading (1pm at Landore Training Ground). At the same time Swans Under-16s will be looking to bounce back from their defeat away at Fulham last weekend. The Under-15s trave... Read Article »

Samuel makes Morton loan move

U21s striker joins Scottish Championship side

Swansea City youngster Alex Samuel has joined Scottish Championship side Morton on loan until January 9. The 19-year-old striker will spend the next four months with Morton – who won the Scottish League One title last season - as he aims to gain his first experience of senior fo...... Read Article »

U21s dominate to beat Stoke

Swans U21s 2-0 Stoke U21s

A goal in each half from Oliver McBurnie secured Swansea City Under-21s second win in Premier League Division Two at Landore on Monday night. The Swans striker opening the scoring ten minutes into the first-half, turning well to fire home from a corner. McBurnie doubled the lead ...... Read Article »

Darame strike not enough for young Swans

Fulham U18s 2-1 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s fell to a narrow defeat away at Fulham in the Barclays U18 Premier League on Saturday afternoon.  Fulham hit the post in the first-half before Swans defender Dan Jefferies saw his header blocked on the line.  The home side took the lead after 20 minutes a...... Read Article »

Former Wales international Jones returns to inspire young Swans

Matt aims to inspire next generation of Swans

Matt Jones is back at Swansea City helping to inspire the next generation of young players on and off the field at the club's academy.  The Welsh international – who made 13 appearances for the national team – recently worked with the under-13s side to help them win a pre-season...... Read Article »

Academy makes coaching changes

New roles for Richards, Toshack, Ramsey and Llewellyn

Swansea City has carried out a reshuffle in its Academy coaching team as part of an on-going review process aimed at securing Category One status.  The Under-21 squad will now be coached by Lead Coach Gary Richards and Cameron Toshack, who step up from the Under-18s. They will w...... Read Article »

Adams pleased with first U21s win

Brighton U21s 0-1 Swans U21s

Swansea City Under-21s earned their first win in the Barclays U21s Premier League Division Two at the AMEX Stadium on Monday night. Debutant Oliver McBurnie scored his first goal since joining the club from Bradford in the summer after the 19-year-old headed home Raheem Hanley's...... Read Article »

U18s hit for six against Seagulls

Brighton U18s 6 - 0 Swans U18s

Swansea City Under-18s suffered a six goal defeat away to Brighton in the Barclays U18s Premier League on Saturday. Frontman Liam Edwards alongside wingers Causso Darame and Brandon Griffiths all had chances in front of goal in the first half. But it was the home side who broke...... Read Article »

Foundation teams win London festival

U9s and U10s win pre-season tournament

Swansea City's Under-9 and Under-10 teams beat off competition from two London clubs to win a football festival at the weekend. The festival hosted by QPR, saw the young Swans also play Millwall. All three teams entered two sides into the round-robin tournament with the U9s play... Read Article »

U21s Fixture Change

Derby County game moved to Monday

Swansea City Under-21s have had next months Premier League Division Two fixture away at Derby County moved. The Swans will now face the rams youngsters on Monday 14th September at St Georges Park with a 7pm Kick-off instead of Sunday. The side next face Brighton away on Monday ... Read Article »

Swans unlucky to lose, says Adams

Swans U21s 1 - 2 West Brom U21s

Swansea City Under-21s fell to a narrow defeat in their first category one game at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night, a late goal from West Brom snatching a point from the young Swans after and entertaining end-to-end match. A stunning West Brom free-kick from Adil Nabi was can...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer opening-day defeat to Leicester

Swans U18s 1-2 Leicester City U18s

The Under-18s suffered a defeat in their first Barclays U18 Premier League game as Leicester City grabbed a 2-1 win at Landore. The Swans took a first-half lead through Liam Edwards' goal just past the half-hour mark, but the Foxes hit back in the second half to earn all three p...... Read Article »

Under-18s prepare for Leicester City test

New league season gets underway at Landore on Saturday

The Under-18s kick-off their debut season in the Barclays U18 Premier League South with a home game against Leicester City at Landore on Saturday (11am). The young Swans go into the opening weekend off the back of a tough pre-season which saw the squad play four games in six day...... Read Article »

U18s end pre-season with draw away at Chelsea

Chelsea U18s 1-1 Swans U18s

Swansea City under-18s ended their pre-season schedule with a well-earned 1-1 draw away at Chelsea on Wednesday afternoon at Cobham training ground. The young Swans welcomed back a number of players who recently played-up with the under-21s this pre-season, Adnan Maric and Steph...... Read Article »

Ticket information for U21s opener

... development squad face West Brom at the Liberty Stadium on Monday

Tickets for the Under-21s' home game against West Bromwich Albion are now on sale. The development squad's first category one game will be played at the Liberty Stadium on Monday, August 10 (7pm). Only the West Stand will be open for this fixture match with tickets priced at ju...... Read Article »

U21s lose final pre-season friendly away at Yeovil

Yeovil Town 3 - 2 Swans Under-21s

Swansea City Under-21s ended their pre-season with a defeat away at Yeovil Town's first team on Tuesday evening at Huish Park. Yeovil started brightly, two early chances for Jamie Burrows and Matthew Dolan were well kept out by Josh Vickers in the Swans goal. Despite the home si...... Read Article »

Swans youngsters face final pre-season games

...as U21s and U18s face Yeovil and Chelsea

Swansea City Under-21s are back in action this Tuesday evening against League Two side Yeovil Town at Huish Park (7.45pm ko). The Under-21s began their pre-season programme with a 3-1 defeat against Merthyr Town last month before a 2-2 draw against Conference side Wrexham. The ...... Read Article »

Czech tour perfect preparation for new U18 season, says Richards

Swans youngsters benefit from Prague tournament

Gary Richards believes Swansea City Under-18s' participation in the Generali CEE Cup in the Czech Republic has got the squad into a competitive mindset ahead of the new season.  The team arrived back in Wales on Thursday night after playing four games in six days in Prague, open...... Read Article »

Under-18s end Czech tour with win

Swans U18s 1 - 0 SK Slavia Prague

Swansea City under-18s ended their tour of the Czech Republic on a high on Tuesday afternoon winning their final ranking match 1-0 over SK Slavia Prague’s under-19s. The result means the young Swans finish 9th overall in the Generali CEE Cup with two wins, a draw and a defeat du...... Read Article »

Richards hails ‘important win’ for under-18s

…following cup play-off win in Prague

Gary Richards labelled Swansea City under-18s victory in the play-offs of the Generali CEE Cup as an ‘important’ step in their pre-season programme. The scholars beat Hungarian side Vasas Kubala Academy 2-0 in Prague on Sunday afternoon to earn their first win of the pre-season....... Read Article »

Prague trip helping U18s gel, says Richards

Young Swans into to play-off phase of CEE Cup

Gary Richards believes Swansea City under-18s time in the Czech Republic is helping blend the squad together ahead of the new season. Despite a well-earned 3-3 draw against Macedonian side Pandev Academy on Thursday followed by a 3-1 loss against local Czech side FC Bohemians 19...... Read Article »

Swans under-18s head to Czech Republic for pre-season tournament

…scholars face four games in CEE Cup

Gary Richards believes Swans-U18s trip to the Czech Republic this week will be a great opportunity for the scholars to develop and prepare for the 2015-16 season in category one football.  The squad fly out to Prague on Wednesday to take part in the annual CEE Cup which includes...... Read Article »

Under-21s held to draw by Wrexham

Swans U21s 2-2 Wrexham

The Under-21s were held to a 2-2 draw by Conference side Wrexham in their latest pre-season friendly at Landore. Captained by midfielder Leon Britton, the home side found themselves a goal down after just three minutes as Lee Fowler's corner from the left was headed in by Connor...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer friendly defeat to Dagenham

Swans U18s 0-1 Dagenham & Redbridge U18

The Under-18s' pre-season programme began with defeat as they went down 1-0 against Dagenham and Redbridge. The visitors made a bright start at Landore and came close on two occasions before the hosts settled into the contest. Swans midfielder Ben Jones saw a fierce drive tippe...... Read Article »

Under-21s suffer friendly defeat to Merthyr

Merthyr Town 3 - 1 Swans U21s

The Under-21s went down to a 3-1 defeat against Merthyr Town as their pre-season campaign got underway. Prior to kick-off at Penydarren Park, Academy Manager Nigel Rees and Merthyr's chief executive, Rob Price, were pictured on the pitch following the partnership between the two...... Read Article »

Under-18 fixtures announced

U18s start season at home to Leicester City

The Under-18s will participate in the Barclays Under-18 Premier League South for the 2015-16 season. AUGUST Sat 8: Leicester City (H) - Fairwood (12pm) Sat 15: Brighton (A) - AMEX Elite Performance Centre (11am) Sat 22: Fulham (A) - Motspur Park (11am) SEPTEMBER Sat 5: Read... Read Article »

Under-21 fixtures announced

See where the development squad play in 2015-16

The Under-21s will participate in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League Division Two for the 2015-16 season. AUGUST Mon 10: West Brom (H) - Landore (6.30pm) Mon 17: Brighton (A) - Amex Stadium (7pm) Mon 24: Stoke City (H) - Landore (6.30pm) SEPTEMBER Sun 13: Derby County (A)...... Read Article »

Swans Academy to play Category One fixtures

Premier League's boost for U21s and U18s

Swansea City’s Academy has been given an early boost with news that the club will play Category One fixtures at both U21 and U18 level this coming season.  Although the club is continuing to work towards securing full Category One status, the Premier League has promoted the Swan...... Read Article »

Academy players donate their fines

U18s donate to Gary Speed Trust fund

Swansea City’s Under-18s players have donated their fines from the last six months of the 2014-15 season to the Gary Speed Trust Fund. Academy players Owain Jones, Joe Rodon and Jack Evans handed over the cheque for £200 to former Welsh international and family friend Matt Jones...... Read Article »

Academy players offered pro contracts

Three players get pro Swans deals

Swansea City have offered three of its Youth Academy scholars their first professional contracts at the Liberty. After impressing in the club’s youth setup this campaign, Owain Jones has been offered a two-year deal while Kyle Copp and Stephen Fallon have both been offered one-y...... Read Article »

U21s crowned development league two champions

Swans U21s 3-2 Huddersfield U21s

The Under-21s were crowned Development League Two champions following a hard-fought victory over Huddersfield at the Liberty Stadium. Huddersfield took the lead when Flo Bojaj headed home from a free kick before Alex Samuel equalised with a close-range header before the break. ... Read Article »

Under-14s & U12s head to Holland

Squads to play teams from across Europe

Swans Academy Under-14s and Under-12s head to Holland this week to face some of Europe’s best young teams in the DSO Cup. Both age groups will face teams from European countries including Holland, Slovakia and Belgium before progressing into the knock-out stages of the competiti...... Read Article »

Host families needed

...for Swans apprentices

Swansea City is looking for host families to provide living accommodation for new apprentices studying and training at Swans Academy. Families MUST be based within a reasonable distance of Liberty Stadium and Landore training ground and able to look after young players aged 16 t... Read Article »

U21s play-off final at Liberty Stadium

Swans face Huddersfield on Wednesday

The Under-21s' play-off final against Huddersfield Town will be played at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday, May 13 (kick-off 7.30pm). The development squad booked their place in the final following a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday. Entry ...... Read Article »

Swans win penalty drama to reach play-off final

Forest U21s 3 - 3 Swans U21s (4-5 penalties)

The Under-21s secured a penalty shoot-out victory against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground as they booked a place in this season's play-off final. Forest had much the better of the first half and stormed into a two-goal lead thanks to strikes from Jorge Grant and James Thorn...... Read Article »

U21s face Forest in play-offs

Forest U21s v Swans U21s Preview

The Under-21s go in search of a place in this year's Development League final when they face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Wednesday (7pm). The Swans finished second in Development League Two South - six points behind Crystal Palace - while Forest topped the North divi... Read Article »

U9s clinch cup in Poland

Foundation squad unbeaten in APN tournament

Swans Academy Under-9s beat off competition from around Europe to win the 2015 APN Football Cup in Poland this weekend. The Academy Foundation squad topped their group by five points after winning nine out of their 10 matches and scoring 50 goals during the two days of games. U...... Read Article »

VIDEO - Watch highlights of Swans U19s FAW Youth Cup win

Young Swans end season on a high

The Under-19s lifted the FAW Youth Cup for the sixth straight season following victory over Cardiff City. It means the Swans have now won the competition on nine occasions after a 3-1 win at the Cardiff City Stadium. And our Swans TV cameras were on hand to capture all the pre-... Read Article »

Swans U19s win FAW Youth Cup

Cardiff U19s 1-3 Swans U19s

The Under-19s lifted the FAW Youth Cup for the sixth straight season following victory over Cardiff City. The Swans got off to a perfect start at the Cardiff City Stadium as Keston Davies headed home inside two minutes. The Bluebirds reacted well and goalkeeper Lewis Thomas had...... Read Article »

FAW Youth Cup final preview

Swans U19s face Cardiff tonight

The Under-19s go in search of a sixth straight FAW Youth Cup crown when they face Cardiff City on Thursday (7pm). The young Swans head to the Cardiff City Stadium on the back of a positive season in Development League Two South - including a run to the fifth round of this year's...... Read Article »

Under-9s head to Poland

Foundation squad to take on European challenge

Swans Academy under-9s head to Poland this week to face teams from across Europe in the APN Football Cup 2015. The team will be the youngest Swansea City have taken on football tour with the Academy foundation phase facing the likes of Legia Warsaw’s under-9s, Czech side Slavia ...... Read Article »

U19s prepare for Thursday's FAW Youth Cup final

Tickets available for clash at The Cardiff City Stadium

Swansea City will defend their FAW Youth Cup title against Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium this Thursday, April 30 (7pm KO).  The Swans, who have won the FAW Youth Cup for the past five seasons, convincingly beat The New Saints 6-1 in the final at the Liberty last April...... Read Article »

U21s draw final league game of season

Swans U21s 0 - 0 Ipswich Town U21s

The Under-21s ended their league season with a point following a goalless draw against Ipswich at Landore. The home side had the better chances of an even first half as Henry Jones and Stephen Fallon both came close. But they couldn't find a winner in the second half as the dev...... Read Article »

U21s secure play-off place

Cardiff U21s 0 - 1 Swans U21s

The Under-21s sealed a place in this season's play-offs after a narrow victory over Cardiff. Top scorer Kenji Gorre's goal proved to be the difference, his deflected shot looping over Ben Wilson midway through the first half. Cardiff were reduced to ten men before the interval ... Read Article »

Under-18s end season with defeat

Charlton U18s 2 - 0 Swans U18s

The Under-18s ended their league campaign with a defeat as they went down 2-0 against table-topping Charlton. The home side were looking to keep pace at the top of Development League Two South, while the Swans wanted to halt a run of four straight defeats. However, they found t... Read Article »

Academy players get Wales call-ups

Eleven players get international calls

Four Academy players have been called up to the Wales Under-19 squad for an international friendly against Germany this month. Lewis Thomas, Joe Rodon, Dylan Thomas and Dan James have all been included in Geraint Williams' squad for the game in Nordhorn on Tuesday, April 21. Me...... Read Article »

Swans slip to defeat at home to Millwall

Swans U21s 0 - 1 Millwall U21s

The Under-21s suffered only their second home defeat of the season as Millwall claimed all three points at the Liberty Stadium. The hosts had the better of the first half and came close through both Henry Jones and Kenji Gorre, while Jamie Philpot hit the woodwork for the visito... Read Article »

U21s host Millwall at Liberty tonight

Young Swans chase play-off place

The Under-21s are back in action tonight as they take on Millwall at the Liberty Stadium (6.30pm). The development squad are currently second in the Development League Two South table with just three league games left to play. Crystal Palace leapfrogged the Swans into top spot ...... Read Article »

U21s continue play-off push at Liberty Stadium

Tickets now on sale

Tickets for Swansea City's Under-21 clash with Millwall are now on sale. The Swans U21s return to Liberty Stadium to face Millwall in their Development League Two South fixture on Monday, April 13 with a kick-off time of 6.30pm. The Under-21s sit top of the league table with th...... Read Article »

Coaches hail South African experience

U19s depart Cape Town

Cameron Toshack and Gary Richards both hailed the Under-19s’ trip to South Africa as a great success and believe the experience will be invaluable for their development. The travelling party fly home to the UK from Cape Town tonight following participation in this year’s Metropo...... Read Article »

U19s bow out of Metropolitan Cup

Swans lose 6-5 on penalties

The Under-19s bowed out of the Metropolitan Premier Cup following a penalty shoot-out defeat against JL Zwane on Saturday afternoon. The squad progressed to the knockout stage following a 1-1 draw against the University of Stellenbosch earlier in the day. After going behind aft...... Read Article »

Swans suffer defeat in Cape Town

Swans U19 1 - 3 Harmony Academy

An impressive second-half performance from Harmony Academy saw the South African side secure a 3-1 victory over the Swans at Erica Park. The Under-19s made four changes to the team that beat Battswood, with Lewis Thomas – who joined the travelling party on Thursday – replacing G...... Read Article »

U19s make perfect start in South Africa

Swans U19s 4 - 0 Battswood

Swans under-19s top group C after a superb 4-0 win over Cape Town side Battswood in their opening game of the Metropolitan Premier Cup. Midfielder Tom Dyson opened the scoring in the first-half before goals from Kyle Copp, Dan James and Liam Cullen sealed the win in the second p...... Read Article »

Swans coaches ‘leaving legacy in South Africa’

Around 500 children & coaches reached by Swans football workshops

Swans Academy coaching staff have ended week one in South Africa by leaving a lasting legacy according to Head of Coaching, David Adams. A team of five coaches have been working with young football teams and their staff in Cape Town – from a grass roots to league level. With wo...... Read Article »

U21s return to top spot

Swans U21s 2 -1 Leeds U21s

Swans Under-21s returned to the top of Development League Two South after coming from behind to beat Leeds United 2-1 at the Liberty.  The young Swans, who were missing a number of key players due to international call-ups and loan commitments, fell behind after Brian Montenegro...... Read Article »

Swans begin coaching in South Africa

Academy staff hold workshops with local Cape Town clubs

Swansea City Academy coaches have begun their two-week trip to South Africa by working with two football clubs in the Cape Town area.  Five academy coaches have this week trained young players from age six through to an under-19 level at SA League 1 side Milano United and amateu...... Read Article »

Swans land in South Africa

Academy coaches begin links with local children & coaches

Swansea City have this week begun to build football links in South Africa. A team from Swans Academy coaching staff arrived in Cape Town on Monday to begin a week of coaching sessions with school children at local football clubs across the city. Academy staff will also be hosti...... Read Article »

Watch Swans U21s play at Liberty

Tickets now on sale

Tickets for Swansea City's Under-21 clash with Leeds United are now on sale. The Swans U21s return to Liberty Stadium to face Leeds in their Development League Two South fixture on Monday, March 30 with a kick-off time of 6.30pm. The Under-21s currently sit top of the league ta...... Read Article »

Young Swans ease into FAW Youth Cup final

Bala Town U19s 0 - 7 Swans U19s

The Under-19s eased into the final of the FAW Youth Cup following a comfortable victory over Bala Town at Latham Park. After an even opening period, the Swans took the lead as Kyle Copp finished off a fine counter attacking move with a fierce half volley. And they doubled their...... Read Article »

Under-21s stay top after draw

Swans U21s 0-0 Bristol City U21s

The Under-21s stayed top of Development League Two South despite being held to a goalless draw by Bristol City. In a tight contest, chances were at a premium in the opening period but the visitors did hit the woodwork through Connor Evans. The Swans enjoyed the better of an ope... Read Article »

Swans Under-19s set for South Africa tour

Academy side to play in Metropolitan Premier Cup

Swansea City are be heading to South Africa this Easter to feature in the Metropolitan Under-19 Premier Cup.  An Academy Under-19s side will be travelling to Cape Town on March 29 to take part in the 27th edition of the competition.  The 32-team tournament at Erica Park feature...... Read Article »

Under-18s lose at home to Ipswich

Swans U18s 2 - 4 Ipswich U18s

The Under-18s suffered their first defeat in seven matches on Saturday after being beaten by Ipswich at Fairwood. After a positive first half, the home side found themselves behind at the break but they hit back immediately after the restart with a fine Dan James goal. However,...... Read Article »

Under-18s held to draw by Bristol City

Swans U18s 2 - 2 Bristol City U18s

The Under-18s were held to a 2-2 draw against Bristol City at Landore last weekend. A Joe Rodon header put the home side ahead before City levelled with a 25 yard free kick before the interval. The visitors went ahead via the penalty spot in the second period, but Swansea came ...... Read Article »

U18s at home to Bristol City

young Swans go in search of third straight win

The Under-18s will be looking for a third straight league win when they face Bristol City on Saturday (11am). The young Swans will also be looking to build on last weekend's 2-0 victory over Millwall, with goals from Kyle Copp and Dan James handing the home side all three points...... Read Article »

U21s unbeaten run ended in Essex

Colchester U21s 5-2 Swans U21s

The Under-21s saw their unbeaten run come to an end following a 5-2 defeat against Colchester on Monday. In an open first half, the home side led through an early Dion Sembie-Ferris strike before Raheem Hanley levelled with a fierce shot from a tight angle. Colchester regained ...... Read Article »

U21s away at Colchester on Monday

The Under-21s are back in action on Monday as they travel to Colchester United (7pm). The development squad will be looking to maintain their place at the top of Development League Two South as they sit three points clear of second-placed Cardiff. The Swans will also want to co... Read Article »

Under-18s secure win over Millwall

Swans U18s 2 - 0 Millwall U18s

The Under-18s secured back-to-back league wins following a 2-0 victory over Millwall at Landore on Saturday. After a goalless first half, it took until the 69th minute for the deadlock to be broken as Kyle Copp netted from the penalty spot. And the win was sealed late on as Dan...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U18s v Millwall U18s

Young Swans look for back-to-back wins

The Under-18s will be looking to secure back-to-back league wins when they face Millwall at Landore on Saturday (11am). The young Swans will also be looking to build on last weekend's thrilling 3-2 victory over rivals Cardiff, with Kyle Copp's late strike handing the visitors al...... Read Article »

REPORT: Cardiff U18s 2 Swans U18s 3

Visitors comeback to take derby spoils

The Under-18s produced a stirring late comeback to seal a crucial 3-2 victory over Cardiff. After a goalless first half, Liam Cullen put the Swans ahead when he rifled a left-foot shot into the top corner. However, Cardiff hit back with two goals in quick succession to turn the...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Brentford U21s v Swans U21s

U21s back in action in London tonight

The Under-21s are back in action on Friday as they take on Brentford at Griffin Park (7pm). The development squad will be looking to maintain their place at the top of Development League Two South following last Monday's 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace. The Swans looked on cour... Read Article »

U21s denied by last minute equaliser

Swans U21s 3 - 3 Crystal Palace

A stoppage-time equaliser from Connor Dymand denied the Under-21s a seventh win in eight matches. The visitors went ahead early on when Fisayo Adarabioyo slotted home, but a brace from Kenji Gorre saw the Swans lead at the interval. A Kyle de Silva penalty levelled the scores t... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U21s v Crystal Palace U21s

U21s look to extend their lead at the top of the table

The Under-21s are back in action on Monday as they take on Crystal Palace at Landore (6pm). The development squad will be looking to maintain their place at the top of Development League Two South as they sit two points clear of second-placed Cardiff. The Swans will also want t...... Read Article »

Under-18s denied by last-gasp Bees

Brentford U18s 1 - 1 Swans U18s

The Under-18s were denied an impressive win on Saturday when they were held to a 1-1 draw against Brentford. The young Swans came into the contest on the back of a thumping 8-0 win over Colchester, while Brentford were looking to consolidate their place at the top of Development...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Brentford U18s v Swans U18s

Young Swans looking for back-to-back league wins

The Under-18s could move up to second in the table when they face Brentford on Saturday (1pm). The young Swans will also be looking to build on last weekend's impressive 8-0 victory over Colchester at Fairwood. Just one points separates Swansea in fifth and second-placed Crysta...... Read Article »

League & Cup double for U18s/U19s

Swans seal win over Colchester & Airbus

The Under-18s recorded their biggest win of the season after beat Colchester United 8-0 at Fairwood. Owain Jones got the home side off to a perfect start with a goal after just five minutes, before Stephen Fallon grabbed a second before half-time with a fine 25-yard strike. The...... Read Article »

Busy month for Swans Academy sides

February Fixtures

Saturday 7th February - U16/U18 v Brentford (Away) - kick-off 1pm Monday 9th February - U21 v Crystal Palace (Home - Landore) - kick-off 6pm                           Friday 13th February - U21 v Brentford (Away) - kick-off 7pm           Saturday 14th February - U16/U18 v Card...... Read Article »

Swans U14s lose out to Millwall in FA Youth Cup

Millwall U14s 4 - 0 Swans U14s

Swansea City Under-14s missed out on a quarter-final place in the FA Youth Cup after a poor first half performance saw Millwall win 4-0 at their Marvels Lane Training Ground on Sunday. Despite a bright start, the Swans went a goal behind just 8 minutes into the match when a loos... Read Article »

Toshack proud of players despite cup exit

Under-18s bow out of Youth Cup against Chelsea

Cameron Toshack insists the Under-18s can be proud of their efforts despite bowing out of the FA Youth Cup following Wednesday's defeat against Chelsea. The young Swans suffered a 6-0 reverse against the five-time winners and reigning champions after wins over Doncaster and Watf... Read Article »

FA YOUTH CUP: Chelsea 6 Swans 0

Swans lose to dominant Blues

The Under-18s bowed out of the FA Youth Cup at the fifth round stage after defeat against Chelsea. The home side found themselves with a two-goal advantage in the first half thanks to a brace from Tammy Abraham, while Dan James forced a smart save from Blues goalkeeper Bradley C... Read Article »

Swans Under-18s face Chelsea in FA Youth Cup

Swans could reach quarter-finals for first time

Swansea City’s Under-18s could make history on Wednesday (21st January) as they face Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup. The game at Aldershot Town FC kicks-off at 7:05pm. The Swans face the current holders of the cup after beating Watford and Doncaster Rovers in th...... Read Article »

U21s return to top spot with win

Swans U21s 2 - 1 QPR U21s

A goal in each half from Kenji Gorre saw the development squad seal a hard-fought victory over Queens Park Rangers. The home side broke the deadlock after 12 minutes as Gorre capitalised on a poor backpass before firing in off the post. Rangers levelled midway through the secon... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer home defeat to Palace

After making 11 changes to starting line-up

The Under-18s suffered their first home defeat since September as they went down 4-2 against Crystal Palace. The Swans - who made 11 changes to the side that beat Doncaster in the FA Youth Cup in midweek - found themselves a goal down at the interval at Landore. However, Ashlei...... Read Article »

Three Swans Academy sides in Futsal Tournament action

Swans Under-9s/10s and 14s play this weekend

Swansea City Under-9s and under-10s travel to Birmingham on Saturday to face a series of teams in indoor Futsal Tournament action. Both Swans age groups will field two different teams against two teams from West Brom, Wolves and Reading in a 5-a-side format. Meanwhile, Swans un...... Read Article »

Swans win sets-up Chelsea FA Youth Cup tie

Swans U18s 2 - 1 Doncaster U18s

The Under-18s came from behind to secure victory over Doncaster Rovers in the FA Youth Cup and set up a fifth round tie against holders Chelsea. The Swans found themselves behind at the interval in Llanelli as Liam Mandeville headed home from a Matthew Davies free kick. But a s...... Read Article »

U14s into next round of FA Youth Cup

Swans U14s 3 - 1 Fulham U14s

Swans Under-14s are through to the next round of the FA Youth Cup after a convincing 3-1 win over Fulham at Landore on Sunday afternoon. The Academy side went a goal behind early in the first half against the but recovered 20 minutes later when defender Jake Nicholls volleyed ho...... Read Article »

Hedges joins Orient on loan

U21s player makes temporary switch

Young Swansea City forward Ryan Hedges has joined League One club Leyton Orient on a one-month loan deal.  The 19-year-old has been in impressive form for the club’s Under-21 side this season, scoring five goals to help lift them to the top of the Pro Development League Two Sout...... Read Article »

HIGHLIGHTS of Swans Under-18s win over Cardiff

Swans U18s 2 - 0 Cardff U18s

Watch highlights of Swansea City Under-18s 2-0 win over Cardiff City Under-18s at Landore on Friday night. Goals from Owain Jones and Dylan Thomas helped bagged the Swans first win of 2015 and helped the side rise to 2nd the Under-18s Professional Development League 2 South. Th... Read Article »

Swans U18s 2 - 0 Cardiff U18s

Under-18s start New Year with a win

A goal in each half from Owain Jones and Dylan Thomas gave the Under-18s a deserved victory over Cardiff City at Landore. The home side took the lead midway through the first half when Jones coolly slotted past Joe Massaro, while Kyle Copp saw a second-half penalty saved by the ... Read Article »

U18s Moved to Friday

Swans Face Cardiff at Landore

Swansea City Under-18s league game at home to Cardiff City has been moved forward a day to this Friday, January 9th. The Academy side have only suffered one defeat in their last nine games - narrowly losing 2-1 away at Millwall just before Christmas. The Under-18s lay 4th in th... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Millwall U21s v Swans U21s

U21s return to league action against Lions

The Under-21s return to league action following the festive break with a trip to Millwall on Tuesday (12pm). The young Swans are in a rich vein of form, winning six league games on the spin and going unbeaten in ten outings. They ended 2014 with a 2-0 victory against Bristol Ci...... Read Article »

U21s beat Liverpool in friendly

Young Swans continue good form on Merseyside

The Under-21s continued their recent run of form with a friendly victory over Liverpool on Monday. The fixture was arranged due to both clubs having a break in their respective league programmes, while Liverpool played Swansea in the Premier League later in the day. Having arri...... Read Article »

Under-18s suffer narrow defeat

Young Swans see unbeaten run come to an end

The Under-18s went down to a 2-1 defeat against Millwall on Saturday in Development League Two South. Despite taking an early lead thanks to Stephen Fallon's goal, the Lions roared back to claim all three points in the capital. The result brought an end to the squad's eight-gam...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Millwall U18s v Swans U18s

Young Swans Look To Continue Run

The Under-18s are looking to continue their recent run when they travel to Millwall on Saturday (11am). The young Swans made it seven victories on the spin in midweek with a 3-1 win over Watford in the FA Youth Cup. That result set up a fourth round tie against either Doncaster...... Read Article »

Toshack's delight at Youth Cup victory

Under-18s beat Watford

Under-18s coach Cameron Toshack revealed his pride at seeing the young Swans progress to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup following Monday's victory over Watford. At a cold and wet Stebonheath Park, the Swans came from a goal down to secure a 3-1 win and set up a home tie ag...... Read Article »

Swans U18s 3 - 1 Watford U18s

Swans through to 4th round of FA Youth Cup

The Under-18s progressed to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup after coming back from a goal down to beat Watford. The visitors got off to a fine start as Ogo Obi gave the Hornets the lead after seven minutes, while Owain Jones saw a penalty saved midway through the first half... Read Article »

Swans poppy shirts raise thousands

Academy players help Swans raise over £5000 for Royal British Legion

Poppy branded shirts worn by the Swans during the 2-1 win over Arsenal in November have raised over £5000 for The Royal British Legion at auction. Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson’s shirt received the highest bid, selling for £660, while under-21s regular Modou Barrow - who...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U18s v Watford U18s

Swans begin FA Youth Cup campaign in Llanelli

Swansea City under-18s begin their FA Youth Cup campaign when they host Watford at Stebonheath Park on Tuesday (7pm). The young Swans have been in fine form of late, winning their last seven matches in all competitions - including a 4-1 victory over Brentford last weekend. Coac...... Read Article »

U21s win five in a row

Bristol City U21 0 - 2 Swans U21

The Under-21s remain top of Development League Two South after a comfortable victory over Bristol City. The visitors dominated from the start and broke the deadlock when Kenji Gorre crossed for Modou Barrow to convert his fifth of the season. Barrow was involved in the second g...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U21s take on Bristol City U21s

U21s look to end year on a high

The Under-21s go in search of a fifth straight win when they travel to Bristol City on Monday (1.30pm). Following last Monday's victory over Colchester, the development squad extended their unbeaten run to nine matches - including four straight wins. That result moved them back...... Read Article »

Foundation & Youth squads face Coventry

Academy play Sky Blues home & away on Sunday

Swansea City’s Youth Development and Foundation Phase teams face Coventry City home and away this Sunday, December 14th. The Under-9s, U11s and U13s face the Sky Blues at Landore training ground with an 11:30am kick-off. The academies Under-10s, U12s and U14’s travel away to pl...... Read Article »

Seven Wins In A Row

Under-18s Now Unbeaten In 11!

The Under-18s made it seven wins on the spin after a 4-1 victory over Brentford at Fairwood. The home side raced into a three-goal lead at the interval at Fairwood thanks to goals from Owain Jones (pen), Kyle Copp and Dan James. Jones had a penalty saved moments before half-tim...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U18s v Brentford U18s

Youngsters look to continue unbeaten run

The Under-18s go in search of their seventh straight win when they host table-topping Brentford on Saturday (1pm). The Swans welcome the Bees to Fairwood on the back of last weekend's impressive 2-0 victory at Colchester. That result also meant the youngsters have lost just onc...... Read Article »

Swans Face Airbus In Welsh Youth Cup

U19’s in quarter-finals of FAW competition

Swansea City’s Under-19s have been drawn at home to Airbus UK in the quarter finals of the FAW Youth Cup. The Swans beat Haverfordwest 3-1 in the third round in November after thrashing Mid Wales side Bow Street FC 14-0 at Landore in the second round at the beginning of the mont...... Read Article »

Swans Face Watford In FA Youth Cup

Third Round Tie At Stebonheath Park

Swansea City will face Watford in the third round of this season's FA Youth Cup. The Under-18s will host the Hornets on Tuesday, December 16 with a kick-off time of 7pm. The game will also be played at Stebonheath Park, Llanelli. Admission will be £3 adults and £1 concessions....... Read Article »

Under-18s Win Six In A Row

...After 2-0 Win Away Colchester

The Under-18s made it six wins in a row in all competitions following a 2-0 victory over Colchester United on Saturday. A goal in each half from Steve Fallon and Dan James helped Cameron Toshack's side to all the three points as they continued their fine form. The game was init...... Read Article »

Academy Face Cardiff

Foundation & Development Squads Play Sunday

Swansea City’s Youth Development and Foundation Phase face Cardiff City home and away this Sunday. The Under-11’s and Under-13’s face the Bluebirds at Landore with an 11am kick-off. The academies Under-12’s and Under-14’s travel away to play Cardiff at the University of Glamorg...... Read Article »

WATCH Swans Under-12's In Belgium Tournament Action

Part 2 of Academy's Visit To Ypres

WATCH part 2 of Swansea City Under-12's visit to Belgium in this weeks Swans IN FOCUS. See how the young Swans got on as they kicked-off the action in the Premier League Christmas Truce Tournament with interviews from players and coaches.... Read Article »

Academy Job Opportunity

Head of Foundation Phase Coach

An exciting job opportunity at Swansea City AFC for a full time Head of Foundation Phase Coach working primarily with 5 to 11 year olds within the Club’s Youth Academy Department. Swansea City AFC are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and skilled individual to de...... Read Article »

Swans Continue Unbeaten Month With Dominating Win

Swansea Under-18s 7-2 QPR Under-18s

A dominant 7-2 victory over QPR saw Swansea City Under-18’s take their third league win in a row at Fairwood training ground on Saturday afternoon. A goal from an early QPR penalty was cancelled out by strikes from Kyle Copp, Dan James and a first half hat-trick from front man O...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U18s v QPR U18s

Young Swans Look To Continue Unbeaten Month

Swansea City Under-18s return to league action on Saturday as they host Queens Park Rangers at Fairwood (11am). The youngsters are looking for their fifth win in a row in all competitions after beating Haverfordwest 3-1 in the FAW Youth Cup last weekend. Victory could see the S...... Read Article »

WATCH Swans Under-12's Trip To Belgium

Part 1 Of Academy's Visit To Ypres

WATCH part 1 of Swansea City Under-12's visit to Belgium in this weeks Swans IN FOCUS. We follow the young Swans Under-12s in the first part of our video special from their trip to Ypres for the Premier League Christmas Truce Tournament. The young team also took time to learn a...... Read Article »

Swans Help Wales To Victory Shield Win

Liam Cullen Scores To Help Wales To 2-0 Victory Over Northern Ireland

Swansea City midfielder Liam Cullen scored to help Wales to their first outright Victory Shield win for 66 years. The 15-year-old academy product helped Wales to a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland at Ballymena Showground’s on Thursday night with West Brom youngster Tyler Roberts ge...... Read Article »

Young Swans Benefit From Belgium Trip

U12s Learn Lessons On And Off The Pitch From Ypres Visit

Swansea City Under-12s won on the final day of a special Premier League football tournament in Ypres, Belgium.  The young squad returned to Wales this week after spending four days on the continent playing in the Christmas Truce Tournament alongside 19 other Premier League acade...... Read Article »

Three Swans Academy Players Included In Wales Squad

U16s Target Shield Win

Three players from Swans Academy have been included in Wales Under-16’s squad to play Northern Ireland in the Victory Shield this Thursday (November 20th). Two wins in the competition mean Wales need just a draw to win the trophy outright for the first time since 1948/49.  Swan...... Read Article »

Young Swans Pay Respect To War Heroes

Under-12s Visit Belgium To Take Part In Christmas Truce Tournament

Swansea City Under-12s paid their respects to those who lost their lives in the First World War on Friday. The young Swans, who are currently in Ypres, Belgium, to compete in the annual Premier League Christmas Truce Tournament, visited a series of war graves and attended the ni...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Swans U19s v Haverfordwest U19s

Young Swans Continue Youth Cup Run

Swansea City Under-19s take a break from league action this Sunday as they face Haverfordwest in the third round of the FAW Youth Cup at Landore (11am). The youngsters will be aiming to continue their run in the tournament after a 14-0 win over Bow Street in the second round, an...... Read Article »

Academy Marks Armistice

Under-18's Pause Training For 2 Minute Silence

Swans Academy marked the two minute silence on Armistice Day at Landore on Tuesday. Under-18’s coach Cameron Toshack brought the morning training session to a pause a few minutes before 11am – addressing his players about the commemoration – before the team observed the silence.... Read Article »

Young Swans Earn Back-To-Back Wins

Crystal Palace U18s 0 - 1 Swans U18s

The Under-18s made it back-to-back league wins following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Dan James struck a post before the visitors broke the deadlock as Adnan Maric played in Owain Jones who produced a cool finish on 75 minutes. The result means the Under-18s have ...... Read Article »

Academy Players Called Up For International Duty

Seven Swans Players To Represent Wales

Swans Academy players Daniel Jefferies, Liam Cullen, Keiran Evans and Joe Lewis continue their duty for Wales Under-16’s against Scotland tonight (Friday, November 7th) in the Victory Shield. The Swans quartet were involved with Wales 1-0 win over England’s Under-16’s in the ope...... Read Article »

PREVIEW: Crystal Palace U18s v Swans U18s

Young Swans Look To Continue Winning Run

Swansea City Under-18s travel down the M4 to South London to face Crystal Palace in a mid-table league clash on Saturday morning.  The side go into the game off the back of a 3-0 win over Charlton at Fairwood training ground last weekend while they also beat Bow Street 14-0 in t...... Read Article »

Swans draw Haverfordwest in Youth Cup

U19’s Continue FAW Cup Run In 3rd Round

Swansea City’s Under-19’s face Haverfordwest in the third round of the Southern Section of the FAW Youth Cup. The Swans earned their place in the next round after thrashing Mid Wales side Bow Street FC 14-0 in the second round at Landore on Sunday (November 2nd). Three hat-tric...... Read Article »

Hanbury Double Secures Draw

Swans U16’s 2-2 Charlton Athletic U16’s

A double from striker Sean Hanbury helped Swansea’s Under-16’s to a 2-2 draw at a windswept Fairwood on Saturday afternoon. The Swans took the lead midway through the first half after to a break-away attack through winger Causso Darame supplied front man Hanbury to slot home. T...... Read Article »

Under-18’s bag second win of the season

Swans Under-18’s 3 – 0 Charlton Athletic Under-18’s

Swansea Under-18’s bagged their second win of the season in style at home to high flying Charlton on Saturday afternoon. A free-kick from Kyle Copp and a neat finish from front man Owain Jones put the Swans 2-0 up at the break before defender Aaron Lewis fired home after the re-...... Read Article »

Under-18's Target Return To Winning Ways

Under-18's Face Charlton At Fairwood

Swansea City Under-18s look to return to winning ways at home to Charlton Athletic this Saturday afternoon.  The young Swans suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat away to Ipswich Town last weekend, with 14-year-old keeper Alex Lang starting between the sticks after a sickness bug affecte...... Read Article »

Two U21's Called Into First Team

Academy Players Could Feature In Cup

Two Swansea Under-21's players have been included in Garry Monk's squad to face Liverpool in the Capital One Cup 4th Round on Tuesday night. Defender Liam Shephard and Striker Modou Barrow have missed the Swans U21's match this afternoon with QPR to join up with the first team s...... Read Article »

U21's Pegged Back To Draw In West London

QPR U21's 2 - 2 Swans U21's

Swansea City Under-21s let slip a two-goal lead as they were held to a 2-2 draw against QPR at Harlington. Chris Llewellyn's side raced into a two-goal lead at the break couresy of goals from Kenji Gorre and Josh Sheehan. Rangers pulled a goal back just two minutes into the sec...... Read Article »

U18's Unbeaten Run Comes To An End

Ipswich U18's 2 - 1 Swans U18's

Swansea City Under-18s saw their unbeaten run come to an end on Saturday following a 2-1 defeat at Ipswich. The young Swans were forced into a number of changes in the build-up to kick off as six players - including goalkeeper Lewis Thomas - went down with a sickness bug.   Th...... Read Article »

U15's Impress In Category One Tournament

Young Swans Show Promise In Continental Competition

Swansea City’s Under-15s took on the might of Europe in a Category One tournament earlier this month. The Academy – a Category Two side – were offered the slot earlier this year when Tottenham pulled out and qualified for the finals in August after topping their group - beating B...... Read Article »

U18's Continue Unbeaten Run

Swans Draw Against Leeds

Swansea City Under-18s maintained their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw away at Leeds United on Saturday.   The Swans contained five first-year scholars in their starting line-up - with Owain Jones, Adnan Maric and Steve Fallon all called up to the club's Under-21 side for their c...... Read Article »

Swans U18's 0 - 0 Huddersfield U18's

Young Swans Held To Goalless Draw

Swansea City Under-18s were held to a 0-0 draw with Huddersfield on Saturday, with coach Cameron Toshack labelling it their "best performance of the season so far."   The young Swans created numerous chances to break the deadlock, but a strong performance from the Huddersfield ...... Read Article »

Young Swans Draw With Crewe

Under-18's Share Spoils At Crewe

Swansea City Under-18s earned a 3-3 draw away at Crewe on Saturday.   The young Swans opened the scoring 12 minutes into the game through midfielder Jamie Latham before two quick-fire goals from Crewe six minutes later saw the home side take the lead into half-time.   Cameron...... Read Article »

Swans Young Guns Win Friendly

Swans Academy 3 - 2 Hartpury College

A mixed Swans side lined up for a friendly against Gloucestershire’s Hartpury College at Landore training ground on Wednesday afternoon. The Swans ran out 3-2 winners with a brace from striker Kyle Copp and a goal from 16-year-old midfielder Dan James. The squad was made up of ...... Read Article »

Academy Team Face Southampton

Youngsters in action at Landore

The Academy teams return to action this weekend with matches against Southampton. The Under-9s, Under-11s and Under-13s are at home at Landore (all games kick off at 12pm). Meanwhile, the Under-10s, Under-12s and Under-14s travel to Hampshire to face the Saints. The bus will l... Read Article »

Academy Holds Coaching Workshop

Over 50 coaches from local teams and clubs attended a coaching workshop at Swans Academy in Landore on Wednesday evening. Run in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust and FAW, the workshop outlined the Swans’ training philosophy and curriculum, with the aim to help impr...... Read Article »