Newtown AFC Academy aspire to provide the highest quality training, development and education for the benefit of the individual, the team and community as a whole.


Deliver outstanding facilities and a safe & fun environment for young players to express themselves

during their football and social development

Provide a model pathway for the education and progression of youth players

Teach the benefits of education, a healthy lifestyle and diet, drug awareness and codes of conduct

Maximise the potential of talented individuals, providing a genuine route through to first team football

Develop players with an awareness of their responsibilities to each other and mutual respect for others

Develop relationships with parents, schools and other professional organisations that are concerned with the individual and collective needs of young players.


Club captain and long serving defender Craig Williams was appointed as head of youth in the summer of 2018.

Craig, who holds his UEFA A licence, has been coaching in the academy for a number of years and is a product of the academy himself.

He currently runs the U16 side alongside fellow first team player Neil Mitchell

Development Centre

The sides from U8s to U11s do not play in a structured league however they play continuous friendly matches through the season.

They also play in various tournaments they chose to enter and matches are arranged by the Head of Youth.