A three-part documentary series narrated by Troy Townsend, examining the industrialised football Academy system.
3x 1hr, by Unedited, starts July 2021
The series, which will culminate in a 2-hour live show, will look at the mental and emotional impacts on the young men and women who are rejected by the Academy system.
It’s perhaps one of sport’s most overlooked and biggest issues – rarely talked about, but widely accepted. Often starting out as young as 8 years old, both boys and girls are fed a professional dream from a young age – but, some experts estimate that only 5-10% of all Academy players will go on to sign professional contracts.