Livingston Football Club today took the strategic and financial decision to withdraw support for the Youth Academy Football teams.
Project Brave has placed Livingston Football Club in the bottom tier of the new Youth structure, with funding and governance requirements which make it impossible for the Club to continue with its aim of nurturing young talent through top class competition.
This has been an incredibly difficult decision for the Club, but we have agreed that our focus must now be on the Premiership and the huge challenge ahead this season. We will of course continue with a Reserve team which allow for players from 16+ years of age to participate, and thus providing opportunities for young players to progress to the First Team squad.
Livingston Football Club recognises the outstanding work of coaches Jimmy Dunn and Peter Main, the support from parents, guardians and friends, and the dedication of ambitious young players. We are committed to doing all we can to help coaches and players going forward by helping to place them with new clubs.