A lot of Crystal Palace fans are excited after seeing the news that Bromley Council has approved the club’s plans to redevelop the academy.
The Premier League side are hoping that the new plans will help them become a category one academy. It all seems very positive in South London both for the future and also during the present as boss Roy Hodgson recently signed a one-year contract extension, via BBC Sport, whilst on the pitch, the club have won their last three games, including beating rivals Brighton 1-0 at the AMEX, per Premier League.
Looking to youth is something that the club need to start doing, as they have the second oldest squad on average in the league, per 101 Great Goals. Palace do have a strong history when it comes to developing young players, with the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Moses and Nathaniel Clyne all previously coming through their academy.
Now that they have been given the green light to upgrade their facilities they will hopefully be able to bring more youth players into the senior side in the future, which would help save money.
Here’s what fans had to say about the plans:
BREAKING NEWS! Bromley Council has resolved to GRANT planning permission for our Academy redevelopment plans, subject to completion of the S106 agreement, and GLA referral ✅ pic.twitter.com/RSMG97yKWr
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 18, 2020
Very happy to see this
— Mahou Man (@PalaceBySea) March 18, 2020
That’s brilliant and well done to everyone involved to achieve this ❤️💙
— Fiona McNamara (@Feemac20) March 18, 2020
About time we had some good news nice one lads
— Tom (@tomcpfcsmith69) March 18, 2020
Awe. Some. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Absolutely fantastic news in these dark times!!
— Elliøtt (@wakefieldviking) March 18, 2020
Fantastic news for all concerned! Well done @CEO4TAG
— Adam Easton (@EastonAdam) March 18, 2020
Ah some good news! Great stuff. Well done all!
— Tristan (@tristanjt) March 19, 2020
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