STOKE CITY are today celebrating the news that they will feature at the forefront of a new world-class Academy system in English football . . . after being granted Category One status under the Elite Player Performance Plan.
The Club have been rewarded for 18 months of planning and hard work with that prestigious grading within the Academy set-up, thus boosting their prospects of achieving sustained success at the highest level in the long term future.
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