Leyton Orient is aware of recent speculation regarding the future of the Club’s academy.
Following meetings with the Football League, we can confirm that if we regain our Football League status at the end of this season we will continue to run our Category 3 academy.
In the event the Club does not regain their Football League status this season, the Club will lose the right to run an Academy as we will have been outside the EFL for more than two seasons and we will no longer be able to partake in the games programme or register players.
The Club has a proud history in developing youth players and the Club are committed to continuing to develop young players and the intention will be to create a bespoke College programme aimed for 16-18 year olds. Further details will be provided once the league status of the Club is known for next season.