To be involved in the representative team for any year is an honour and privilege for those players selected. Currently, the league has roughly 20,000 players in the league with around 2000 players in each age group. Therefore, any player selected is in the top 2% of players in that specific age group. The aim of the programme is to provide the players within the league a high-quality experience at some of the worlds best academies and hopefully create a pathway for them to develop, improve and eventually progress to one of those academies. Failing that, we hope that these players leave us at U16 and progress into an education pathway that has a strong footballing programme where players have the opportunity to play within the National League and at other semi-professional levels.