Pools are one of 22 clubs granted a licence to play in the inaugural National League Football Academy in 2019/20.
Ian McGuckin will lead the Club’s Youth Team in the new competition, which is comprised of two regional divisions – twelve clubs in the South and ten in the North.
There are also plans in place for the clubs to play in a cup competition later in the season.
“The National League and National League Youth Alliance is committed to youth development,” explained National League Head Of Player Development, Gary Owers.
“As part of our ongoing strategic approach we have implemented a scheme for clubs to demonstrate their own commitment to raising and maintaining standards in this area.
“The licencing process involved clubs meeting required criteria set by The National League.
“The aim of a National League Football Academy is to provide an environment and player pathway which allows clubs to develop and produce more – and better – homegrown players.”
NLFA Northern Division
FC Halifax Town
NLFA Southern Division
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Weston Super Mare