TGG Live: Youth Development Conference

IN September we're returning with our first in-person event for three years!

The Youth Development Conference will feature top speakers giving insights into the latest innovations and best practice in Academies - from both England and beyond. This full-day event is being held at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday September 20th and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will also be revealing our annual Academy Productivity Rankings on the day.

The ticket price includes:

  • Presentations from expert speakers.
  • Buffet lunch and morning/ afternoon refreshments
  • A free copy of our Academy Productivity Rankings brochure
  • Networking opportunities
  • VAT/ Eventbrite fees

Places are limited. You can buy a ticket HERE.

Our first speakers are below, with more to be revealed in the coming days and weeks...


Alex Inglethorpe is the Academy Manager at Liverpool. He joined the Reds in 2012 as Under-21s Head Coach following six years at Tottenham. In 2014, Alex was promoted to his current role and has overseen a period of great success for the Academy, with several homegrown players going on to feature in Liverpool's first team under Brendan Rodgers and then Jurgen Klopp.

Alex featured on Episode #17 of the TGG Podcast.

Iain Brunnschweiler is Head of Technical Development at Southampton. He was Head of Talent & Performance Coaching at UK Coaching and a Development Programme Coach with the ECB before joining Saints in November 2017. Iain is also part of the leadership group for the Southampton Learning Lab and appeared on Episode #39 of the TGG Podcast.

Charlotte Healy is the Academy Manager for Manchester United Women and Head Coach of their Under-21s. Charlotte joined United in June 2019, having been Women's U21s boss at Manchester City and U23s assistant at Liverpool.

Charlotte spoke to TGG about her work HERE.

Matthias Lochmann is a Professor at the Department of Sport Science and Sport at the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg. He is a former professional player and Uefa A Licence coach and has played a pivotal role in the formulation of the DFB's new regulations for the coaching of Under-11s in Germany.

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