In Autumn 2013 changes were made to the Service Area Player Development Centres and Regional Player Development Centres that sit at the base of the England Talent Pathway.
The Service Area and Regional Player Development Centres provision will be removed and replaced by a talent identification and development process embedded within community clubs and school settings.
The new process, titled "Embed the Pathway" will be open to all players and will include the development of coaches and the profiling of players.
From this players will be identified to progress into the Academy system.
The below paper explains the changes in more detail and should you wish to know more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org