Sfa Project Brave Revealed

Last updated : 20 November 2017 By Queens Mad




Scottish FA performance director Malky Mackay has named the eight clubs to attain elite-level status within the new academy structure.

Aberdeen, Celtic, Hamilton, Hearts, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Motherwell and Rangers successfully met the SFA's Project Brave top-tier criteria.

Fellow top-flight sides Partick Thistle, Ross County and St Johnstone are in the second-tier "Progressive".

Dundee sit in the lowest of the three bands - "Performance".

The Championship's top two clubs, St Mirren and Dundee United, admitted they could not afford to apply for a place in the elite bracket.

Scotland's new academy structure
Elite: Aberdeen, Celtic, Hamilton Academical, Hearts, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Rangers.
Progressive: Ayr United, Dundee United, Forth Valley, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Partick Thistle, Ross County, St Mirren, St Johnstone.
Performance: Dundee, Fife, Greenock Morton, Queen's Park.

No place for Queens probably due to financial constraints