The 2012/13 season was the best in recent years for our youth team, with 4 players from our Academy Youth Team having their hard work and determination rewarded with professional contracts.
The season ended with the Rochdale AFC Academy Youth Team winning the Lancashire FA Youth Cup beating Wigan Athletic 5-0 in the final. The season also saw the lads reach the 3rd round of the FA Youth Cup being unluckily beaten by the eventual finalists Nottingham Forest, and also finishing 4th in the FA Youth Aliance League.
Pictured top left: Darcy O'Connor, top right: Joel Logan, bottom left: Scott Tanser, bottom right: Jamie Allen
Look out for them in the 1st team this season, and remember, they started where you are now!