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Friday, July 13, 2012
Norwich City are understood to have added a new member to their Academy team by recruiting Luton Town youth development officer Gregg Broughton.
Broughton, who has spent six years at Kenilworth Road, is reported to have been handed a role in recruitment for 16 to 21-year-olds at Carrow Road.
The Hatters’ managing director, Gary Sweet, praised Broughton for his efforts on behalf of the club.
“We would like to pay tribute to Gregg, who has done a marvellous job over the past six years at this club and wish him well for his future away from Kenilworth Road,” he said.
Broughton’s old role at Luton is being split three ways with former assistant manager Wayne Turner heading up the team, assisted by Matt Stannard as youth operations manager and Lee Cowley as youth coaching manager.
Last season, the Canaries announced plans to radically overhaul their academy system to try to “return to our roots” in producing young players.
City applied for category one status, the highest available level, in the new four-tier academy system being introduced in the elite player performance plan, backed by the Premier League and Football League from 2012-13.