Camelon Juniors' Under 20's Development squad has earned Club Academy Scotland status after a recent audit. The accreditation makes Juniors' only the second side outside the SPFL, along with Spartans, to achieve this status.
Club Academy Scotland is Scottish FA's structure that defines, operates and partially funds the Academy system in Scotland and governs the development of players from the ages of 11 to 18.
The club has been working towards this for the past 18 months when secretary Allan Morrison began helping the club work towards their goal.
In a statement on their website, Camelon Juniors said, "CJFC have taken time to build the U20's Development Squad over the last 18 months to become one of the best local development teams in the area.
"This is a squad where boys can come to further their footballing opportunities under the umbrella of the Lowland and East of Scotland Football Associations. The CAS Lite endorsement goes a long way to establishing the criteria that the Club will follow to ensure that any player coming through our player pathway to U20's development level are nurtured to move into adult football.
"Over the next two to three years, we have some fantastic young players in our other Academy teams that will get to play at the standard the U20's provide competitively, to continue their pathway within a development environment.
"Camelon U20's will always try to improve and provide a strong development pathway for what is currently one of the youngest U20's teams in the league set-up."