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Elite Performance Plan launched

October 20, 2011
Football League chairman Greg Clarke hailed English football's new Elite Player Performance Plan as "a major step forward'' after the organisation's member clubs approved the proposals.

The plans were passed by a margin of 46 to 22 at Thursday's meeting of the Football League clubs at Walsall's Banks's Stadium, with three no-shows and one abstention. The new system will increase the amount of coaching contact time for players in the country's top academies, those granted category one status.
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