"We have our own coach in as part of the link-up, so it really is a no-lose situation for us."
Zulte-Waregem have only operated as a club since 2001 following a merger between Zultse V.V. and K.S.V. Waregem but two years ago they reached the last 32 of the UEFA Cup, where they were knocked out 4-1 on aggregate by Newcastle.
"The link gives us an option to use the club for non-EU players, so it opens the world up for us in that respect," Hart added.
"Of course, it works as a feeder system as well. If we feel we have players we can loan, then there is an option for us to do that."
Pompey's academy head to Scandinavia in late July where they will play Danish sides Brondby and Odense BK and Swedish outfit Halmstad.
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