One of the most important aspects of the club is our ability to attract players from a very young age and provide them with the best football experience we can possibly offer. The Development Squad is the life-blood of the club so we have brought in Lee Allinson and Cameron Mawer, both professional, FA qualified coaches, to run the coaching of the squad as well as act as coaching mentors to any parents wanting to step onto the coaching pathway. As with all change, the transition wasn’t easy at first but results are already starting to appear with group numbers and registrations increasing, as well as new coaches coming on board .
The young players have had a fantastic year. The emphasis has been on fun, making friends and enjoying the game of football. We’ve focused on small sided games (both in training and with other clubs in the area) and lots (and lots) of work with the ball. Even in the space of a few months the improvement has been terrific, and from what I’ve been hearing we may have a few mini-Messi’s on our hands! I know from the times that I have watched them, the children are having a great time, and I know this will continue into next season.
To finish, I want to say a special thank you on behalf of the club to Lee and Cam for their efforts.
Bengeo Tigers FDO