The New Saints Academy would like to welcome some new additions to our academy staff. Greg Draper will be providing all age groups with his expertise in finishing. He will concentrate on the centre forwards and the players have enjoyed his sessions over the last few weeks. Greg is another player who wants to start on the coaching ladder and will be starting a coach education course soon.
Lee Fowler who was at the club last season has taken over the under 11s. Lee has recently set up his own coaching school and is also keen to pursue a career in coaching. He has had a number of league clubs and is a very good player, hopefully the younger boys will benefit from his experience.
We welcome back goalkeeper coach Dave Bennett for his second spell at the club and Dave will take all players from 7-18 on a weekly basis. Another coach with lots of experience and a keen and enthusiastic person too.
Christian Seargeant and Aeron Edwards are other members of the first team squad who have recently been on the Uefa ‘B’ license and will be helping out with our scholars and academy players during the week. Other first team members coaching this season are Steve Evans, Mike Wilde, Matty Williams and Alex Darlington. We are lucky to have so many players taking an interest in coaching and this will be a huge benefit to the development of the squads we have.