Our training schedule is really starting to bear fruit, with fantastic performances from our Academy youngsters on a weekly basis. The players’ learning process is clear to see with their understanding of football terminology and getting to know our playing style.
With so many contacts, and through the detail put into our topics and session planning, the players are developing their knowledge of the game and also their love for it, especially our Foundation Phase.
This weekend just gone we welcomed Rhyl to Park Hall Stadium to play our U8s-U11s. Our Foundation Phase seem to be growing from strength to strength and that was evident again this weekend with great individual and team performances.
On Sunday, our U12s/U14s/U16s continued their FAW Academy Cup programme with fixtures away to Bangor City and Bala Town. All games were evenly contested and we thank both teams for their hospitality.
Our U13s made the journey to face Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Sir Jack Haywood Training Facility. It is a state of the art set-up and a joy for our Academy players to face top opposition again. Our U13s are developing really well as a team with a lot of new additions to the squad and are playing some great football.
Our U15s completed the weekend by welcoming Wrexham to Park Hall Stadium for a friendly fixture. The game was again evenly contested, with both teams playing good football and creating chances.
As well as supplying the above report, Jason Brindley also added his personal comments:
“It was a good weekend for our Academy, with nearly all age groups in fixtures and playing well. This coming weekend we have our full squad and complete club photo, which is one of the rare occasions that every single one of our TNS players will come together at the same time.”
“It will be great to see our U7s all the way up to our first team together, before our first team fixture against Carmarthen Town. After the game it’s a free firework display, so it promises to be a great day for all involved with The New Saints FC.”