New junior teams launched at Weston

Weston Football Club are launching three new junior teams.

WESTON Football Club is proud to announce the launch of three junior teams.

The teams will train twice a week with qualified coaches and play fixtures on Saturdays. This has been made possible by the award of a grant from the newly established Football Conference Community Club Development Fund.

The programme is designed to help develop junior players’ footballing skills under the watchful eye of the youth team and first team coaches.

A signing on fee of �160 for each player includes a tracksuit, training kit, replica shirt and a Seagulls season ticket which is all at cost price. There are no other costs throughout the year and players can still play with their local junior teams while being a member of Weston Juniors.

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On April 30, a presentation of the cheque will be made at the home game against Braintree at half-time, by Lord Faulkner on behalf of the Football Conference Development programme.

Weston first team manager Craig Laird believes this programme is a great step forward for Weston Football Club. He said: “The introduction of a junior section can only improve the quality of the local players coming through the system and hopefully the first team will benefit in the long run.”

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The exciting new junior section will be a feeder into the youth team and Weston College Partnership. Ryan Northmore, Weston academy director said: “The new junior section is a fantastic opportunity to start working with talented players at an earlier stage. Now we can lay the foundations for players to grow into quality footballers. With the new full-time youth team starting in September, there is now a clear pathway between junior and conference football.”

Oliver Bliss, Weston Football Club director has expressed his interest and excitement at the new plan for the football club entering junior football. He said: “It has been a great season for the first team and now is a good time for the club to move forward by including three age groups of junior Football.”

If you are interested in becoming involved, whether it is for coaching or playing, the club will be holding a trial/open day at the Woodspring Stadium on May 31, players trials will start at 4pm and the open forum for parents and potential volunteers will begin at 6pm

If you are interested in attending, please contact Dave on 01934 621618 for details.

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